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Four science summer camps offered at Homewood Science Center

The Homewood Science Center is offering four summer camps for kids in July and August.

EC STEM Camp with PopUp Science @Home for kids ages 5-8 will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 12, 13, 14 and 15. Teachers Tikia Cross and Kim Brunson will help young learners go in-depth with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics through read alouds, observations, cause and effect and access to the Homewood Science Center’s Imagination Playground. There is an $80 fee.

Digital Fix://  has two sessions designed for kids ages 11-13.

In Build An App, participants will work in teams to build an app that can help solve a problem. Students will use the MIT App Inventor. The program meets from 10 a.m. to noon July 19, 20, 21 and 22. There is a $150 fee.


In Green Screen Movie Scene, participants will produce photo and video content using green screen technology. The students will debut final projects during a family premiere party at the final class. The program meets July 26, 27, 28 and 29. There is a $150 fee.

The Makey Makey Design Studio gives kids ages 8-11 a chance to design a game by learning the basics of how to use a Makey Makey circuit board to bring the game to life. Students will use the Scratch computer program to code and customize a game designed out of cardboard. The class meets from 1 to 3 p.m. July 26, 27, 28 and 29. The fee is $150 per student, or $230 for two students enrolling together. 

A Girls STEAM Camp for girls ages 8-11 will help participants develop their confidence and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math (STEAM). This camp will focus on comparative anatomy with forensic applications. The camp meets Aug. 2, 3, 4 and 5. The fee is $100.  

Registration for these camps can be made through the homewoodsciencecenter.org website.

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