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Math & Science Center has summer planned for the kids

It may still feel like winter outside, but summer is fast approaching, and soon your children will be asking: "What are we doing today?" The John McConnell Math & Science Center, 2660 Unaweep Ave., has the perfect answer for kids who will be entering grades 1-8 next fall - eight weeks of hands-on activities are sure to stimulate those inquiring minds.During the months of June and July, the Math & Science Center will offer a wide variety of weeklong day camps and Family Science Nights. Future engineers will have the opportunity to practice building bridges and roads, design cities, and solve complex engineering problems. They will "crash land" in an Amazon jungle and learn to survive by using basic engineering concepts to create ways of meeting basic human needs. Young Einsteins, Madame Curis and Louis Pasteurs will explore the magic of chemistry; the inner worlds of animal bodies; the outer worlds of creepy, crawly critters and outer space; and what makes our own bodies so amazing. And that's not all! With 16 camps to choose from, there's bound to be something that is of interest to your child.Registration for summer camps will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning April 22. Programs fill up fast, so sign up early by going to the Math & Science Center's website and clicking on the event calendar. Member discounts and scholarships are available.This year, scholarships will cover 75% of the non-member registration fee. In an attempt to provide scholarship support to as many families as possible, an individual child may receive a scholarship to one camp of their choosing during the 2013 summer season. Scholarships will be allocated by request; call the Math & Science Center and ask for Rhonda.More information on each camp is available on our website, www.MathandScienceCenter.org, or by calling 970-254-1626.We hope you'll join us for a summer of hands-on fun! Teresa Coons is executive director of the John McConnell Math & Science Center of Western Colorado.

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