BHSU offers at-home STEM Camps to students
Black Hills State University is making going to 'Camp Invention' more convienent by offering activity kits that kids can do at home.
SPEARFISH, S.D. — ‘Camp Invention Elevate at Home’ is a STEM based program designed for students K-6.
Participants will receive four kits for four weeks and meet via zoom three times a week with a teacher to help guide them. The dates are June 8-July 3.
Developed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention provides children with hands-on/minds-on opportunities to explore, create, and invent.
Organizers say this is great way for kids to stay connected and curious during the summer months, and fitting for the social distancing right tow.
Jami Stone, BHSU Assistant Professor, says, “I want students to get excited about STEM, as much as possible- and the units in the kits give children the opportunity to show their creativeness and with guidance.”
“This is an opportunity for students to reinvigorate their curiosity and to create and develop things and reignite that passion for trying things and realizing that it’s ok to make mistakes – this is how we learn,” says Stone.
Registered families will receive a kit by mail that includes all materials needed to complete the learning activities. One unit will be covered each week. Units include Flight Lab™, Camp Invention Champions™, Design Thinking Project™, and Rescue Squad™.
The cost is $170; scholarships are available. Registration is encouraged by May 20.
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