Camps designed for young scientists who prefer to work in the lab or outdoors.
For more than 20 years, the Lourdes University Chemistry and Physical Sciences and Education departments have kept hundreds of fifth through eighth grade students excited about the sciences through innovative summer camp programs. An added bonus for summer campers is that they learn from Lourdes Education majors who designed their lesson plans.
“The summer science camps give students unique opportunities that they don’t get in the classroom. That’s what gets students excited about the sciences, especially at the middle school age when they can start to get less engaged,” says Christine Knaggs, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In fact, Dr. Knaggs indicates the program has been so influential that more than one-fourth of summer campers return the following year with a portion choosing to enroll at Lourdes as college freshmen.
Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10; 9 a.m. until noon daily
Deadline to register: May 10, 2016
Mother Adelaide Hall Room 118, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania.
Young campers will have fun analyzing the world from nanoscale to space with polymers, using Lourdes’ brand new 3D printer and viewing BIG, the Appold Planetarium’s latest show.
Wild Nature in 3D
Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15; 12:45 to 3:45 daily
Center for Science Education and the Environment in St. Agnes Hall, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania
Deadline to register: June 10, 2016
Outdoor science enthusiasts will participate in a variety of fun activities including catching crayfish and exploring wooded areas of campus.
The cost for each summer science camp is $110 per camper. All campers receive a T-shirt.
Limited scholarships are available. To register, visit www.lourdes.edu/sciencecamp or call 419-517-8940.
About Lourdes University
Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.