Looking for some fun and educational activities for your kids this summer? Northwest Mississippi Community College Continuing Education is offering some exciting classes this June through its annual Kid’s Kollege. The classes will be held on the Senatobia campus.
Science Exploration (Ages 6-9) - Explore the many different parts of science and improve your questioning skills at the same time. Participants will be doing many different projects during this camp, ranging from messy kitchen chemistry to design and trials of energy and motion to animal and plant exploration. Come explore science in this high-energy camp! Students will need to bring a snack and drink each day. The dates are June 2-6 from 10 a.m. – noon in the Math and Science Building. The fee is $80 and the deadline to register is May 28.
Amazing Animals (Ages 10-14) – Learn about different types of animals, from the smallest spineless critters to the largest Earth dwelling inhabitants. Explore their structure and ecology while asking questions such as “why and how.” We will explore many different animals by observation and hands on activities to compare anatomy and function and learn about their ecology and relationships with other organisms and habitats. Students will use what they learn about existing animals and habitats to design their own animal to best fit a chosen habitat. Students will need to bring a snack and drink each day. The dates are June 2 – 6 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Math and Science Building. The fee is $80 and the deadline to register is May 28.
Tennis * (Ages 8 -14) – Participants attending this week long camp will be taught the fundamentals of the game, including rules and etiquette, grip, forehand, backhand and serves. Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle. Water will be provided. Students should bring their own rackets if possible. Some rackets will be available upon request.
* There are two camps this summer. The dates are June 16-20, (deadline to register is June 11) and June 23 – 27 (deadline to register is June 18). The camps will be held from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on the Northwest Tennis Courts. The fee for tennis camp is $80.
Geocaching Roundup (Ages 9-14) – Have you ever wanted to try Geocaching and have never tried it or not had time to get to all the caches in our area? We will have two days of nothing but hunting geocaches in areas from Sardis Lake to Arkabutla Lake, possibly further. We will choose as many new caches as possible to visit during this two-day extravaganza. Our first activity will be to place a cache in the Senatobia vicinity for others to find. Each student will be able to place trinkets in caches we find, as well as take small trinkets. One of the most interesting things in geocaching is placing a geo-bug or trackable trinket and monitoring where it travels. We have one from last summer that is in Wisconsin. Each camper will be encouraged to have a geocache account where they can log their visits and track their progress. This is a hobby that you can do with nothing but a smart phone. Visit geocaching.com for more information on this popular pastime and join us as we hunt for treasure. Students will need to bring a snack and drink each day. The dates are June 23 – 24 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Math and Science Building. The fee is $45 and the deadline to register is June 18.
To register for a class, drop by the Continuing Education office or visit www.northwestms.edu/conted and download the Continuing Education/Kid’s Kollege brochure, which includes a registration form that can be returned to the office by mail or in person. Registration fees are refunded in full if the class for which they are registered is full, the class is cancelled or the student notifies the office of Continuing Education prior to the registration deadline. Class fees may be paid by cash, check or credit card.
For more information, contact Pam Wooten, coordinator of Continuing Education at 562-3349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story by LaJuan Tallo, Communications Assistant