W.Va. State University to Host Science-themed Summer Day Camps for Kids

Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363

May 31, 2017
W.Va. State University to Host Science-themed Summer Day Camps for Kids
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) is hosting two series of free science-themed summer day camps throughout June and July. The “Materials in a Green, Clean World” camp targets youths in grades K-2, while “Adventures in Chemistry” targets grades 3-8. Sessions will take place in Hamblin Hall on the University’s Institute campus beginning June 7.

“Our goal is to strengthen children’s understanding of core science principles through inquiry-based lessons and hands-on activities,” said Program Specialist Hannah Payne, camp coordinator. “Participants will be able to see themselves as scientists and engineers and better understand the roles these individuals play in society.”

This level of engagement, Payne said, could encourage students to pursue higher levels of science courses throughout their academic careers.

Sessions for “Materials in a Green, Clean World” for K-2 students will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. as follows.
  • Wednesday, June 7 - Materials in a Green, Clean World
  • Tuesday, June 20 - The Many Properties of Materials
  • Tuesday, June 27 - Plastics in Your World
  • Friday, July 7 - Reuse, Reuse, Recycle
  • Friday, July 14 - Renewable vs. Non-renewable
  • Friday, July 21 - Scientists and Engineers
Sessions for “Adventures in Chemistry” for students in grades 3-8 will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. as follows.
  • Monday, June 12 - The Study of Chemistry
  • Wednesday, June 21 - Measurement and Solving Problems: A Chemist’s Toolbox
  • Wednesday, July 12 - Atoms!
  • Wednesday, July 19 - Molecules and Beyond
Parents can choose to drop off participants or stay and attend the sessions. Registration for “Materials in a Green, Clean World” is required by June 5 and for “Adventures in Chemistry” by June 8. To register, contact Hannah Payne at (304) 553-8218 or hannah.payne@wvstateu.edu.
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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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