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MILLERSBURG -- The American Association of University Women, (AAUW), Delta Kappa Gamma (educational sorority) and Holmes County 4-H OSU Extension have joined forces to provide enrichment classes for science camp for students who have completed grades four through nine, which will run Monday through Wednesday, June 26, 27 and 28, at West Holmes High School in the science wing.
Several classes aimed at making science fun with the help of many professionals is the goal of the science camp.
"It is important for kids to be able to make mistakes without consequences," said Bonnie Trubee, former gifted teacher in the West Holmes District. "Learning through mistakes can be fun. If my project didn't work this time, why not?"
Monday classes include: Nifty Synthesizer Toy, electronics -- a three-morning session where students will make a tiny, handheld musical instrument. Limited to six students.
Engineering a popsicle bridge is another class taught by Holmes County Engineer Chris Young; also available is Swinging Music Maker, taught by Larry Hall of Knox County 4-H Extension.
Tuesday features Fun with Computer Programming, Andy Barr, (Altair Engineering), and Beginning Chess; the afternoon session includes Intermediate Chess (Dr. Robert Anthony) and Math Logic Puzzlement (professor emeritus of mathemetics at OSU Mansfield).
Wednesday's classes include Let It Rain (environmental problem solving) and a field trip to Brown's Lake Bog.
"There are a lot of things going on for a nominal fee," Trubee said. Cost of the three-day science camp is $25 ($30 after June 1), although some of the classes have additional fees, like the electronics class.
Trubee says the goal of AAUW is to encourage woman and girls to take advantage of the sciences, technology, engineering and math.
This is a good opportunity to extend your student's interest in science," she said.
Registration forms are available for the 2017 science camp at the main branch of Holmes County District Public Library (youth department), Millersburg, and can be found on the West Holmes website. Students in East and West Holmes schools have received registration forms.
This is the eighth year the local branch of American Association of University Women have sponsored the science workshops. Their mission is to encourage women and girls to take advantage of opportunities in science.
"We are very fortunate to have these people give their time to this program," Trubee added.
Reporter Kevin Lynch can be reached at 330-674-5676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.