Information applies to: SciVentures
SciVentures is more than a camp. It's an in-depth science experience for middle-school students that has become one of Morehead's most popular summer offerings. SciVentures recognizes that science doesn't only happen in a lab: Science also happens in the field.
To provide middle-school students with an immersive experience in science careers, SciVentures offers true-to-life field activities, laboratory experiments, talks with UNC researchers and teamwork with peers who share their interests.
Children entering grades 6, 7 or 8 are eligible to register for SciVentures, which is a one-week program. Registration for SciVentures is concurrent with registration for Morehead Summer Science Camps.
Through a partnership with UNC's School of Education, Morehead offers this full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) SciVentures program at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence, located adjacent to Smith Middle School.
SciVentures sessions fill quickly, so don't delay your registration. In 2013, Morehead is offering two different SciVentures programs!
|SciVentures: Our Air, Our Water, Our Homes|
"SciVentures: Our Air, Our Water, Our Homes" is available during two camp sessions:
- July 15-19
- July 22-26
Come explore your environment and investigate environmental health factors through this hands-on collaboration with UNC's Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility. Discover different effects of the environment, from our bodies to the larger world around us. Explore the spread of contaminants in communities, make a model of the mucus in your lungs and peer into microscopes at "invisible" organisms that live in our environment. Experiment with methods to clean polluted waters and head outside to test the waters of Bolin Creek. Use LEGO blocks to model air quality and tour UNC's Cogeneration Plant to discover the steps taken to keep our air clean. Finally, put your knowledge to work and leave your mark on the Town of Chapel Hill through a service-based learning project. You will leave this camp with a stronger understanding of the potential health risks around you and the positive impact you can make!
"SciVentures: ER" is available during three camp sessions:
- July 29-Aug. 2
- Aug. 5-9
- Aug. 12-16
Let's take a trip to the emergency room -- only, this time, it's for fun! In this SciVentures program, young scientists explore the fast-paced world of emergency medicine. From microscopes to stethoscopes, EKGs to EEGs, diagnose cases and try to solve medical mysteries the way health care professionals do. In the lab, learn basic first aid and use laboratory tools to identify microbes and pathogens. Explore UNC Hospitals and talk with the pros about what it takes to run an emergency room. Go on board an ambulance and get the inside story from emergency medical technicians. Turn on your sirens and grab your gear; Morehead's taking you to the ER!