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Cumberland University partners with Predators Foundation and TVA to host science camp

5/5/2010
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 Cumberland University partners with Predators Foundation and TVA to host science camp

THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED

Cumberland University, in partnership with the Predators Foundation and TVA, will host an exciting hands-on science camp for 6th and 7th grade students. The camp will take place June 7-11.

Designed to be an introduction to science the five day camp will give students the opportunity to learn about a variety of disciplines including biology, chemistry, geology and physics. Students who attend will participate in science experiments and group activities.  A couple of guest speakers are also scheduled for the camp.  Dr. Michael Rex, Associate Professor of English, will share his knowledge of gemstones and Mr. Danny Bryan, Assistant Professor of Biology, will discuss herpetology.

Camp Director, Dr. Sarah Pierce, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Engineering Science, has a strong passion for science and says this camp will offer a unique learning environment.

“This camp is unique in that it will offer a exciting blend of dynamic, interactive and creative learning.” said Pierce. “The students attending the camp will participate in exciting hands-on projects and gain an understanding of how science impacts our world.” 

Thanks to grants from the Predators Foundation and TVA the camps have been expanded to include rising 6th and 7th grade students. The grant will also reduce the cost for attending the camp by more than half. 

The camp is another example of how Cumberland University maintains a commitment of service to the community by encouraging students to learn more about the field of science. 

“Hosting the science camp is a part of Cumberland’s commitment to our community.” said Camp Director Kim Atwood, Biology Instructor and Science Lab Coordinator for Cumberland University. “Our goal is foster an interest in science and to give students the opportunity to participate in a science camp locally at a reduced cost.”

Camp registration is taking place now and space is limited. The cost is $35 per camper. The 6th grade camp will take place 9:00-11:00 am, the 7th grade camp will take place 1:00-2:30 pm. Registration forms are due by May 21th. Forms are available online on the University website. 

For additional registration information about the science camps, visit the Cumberland University website at www.cumberland.edu or contact Dr. Sarah Pierce at 615-547-1233 or spierce@cumberland.edu or Mrs. Kim Atwood at 615-547-1262 or katwood@cumberland.edu.

6th grade registration form
7th grade registration form