News Release

College Offers Summer Science Camps for Kids

May 16, 2012

Dr. John LugthartThe wet and wild will be subjects for exploration at Dalton State’s annual Creek Critters and Stream Stomp programs this summer. Biology Professor Dr. John Lugthart will introduce area kids to freshwater eco-systems along with wife, Gretchen. The Dalton State Foundation is hosting an array of summer science camps for kids; registration is underway now.

Curious kids will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiments and experiences this summer at Dalton State’s World of Science Camp offered to children ages seven to 10.

The camp, sponsored by the Dalton State Foundation, will feature faculty members from Dalton State’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and is offered in two sessions, Monday through Friday, June 11 through 22.

Session A, featuring classes on the ocean, plants & soil, rocks & minerals, human anatomy, and mathematical puzzles, runs from Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  Cost for Session A is $110.

Session B, including courses on chemistry, birds, fossils, motion & machines, and science mysteries, runs from Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  Cost for Session B is $110.

Registration for both sessions is $200.

“The World of Science Camp builds on the years of success we have had with our Creek Critters and Stream Stomp camps,” said Dalton State spokeswoman Pam Partain.  “We’ll expand this year to cover principles of physics, chemistry, geology, and mathematics in addition to biology.”

In addition to World of Science camp, the Foundation is also sponsoring the popular Creek Critters and Stream Stomp camps, which both introduce children to the wonders of stream ecosystems.  Creek Critters and Stream Stomp classes will be taught by Dalton State biology faculty members Dr. John and Gretchen Lugthart.

Creek Critters is for children ages five and six, and will meet on Monday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 11, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $45.

Stream Stomp is for children age seven to ten and will meet on Tuesday, July 10, and Thursday, July 12, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $55.

Registration is open now.  Space is limited for all camps.  Those wishing to know more or to register may call the Dalton State Foundation at 706-272-4473.

“Children are naturally curious and our School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is rich in resources to stimulate the inquisitive mind,” said Partain. “Our faculty members are excited to have these opportunities to share what they know of the natural world with young students who are anxious to learn.”

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