Are your students looking for more ways to get involved this summer? Check out the following lists of options and specific camp offerings for ideas on how to help them have fun while exploring science. Registration deadlines are approaching, so dont wait!
Your Virtual World's Student Summer Camp Opportunities Nationwide
Your Virtual World seeks to guide more youth toward science, engineering, and technology careers. The organization has launched a new web resource featuring a comprehensive list of science and technology summer camp opportunities. With application deadlines due to arrive, students and their families need to discover these opportunities and act swiftly. Many of these camps are free to qualified applicants or offer full scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis. The website targets students ages 8-13 and the adults who play leadership roles in their lives. There they will also find streaming video, role models, learning material, free software, scholarship help, seasoned advice, and other resources to help them become interested in pursuing technical careers.
A Space Experience Green Bay, Wisconsin
Join us for a week filled with rockets, astronauts, scientists, and space flight simulations! Program participants will take part in a wide range of training sessions, meet research scientists and aerospace professionals, conduct space science experiments, participate in space flight simulations, and much more during this exciting week-long program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Space Experience cadets will have the opportunity to design, build, and test their own space mission, including working with rockets, heat shields and recovery systems. In addition, cadets will be trained to use a solar telescope, navigate using the space-based Global Positioning System (GPS), and receive cadet astronaut training.
Alfred University Summer Institute in Astronomy Greensburg, Pennsylvania
These exciting residential programs are designed for junior high and high school students who love astronomy and are interested in pursuing an education in the physical sciences or math. Each year, Alfred University welcomes students to campus to take part in Summer Astronomy Institutes. These institutes give students the opportunity to learn more about astronomy, to sample life on a college campus, and to meet other students with similar interests and academic abilities.
National Youth Science Camp Charleston, West Virginia
The 2005 National Youth Science Camp will be held at Camp Pocahontas in the Monongahela National Forest in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. The NYSC is one of the nation's premier programs in secondary science education. Since its inception in 1963 as part of West Virginia's Centennial Celebration, the four-week program has offered educational forums and recreational activities that encourage the development of thoughtful scientific leadership. Participants must graduate from high school in 2005. The NYSC is an all-expenses-paid program. The National Youth Science Foundation will arrange round trip transportation from a local airport near the delegate's homes to Charleston, West Virginia. To obtain an application and the contact information for your state's selection coordinator, visit the website listed above.
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