PowSci Offers Safe Summer STEM Camps

06/23/2020

If your kids are bouncing off the walls after three months of social distancing at home, consider enrolling them in a weeklong STEM camp at the Powerhouse Science Center this summer.

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IF YOUR KIDS ARE BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS WITH BOREDOM AFTER NEARLY THREE MONTHS AT HOME DURING THE PANDEMIC, PERHAPS IT'S TIME TO REGISTER THEM FOR A WEEKLONG CAMP ON OOEY-GOOEY SCIENCE OR AN EXPLORATION OF CRITTERS IN DANGER. THOSE ARE JUST TWO OF THE MANY YOUTH  SCIENCE ACTIVITIES THAT ARE ON TAP AT THE POWERHOUSE SCIENCE CENTER THIS SUMMER.YOU'RE WATCHING THE LOCAL NEWS NETWORK, BROUGHT TO YOU BY ANIMAS MOUNTAIN MORTGAGE. I'M WENDY GRAHAM SETTLE. EARLIER THIS MONTH AT THE POWERHOUSE SCIENCE CENTER, KINDERGARTNERS THROUGH SECOND-GRADERS MADE STRIPED TIGERS WITH AN OUTLINE OF THEIR HANDS AND DONNED PITHE HELMETS TO HUNT FOR ORANGUTANS IN THE JUNGLE. THEY WERE LEARNING ABOUT ENDANGERED ANIMALS DURING THEIR SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP ON CRITTERS IN DANGER. AFTER COLORADO GOVERNOR JARED POLIS APPROVED SUMMER SCIENCE CAMPS STATEWIDE . . . WITH APPROPRIATE SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE, OF COURSE . . . THE POWERHOUSE QUICKLY ORGANIZED A SERIES OF SCIENCE CAMPS THROUGH AUGUST 14TH. WEEKLY CAMPS RUN FROM 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
WE ARE FOLLOWING A LOT OF EXTRA SAFETY PROTOCOLS FROM THE STATE AND SAN JUAN HEALTH CENTER. SO FOR EXAMPLE, ALL OUR TEACHERS WILL ALWAYS HAVE THEIR MASKS ON. WE ARE ENCOURAGING THE KIDDOS TO WEAR THEIR MASKS. WE HAVE CUT CAMPS TO A MAXIMUM OF ABOUT 10 KIDS PER CAMP. WE HAVE A LOT MORE TOUCHLESS HAND-WASHING STATIONS AND SOAP DISPENSERS, AND ALL THOSE KINDS OF THINGS. WE ARE OFFERING FREE CANCELLATIONS. SO BOOK US, TRY AND COME. AND IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL FOR WHATEVER REASON, FULL REFUNDS THIS YEAR, 'CAUSE WE JUST WANT TO GET KIDS ON CAMPUS AND KEEP THEM ENGAGED THIS SUMMER IN OUR STEM ACTIVITIES, 'CAUSE IT'S JUST BEEN SUCH A CRAZY YEAR.CAMP SESSIONS ARE DIVIDED BY AGE, KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND GRADE, THIRD THROUGH FIFTH GRADES, AND TEEN PROGRAMS. THEY COVER TOPICS LIKE BATTLING ROBOTS AND WOODWORKING CAMPS, EVEN A HARRY POTTER'S MAGIC CAMP IS ON THE SCHEDULE. INDIVIDUAL CAMPS STILL HAVE OPENINGS AVAILABLE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO REGISTER YOUR STUDENT FOR A SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP. VISIT POW SCI DOT ORG. THANKS FOR WATCHING THIS EDITION OF THE LOCAL NEWS NETWORK, I'M WENDY GRAHAM SETTLE.

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