Summer Camp: Cosmic Mike's Mission to the Red Planet
Date: August 5-9
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
For: Ages 10-13
Get ready to blast off to Mars with the North Museum! Join Cosmic Mike™, Senior Astronomy Educator, for a week-long summer camp as we explore the Red Planet, the Mars Science Laboratory mission and Curiosity – the most advanced rover ever to go to Mars.
Campers will plan a mission to Mars, launch a rocket, select a landing site, build and test a Mars egg-drop vehicle, analyze chemical composition of rocks and interpret real images of the Martian surface. All activities are PA education standards-aligned and STEM-related.
You won’t want to miss this astronomical adventure that is sure to inspire "curiosity" about Earth's closest planetary neighbor.
$225 for North Museum Members
$250 for Potential North Museum Members
Contact: “Cosmic” Mike Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration form available HERE.
Summer Camp: Nanobiotechnology Explorations
Date: July 29-Aug 2
Time: 9am to 4pm
For: High School Juniors and Seniors
Explore the world of really tiny structures (nanostructures) capable of producing BIG wonders! Come find out what nanostructures have to do with disease detection, cancer research, heart stents, environmental protection, your laptops and i-Phones. Do you think gold can be blue and pink? Interested in learning more about how to mend bone fractures with nanoglue, without too many surgeries? Want to know what nanostructures have to do with your day to day sunscreen lotions? How about a foldable TV screen? Sound fascinating? Based on a report by NSF, one million nanotechnology trained workers would be needed by 2015. Enroll to learn about this fascinating area expected to make a great impact all fields of science.
The North Museum will host this Harrisburg University of Science and Technology course as a summer camp for rising high school juniors and seniors, to provide them an opportunity to learn about nanobiotechnology. Each day focuses on a theme dedicated to a specific field of nanobiotechnology. The camp includes a series of interesting lecture components, lab experiments, class discussions and cool class projects.
This is a 2-college credit course offered as a college-in-high-school course with highly subsidized tuition. Contact PYoung@harrisburgu.edu (717-901-5121) in Admissions for cost of the camp and registration process.
About the Instructor: Dr. Mrunalini (Leena) V Pattarkine is Associate Professor of Biotechnology (Nanobiotechnology Initiative) and also serves as Director, Capital Area Biotechnology Partnership at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Harrisburg, PA. Dr Pattarkine has extensive experience in working with high school students and teachers and has held several workshops at the State and National level. Dr Pattarkine has been offering this course for past several years and has been attended by students from as far as Texas!