Monday, February 28, 2011

Summer Learning Opportunities

Organizations from across the country are beginning to plan their summer programs, and youth participants are already starting to sign up! Summer learning is an important component of OST learning time, and the warm weather and freedom to roam outdoors means that it's a great time to do science. 

Below are some summer learning opportunities that have already been entered into the Directory. Get your opportunities in soon for a free way to let your community know about your program!
  • COSMOS (The California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science) at the University of California, San Diego 
    • Talented and motivated high school students are invited to work side-by-side with university faculty and researchers. In addition to the program at UC San Diego, which offers a focus in technology and engineering, COSMOS is offered at UC Davis, UC Irvine, and UC Santa Cruz.  
  •  Summer Camp at the Chicago Academy of Science Notebaert Nature Museum 
    • A variety of camps offered all summer long connect children to the wonders of nature through art, music, movement, hands-on science activities, and live animal encounters. Family open house nights each Thursday get parents and siblings involved as well. 
  • Mathematics Summer Camp for High School Girls at the University of Nebraska 
    • This all-girls, all-math, week-long camp at the University of Nebraska has been offered since 1997. High school aged girls are invited to this stimulating and supportive environment to develop their mathematical ability and interest. 
For more information on why summer learning is essential to every child's education, check out the research and resources at the National Summer Learning Association.

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