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Summer science programs for kids



The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky offers summer science programs in June and July for children ages 5-15. All programs begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. each day. The off erings for June include:

• Astronaut for a Day June 8, ages 6 to 10. Campers will be introduced to the world of space exploration with activities, a “launch” to the International Space Station aboard the Space Shuttle, and hands-on experiments.

• Gross Stuff! June 10, ages 7 to 12. Campers with examine all the stuff that everyone else thinks is gross. They will explore the anatomy of a pimple, make balloons belch, test the absorbency of toilet paper, and discover what an owl had for dinner last night.

• CSI-Forensics 101 June 14, ages 8 to 13. Students will search for clues, interview suspects, and use real-life crime scene investigation techniques to examine evidence and solve two diff erent mysteries.

• Space Cadet Rescue June 15, ages 9 to 12. Working as young astronauts called space cadets, campers will guide an endangered fish and her school of fish through ecological and environmental dangers down the North Fork of the Kentucky River with help from Mission Control on Earth.

• Spy Tech June 16, ages 6 to 10. Campers will learn how to communicate with friends using secret code, make invisible ink, learn to see in the dark using night vision technology, and lots of other spy tricks.

3…2…1…Liftoff ! June 17, ages 5 to 9. Campers will be an astronaut for a day and learn all about living, working, eating, and playing in space as well as what it would take to survive.

• Mars Invasion June 22, ages 7 to 11. This is a one-day camp for students who think they would like to be some of the first earthlings to live and work on Mars. Future astronauts will explore new discoveries about the Red Planet and then test their space traveling skills inside the new 3D Virtual Reality Simulator.

• Scientific Myth Busters. June 28, ages 6 to 10. Campers will explore the mysterious realm of science that lurks just below the surface of everyday life and will discover if a stick can lead you to water, if you can make a flashlight that will work with dead batteries, or if you can climb a wall using toilet paper.

• Emergency First Responders Team. June 29, 30, & July 1, ages 12 and up. Campers will become a part of a First Responder Team. Students will experience what it is like to be a police officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician and a member of a rescue squad. They will investigate a crime, fight a fire, save a life and maybe rescue a trapped or missing person. There are only 30 spaces available so spots should be reserved in advance. This camp is presented in cooperation with Hazard Fire Department, Hazard/Perry County 911 Center, Perry County Emergency Management, Flight Service, Hazard Police Department, Perry County Volunteer Rescue Squad, Perry County American Red Cross, Perry County Ambulance Service, and ARH Hospital.

Call The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky at (606)-487-3049 or (800)-246-7521 for more information.


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