CSULB Science Camps Study Earth and Space in August

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The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Science Education Department will host its annual Young Scientists’ Camp, a paid summer science camp for any child in second through eighth grade, plus high school girls in any grade, from Aug. 5-16 on the CSULB campus.

This year’s theme is Earth and Space Science, taught by experienced and future science teachers and science specialists, said Science Education Department Chair Laura Henriques. 

Second- and third-graders will study rocks, soil and animals who live there in a program called Digging into Science; third- and fourth-graders will explore space and Mars in Curiosity in Science; fifth- and sixth-graders will learn about the ways the Earth is reshaped in Don’t Mess with Mother Nature; and seventh- and eighth-graders will become crime scene investigators in Forensic Investigations.

High school girls can enroll in Phun Physics for Phemales, which features women physicists as instructors and is partially funded by the American Physical Society in an effort to get more young women interested in studying physics or physical sciences, Henriques said. Previous high school physics coursework is not required.

Both camps take place from 8:30 a.m.-noon Mondays through Fridays at the CSULB campus. Fees are $300, with a $25 discount for siblings. For more information or to register, visit www.cnsm.csulb.edu/depts/scied/projects/ysc.

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