|SCORE camps near; grade 1-2 section full|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
S.C.O.R.E. science camps are fast approaching. Final registration is Monday, June 3, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Chase County Schools in Imperial, Neb.
At that time, parents/grandparents will pick up their children’s T-shirts, water bottle, lunch cooler and camp program/schedule.
The grade 1-2 camp is full, said director Marla Smith. Names are being taken by registration chairman Linda Lakey in the order she receives them. If there are cancellations, parents will be contacted.
The grade 3-4 and grade 5-6 camps are still open.
S.C.O.R.E. camp depends on having volunteers to help with participants, visiting guest scientists and instructors, camp preparations and clean-up.
Here are some program details:
Monday, June 10—Students will rotate to seven different stations presented by staff from the Strategic Air and Space Museum from Ashland, Neb. Ken Schroeder, deputy director, is coordinating the activities centered on many exhibits they are bringing to S.C.O.R.E.
Sessions include a planetarium show, the giant Earth balloon, multi-axis motion machine, robotics, the giant (37 feet) space shuttle slide, Astronaut Training 101 and rocketry.
Schroeder also plans to bring a new addition ... the 1,200-pound giant shuttle bouncy house.
Open house set for Monday, June 10
A spectacular balloon launch will occur in front of the school at 5 p.m. on June 10. This balloon launch was the halftime entertainment at a Husker game and other exciting events. It will be launched into near space and tracked by GPS. People will be able to track the balloon via a TV monitor. Approximately 30 minutes later it will be retrieved.
Following the launch, the public can observe the exhibits brought to S.C.O.R.E. from the Strategic Air and Space Museum listed above. They will be located in the Shorthorn and Longhorn gyms, cafeteria and lobby area. In addition, there will be several laser shows presented by Jack Dunn, planetarium director of the UNL State Museum, located in the auditorium.
The evening is free and represents the CCS Education Foundation’s appreciation to all who are supporting S.C.O.R.E. in any way.
A second Outreach Program will be Wednesday, June 12, from 5-6 p.m. when HAWKQUEST of Parker will present “Birds of Prey.”
One does not often get to observe an eagle, hawk, owl or falcon up close ... this is a chance to experience these birds and learn more about them.
The program will be held in the CCS auditorium.
Holyoke Enterprise May 30, 2013