Otero Junior College

OJC Press Release ID: 2126

Monday, June 16, 2014

OJC STEM camps filling quickly
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OJC STEM will offer fun learning camps for students in grades K-12 throughout the month of July. For more information on STEM camps, go to http://www.ojc.edu/STEMcamp.aspx or call Yolonda Jaramillo, STEM Grant activities director, at 719-384-6868.

Otero Junior College STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) will be offering a variety of learning opportunities for area students throughout July.  Workshops are filling quickly, so early registration is encouraged.

Sparkfun Camp, July 7 - 9, has limited availability.  Sparkfun will offer youth in grades 7 – 12 the ability to explore the world of electronics. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK). SIK is interactive experience for programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. No previous programming or electronics experience is necessary. By the end of the camp, participants will be reading sensors, drive motors, and creating interactive devices.  Camp fee is $20.

STEM Seeds Camp, July 14 - 16, is currently full and students are being placed on a waiting list.  STEM Seeds Camp will offer a variety of workshops for students in grades K – 2. Participants can choose one, a couple or all of the following workshops:  Kitchen Science, Awesome Anatomy, Animal Detectives and Wild Weather Watchers. Workshop fees range from $5 - $10.

STEM Sprouts Camp, July 21 – 23, also has limited availability, with some workshops full or close to full.  A wide range of workshops are offered for students in grades 3 – 6.  Participants can choose workshops ranging from bridge-building to learning about flight to using chemistry to make potions.  Workshop fees are $5 for one day workshops and $10 for the two day workshop Muggle Magic: The Science of Harry Potter. 

STEM Scouts Camp, July 21 - 24, will include a range of workshops for students in 7th -12th grades. The most popular workshop, Zombie Apocolypse, is filling quickly. The workshops cover a wide range of topics including robotics, crime scene investigation and space science.  Workshop fees range from $5 for one day workshops to $10 for two day workshops and $20 for the Special FX workshop, which focuses on digital presentations. 

Limited space is available for the STEM Wildlife Adventure Camp to be held July 28 – 30. This camp is open to students in 3rd – 7th grade and offers opportunities to take a nature walk and play wildlife games (on campus); tour the fish hatchery in Las Animas and discover pond life; and see live raptors from the Pueblo Raptor Center and walk around Holbrook Lake to identify wildlife. The camp fee is $20.

For more information and registration, go to http://www.ojc.edu/STEMcamp.aspx or call Yolonda Jaramillo, STEM Grant activities director, at 719-384-6868.



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