Lycoming College for Kids and Teens will Occupy Mars this summer, or as close as we can get to it from the new Lynn Science Center.
The three-level, 26,000-square-foot facility connects the north end of the existing Heim Biology and Chemistry Building and includes a planetarium, classrooms, research and teaching labs, computer labs, faculty offices, student lounges and an atrium.
The new Science Center opens for the 2015 fall semester, but attendees of the 2015 Lycoming College for Kids & Teens program will be the first Earthlings to occupy it as we hold our annual summer camp.
Lycoming College for Kids and Teens is an opportunity for students to experience these opportunities and more in a hands-on, educational environment that’s stimulating and safe. Who knows? Maybe a Lycoming College for Kids graduate will be one of the first Astronauts to travel to the Red Planet. We hope so!
Lycoming College’s one-week workshops are held all day July 27-31, 2015 on the historic, Williamsport campus. Here, scientific, artistic and magical classes are taught by some of the area’s most respected professionals, and are designed to enhance creativity in elementary and middle school students.
Last year, students participated in a journalism class, writing stories and taking photos, and published these on a Web site about the summer program. Others learned about simple machines using mechanized Legos, while others developed their own photographs, or created crystals and volcanoes.
From art to music to science, each class has been carefully designed to enlighten and entertain children. The program offers more than a dozen different types of classes with invaluable hands-on experience. Examples of classes include, Aeronautical Engineering, Geocaching, Forensics 101, Junior Journalists, Structure It, Super Science, Grossology.
Open to elementary and middle school-aged students entering the second grade, through the eighth grade, the summer program consists of two classes each day; Period 1 meets from 9 a.m. to noon, and Period 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Extended care is offered for parents who need to drop off and pick up children between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. A supervised lunch break is held from noon to 1 p.m. Students must supply their own lunch. Snack and soda machines are available.
Registration is $200 for the five-day workshop. Discounts are offered for each additional family member. Extended care fees range from $2 to $5 daily. Checks and credit cards are accepted for all fees.
Parents may enroll their children online,or by contacting Debbie Smith, 321-4180 or email@example.com, for an application form. Enrollment is limited, often from 10 to 15 students per class, so apply early. Placement is based on the order in which the applications are received, so register early to avoid closed classes.
Classroom volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. In the past, high school students have used this opportunity for community service hours.
For a complete list of classes and descriptions, and for further information on the program and application, please visit the CLASSES LINK or call (570) 321-4180.
for Kids & Teens
(Heim Building, corner of Mulberry Street and Washington Boulevard)
Director: Robin Van Auken
Asst. Director: Debbie Smith
Coordinator: Darlene Connelly
700 College Place, Box 152
Williamsport, PA 17701
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VAN AUKEN: 570-916-0026