Lourdes offers summer learning opportunities

For more than 20 years, the Lourdes University Chemistry and Physical Sciences and Education departments have kept hundreds of fifth through eighth grade students excited about the sciences through innovative summer camp programs.An added bonus for summer campers is that they learn from Lourdes Education majors who design their lesson plans.

“The summer science camps give students unique opportunities that they don’t get in the classroom. That’s what gets students excited about the sciences, especially at the middle school age when they can start to get less engaged,” said Christine Knaggs, Ph.D, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.In fact, Dr. Knaggs indicates the program has been so influential that more than one-fourth of summer campers return the following year with a portion choosing to enroll at Lourdes as college freshmen.

Extreme Science Monday,June 6 to Friday,June 10 9 a.m.-noon daily. Deadline to register: May 10 Mother Adelaide Hall Room 118, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania
Young campers will have fun analyzing the world from nanoscale to space with polymers, using Lourdes’ brand new 3D printer and viewing BIG, the Appold Planetarium’s latest show.

Wild Nature in 3D Monday,July 11 to Friday,July 15 12:45-3:45 daily. Deadline to register: June 10 Center for Science Education and the Environment in St. Agnes Hall, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania
Outdoor science enthusiasts will participate in a variety of fun activities including catching crayfish and exploring wooded areas of campus. The cost for each summer science camp is $110 per camper. All campers receive a Tshirt. Limited scholarships are available. To register, call 419/517-8940 or visit www.lourdes.edu/sciencecamp.

Learning the Art of Ceramics
The Lourdes University Department of Art is offering its own summer program that allows individuals of all ages to learn the art of ceramics. A variety of sessions are offered at the Canticle Center, 5335 Silica Dr., in Sylvania for beginner and advanced artists. Individuals can choose from four-week or one-week intensive sessions offered from May through September.

Sessions include Advanced Wheel Throwing; Ceramic Surface; Pottery Boot Camp; Mugs, Bowls, Plates; and Beginners & Beyond (Wheel & Hand). For more information, call 419/824-3685 or email eszavuly@lourdes.edu.