Boys and Girls Club of East Texas experiences Science in the Summer at Sci-Port
Made possible by the GSK and American Association for the Advancement of Science
Published Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00 am
by Tara Burton

Sci-Port Discovery Center has offered free summer camps in August to East Texas elementary school students, made possible by grant funding from GSK and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The Lone Star Summer Camp began Aug. 1 and runs through Aug. 12. All students are part of the Boys and Girls Club of East Texas.

“We want our East Texas community to experience Sci-Port just as much as our local kids, needs, but it can be difficult for some to visit. This free program makes it easy for East Texas children to visit our center, helping to bridge gaps and offering fun educational opportunities,” said Sci-Port President and CEO Ann Fumarolo.

The GSK Science in the Summer™ program, which has brought free, hands-on science classes to elementary-aged students in a handful of select East Coast cities for nearly 30 years, partnered with the AAAS to expand the program nationally. The program is sponsored by GSK and administered by AAAS in conjunction with Association of Science-Technology Centers-member museums and science centers. Sci-Port is in its second year of hosting GSK Science in the Summer™.

The courses will use the GSK Science in the Summer™ physical sciences curriculum. The course is targeted at students entering second through sixth grades and is led by science educators. The national GSK Science in the Summer™ program will teach students the basics of physical sciences. Students will learn new things regarding atomic structure, magnetism, static electricity, electromagnets and circuits (parallel and series) through experiments and the scientific method.

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Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101


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