SEABORG CENTER OFFERS SUMMER COLLEGE FOR KIDS

MARQUETTE – Enrollment for the summer “College for Kids” program at the Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, April 24. The following week-long sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $50 each unless otherwise stated:

June 12-16

“Careers in Science and Mathematics” from 9 a.m. to noon for grades 8-10. Interact with NMU faculty and graduate students while investigating activities in the following fields: biology, psychology, chemistry, exercise physiology, mathematics, and physics.

June 19-23

“Calling All Rock Hounds” from 9 a.m. to noon for grades K-2. Investigate rocks like a geologist.

“Mystery Festival” from 1-4 p.m. for grades K-2. Solve the case of the missing teddy bear.

“How Strong are Your Bridges?” from 9 a.m. to noon for grades 3-5. Build and test bridge structures.

“Simple Machines with LEGOs” from 1-4 p.m. for grades 3-5. Learn how machines work using LEGO blocks.

“Turtles and Toads” from 1-4 p.m. for grades 6-8. Take field trips to gather turtles, frogs, and snakes. This session will require an additional $10 per child to cover the cost of transportation.

June 26-30

“Water, Water Everywhere” from 9 a.m.-noon for grades K-2. Explore our world’s water.

“Our Home in Space” from 1-4 p.m. for grades K-2. Understand our place in the solar system.

 “Marvelous Machine” from 9 a.m.-noon for grades 3-5. Use K’Nex to build and test machines.

“Turtles and Toads” from 1-4 p.m. for grades 3-5. Take field trips to gather turtles, frogs, and snakes. This session will require an additional $10 per child to cover the cost of transportation.

“Robotics Space Mission” from 1-4 p.m. for grades 6-8. Build robots to do missions on Planet H-99.

July 10-14

“Science through the Seasons” from 9 a.m.-noon for grades K-2. Explore seasons and holidays with science.              

 “Yes, it’s a Bird” from 1-4 p.m. for grades K-2. Learn the ways that birds are different from other animals.

“Chemistry for Beginners” from 9 a.m.-noon for grades 3-5. Investigate the science of chemistry.

“Turtles and Toads” from 1-4 p.m. for grades 3-5. Take field trips to gather turtles, frogs, and snakes. This session will require an additional $10 per child to cover the cost of transportation.

“Messages from the Stars” from 1-4 p.m. for grades 6-8. Study light from distant stars to learn about our galaxy.

July 17-21

“Building Big” from 9 a.m.-noon for grades K-2. Build structures like an engineer.

“Crawly Critters” from 1-4 p.m. for grades K-2. Observe and examine crawly critters.

“Mystery Festival” from 9 a.m.-noon for grades 3-5. Solve a mystery like a forensic scientist.

“Robotics Space Mission” from 1-4 p.m. for grades 3-5. Build robots for missions on Planet H-99.

“Advanced Turtles and Toads” from 1-4 p.m. for grades 5-7. Take field trips to gather turtles, frogs, and snakes. This session will require an additional $10 per child to cover the cost of transportation.

July 24-28

“Elephant Families” from 9 a.m.-noon for grades K-2. Learn about African elephant families.

“Using Our Senses” from 1-4 p.m. for grades K-2. Learn how human senses work.

“Motion and Design” from 9 a.m.-noon for grades 3-5. Build and test various vehicles.

“Nine Planets No Longer” from 1-4 p.m. for grades 3-5. Investigate our planets and learn how scientists are looking for planets around other stars.

“Up, Up and Away” from 1-4 p.m. for grades 6-8. Build and launch high-flying rockets.

“Survival Skills” from 1-4 p.m. for grades 6-8. Prepare for an outdoor adventure.

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“Isle Royale Wilderness Experience” for ages 13-15. Travel to Isle Royale for a multi-day backpacking/wilderness camping experience. This session is limited to eight participants who will be chosen from students who successfully complete the “Survival Skills” session during the week of July 24-28. The cost is $450 to cover all expenses of the trip.

 

To enroll, contact the Seaborg Center at 227-2002. Registration is by phone only; no advance, e-mail, fax or answering machine registrations will be taken.



Prepared By
Becky Kratz
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