Story last updated at 4/4/2012 - 11:33 am
The STEM AK program of the Juneau Economic Development Council is offering a variety of summer science camps to kids of all ages in locations around Southeast Alaska.
The following STEM AK camps will be offered during the 2012 summer season:
Sun to Sea: grades 7-9, June 4-9: Juneau only.
Sun to Sea Camp connects middle school students with scientists and experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to help explore the world of wind, weather, waves and more through hands-on learning.
Advanced Rocketry: grades 6-9: Ketchikan, June 11-13; Juneau, August 13-17.
This cam is for the novice or amateur. Learn how to design your own rockets using advanced CAD software and choose your own motors.
FIRST LEGO Programming: Ages 9-14: Juneau, July 9-13; Ketchikan, June 11-14.
This class is for beginners or experts. FIRST offers accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people from the time they start school through high school graduation.
The Un-Saturday Thing: grades 4-9, July 9-13: Juneau only.
This camp provides an environment that stimulates innovation: freedom to think and explore a community of kids who are innovators. The camp provides the equipment to enable innovation and easily accessible supplies.
Kitchen Chemistry: grades 4-5, July 23-27: Juneau only.
Budding young chefs will explore various methods used in cooking food and some of the chemistry involved in food preparation and preservation.
Underwater Gliders: grades 7-9, August 6-10: Ketchikan only.
Learn from Navy engineers how to build and operate your own underwater glider to collect and analyze aquatic data. Participants will also learn about marine acoustics.
Details for each summer camp experience are listed on www.stemak.org. Interested participants are encouraged to visit this website to find out more information and submit applications.
JEDC has a limited amount of funding for Summer Science financial aid. Aid is awarded on the basis of household income and in the order that completed financial aid applications are received until funding is exhausted for this year.