Science Camp Begins Today

Young minds will begin learning more about science this week during the first of two Community Science Network camps.

The camps are being offered this summer to help teach area youngsters about science.  This year’s camps will focus on the human body, and participants attending the camps take part in a variety of hands-on activities throughout the week.

Dr. Robin Lasey, assistant professor of chemistry at Arkansas Tech and camp director, says the campers are split into groups based on age, and a certified teacher will lead each classroom of students.  There will also be an aide in each classroom to assist in instruction.

“Students who attend science camp learn that science is fun,” adds Lasey.  “They also learn to ask questions about how the world around them works.”

The camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, and the first session concludes on Friday.  The second session begins on Monday, July 19.  Both sessions are taking place at Pottsville Middle School.  The cost to attend each session is $75 per child, which covers the attendance cost and the camp materials.