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Rahall Transportation Institute and June Harless Center offer summer camps

By Staff reports

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Rahall Transportation Institute and the June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development will offer summer camps for students focused on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) activities. Class sizes for each camp are limited. Pre-registration is required.

June Harless Center Camps include:

Arts and Bots: Exploring Robotics and The Arts!: 9 a.m. to noon, June 17-20 at Marshall University's campus, Jenkins Hall B7. For children entering the third through eighth grades. The cost is $150 per child.

Experimenting With Science: 9 a.m. to noon, July 8-11 at Marshall University's campus, Jenkins Hall B7. For children entering third, fourth and fifth grades. The cost is $100 per child.

Bee-Bot Into Beginning Robotics!: 9 a.m. to noon, July 22-25, Marshall University's campus, MUEE STEM Center, Corbly Hall 118. For children entering first and second grades. The cost is $80 per child.

For more information regarding summer camps at the June Harless Center, contact Holly Moore at miles10@marshall.edu or 304-696-2945.

Rahall Transportation Institute (RTI) -- S.T.E.A.M Camps:

Young Builders: 10 to 11:30 a.m., July 29 to Aug. 2, Marshall University, Morrow Library, Room 100. For ages 5 through third grade. Set up includes a world of DUPLO -- Large blocks, gears, mosaics, animals, trains and more. Playground, stores, parks and zoo, homes and workplaces and transportation will be featured. The cost is $69 per student.

Technology Art: 10 a.m. to noon, July 22-26, Marshall University, Morrow Library, Room 100. For students in grades 3-8. Students will build LEGO gears, pulleys, levers, wheels and axles into machines to be used in making art projects. Use LEGO blocks to make mosaics and use robots to draw. Learn about engineering through hands-on experience with LEGO educational materials. The cost is $89 per student.

Technology Building: 1 to 3 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 2, Marshall University, Morrow Library, Room 100. For students in grades 3-8. Students will build LEGO gears, pulleys, levers, wheels and axles into machines to solve dozens of challenges. Participants will learn about engineering through hands-on experience with LEGO educational materials. The cost is $89 per student.

Robotics -- Lego Education Green City Challenge: 1 to 3 p.m., July 22-26, Marshall University, Morrow Library, Room 100. For students in grades 4 and up. Great prep for FIRST LEGO League! Students participate in small team design projects while fostering an understanding of science and physical principles for robotics and computer programming in ROBOLABTM and NXT-G. Projects are structured to allow students in small groups to work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun. The cost is $99 per student.

To register for RTI camps visit www.njrati.org. Payment must be postmarked no later than four days after the submission of a registration form to the following address: RTI Summer S.T.E.A.M Camp, P.O. Box 5425, Huntington, WV 25703.

For more information about the RTI S.T.E.A.M programs and activities contact Sandra Jones at sjones@njrati.org or call 304-696-7098.

 


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