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March 3, 2016, The News- Page 25 Summer Camps, Programs and Activities


Dyer Observatory’s camp is astronomy and space science. Campers learn about how scien- tists discover the secrets of the universe, from exotic black holes to the nature of light. During the week, campers are engaged in exciting hands-on educational science activities: launching rockets, working with and build- ing electronics, experimenting with lasers, and working with telescopes. The camp curricu- lum has been created by an expert team of astronomy pro- fessors, space scientists, and


Explore the Universe at Dyer Observatory Space Science Camp SAMPLE ACTIVITIES:


The focus of Vanderbilt


area science teachers. The Dyer Observers Space Science Camp supports stu- dents who are serious about exploring the worlds of sci- ence, math, and technology, and opens up their minds to future career possibilities in these fields. Campers are inspired by interacting with astronomers who are respected researchers and seasoned in- structors. Participation in group activities builds self-confi- dence, problem solving skills, and social skills. Camp Dates will be June 13-


17, 2016 from 9 am-3 pm for ris- ing 5th and 6th graders. June 20-24, 2016 from 9am-3pm will be for rising 7th and 8th graders. Campers and their parents will also be invited one evening during the week for a telescope viewing program. Snacks and drinks will be pro- vided. Campers should pack their own lunch with a drink. The cost is $400 per camper. Applications may be picked up


at the Dyer Observatory, or may be downloaded from their web- site: www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu/ entertainment/summer-camps/. The Vanderbilt Dyer Obser-


vatory is located at 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood, off of Granny White Pike, (approximately 1/3 mile north of Old Hickory Blvd). For more information or to


apply, visit: dyer.vanderbilt.edu, call 615-373-4897 or email a.rockafellar@vanderbilt.edu


• Safely view the dynamic surface of the Sun through the solar telescope • Introduction to rocketry: design and launch bottle rockets • Interact with cutting-edge research astronomers • Learn about how telescopes work and build your own • Observe the sky with Dyer Observatory’s telescopes


• Journey to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL for a day-long adventure


• Learn about basic electronics and use them to build working projects. • Construct functioning model rovers, and navigate them through challenging terrain • Learn about comets and how craters are formed by making your own realistic models • Receive an Arduino Uno and use what is learned in camp to build many of your own projects


ST. BERNARD ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS 2016


2020 24th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37212


Located near Vanderbilt & Hillsboro Village


SBA offers a summer daycare program (SUMMER PLAY DAYS) for children ages 4- 12 years. The weekly fee is $225 per child. SUMMER PLAY DAYS is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the weeks listed below.


June 6 - Across the Universe June 13 - Animal Planet June 20 - Go for the Goal! June 27 - Clowning Around


July 11 - Surf's Up! July 18 - Once Upon a Disney Movie... June 25 - Around the World August 1 - SBA Olympics


For more information, or to obtain a registration form, please call (615) 298-1298, e-mail Co-Directors Jordan Harkey and Rebecca Nichols at jharkey@stbernard.org and rnichols@stbernard.org, or visit the Summer Play Days page, under the Student Life tab on their website, stbernard.org


Also check out this yearʼs Camps Section online at:


gcanews.com


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