2018 Summer Camps
June 18 – June 22 @ 8:30 am- 3:00 pm | $250.00
Campers explore hands-on activities to learn about the difference between mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods (bugs!) and how to classify them based on morphology, symmetry and more. We will provide a visual and memorable learning experience through observation, dissection and more. Campers learn these concepts through activities, crafts, and create their own personal Zoology notebook.
June 25 – June 29 @ 8:30 am- 3:00 pm | $450.00
Campers will design and build their own Seaperch ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) and then participate in battle bot and obstacle course challenges. SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides campers with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, campers will learn engineering concepts, problem-solving, teamwork, and technical applications.
Microbiology Mini Camp
July 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th (July 4th Holiday no camp) @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm | $175.00
Campers will spend the week exploring microbiological techniques in the lab. They will learn about bacteria and all the cool things they can do. Students will learn aseptic techniques, how to make LB agar plates, grow bacteria, and various bacterial staining methods. Campers will explore the ways in which we can prevent bacterial growth by using antibiotics and common food spices. They will then learn how microorganisms are used to degrade oil slicks, make a bacterial fuel cell, and use fluorescent bacteria to draw glowing images.
Journey to Space Camp
July 9th-July 13th @ 8:30 am- 3:00 pm | $250.00
Journey to space is a week long camp designed to explore awesome hands on activities that promote interest in space travel and the technology used to get us there. Students will spend spend the week learning how to develop and test green rocket propellents, learn about the aerodynamics of rockets, how to navigate through space, explore the surface of Mars and much more using curriculum developed by NASA and it’s partners. Our staff travels to the NASA Johnson Space Center to gain access to the newest and coolest curriculum designed just for Space Educators.
Genetic Engineering Boot Camp (High School)
July 30th-August 3rd @ 8:30 am- 3:00 pm | $250.00
Students will spend the week learning how to clone genes. This technique utilizes the deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material. Campers will use state of the art technologies to change the genetic makeup of cells, including the transfer of genes within and across species boundaries to produce improved or novel organisms.
Drone Photography Academy (High School)
August 6th- August 10th @ 8:30 am- 3:00 pm | $250.00
Drones are now being used in all sorts of industries. Real estate sales, cell tower inspections, crop analysis and infrastructure repair are just some of the industries that are utilizing drones. Former President Barack Obama awarded a grant of $2.2 million to train coal miners how to professionally fly drones in southwest Virginia, greatly reducing the risk of human injury during mine inspections. Campers will explore drone technology, learn how to safely pilot a drone and working together they will build a drone. Campers will then use their drones to take bird’s eye images of the city of Pittsburgh ending in a Drone Photography gallery show on the final day of camp.