GSK (@GSKUS) and Morehead Planetarium and Science Center have announced that
GSK's Science in the Summer™ -- a free, fun, educational program for children entering Grades
2-8 -- will return for its seventh year to select libraries and community sites in nine North
GSK's Science in the Summer will offer enrichment activities that help children learn about
chemistry. Children will investigate the states of matter, the properties of elements, acids and
bases, and the structure of atoms. The activities support learning objectives for North Carolina's
public schools and help lessen the impact of summer learning loss.
"My child loves Science in
the Summer. He’s attended for several summers, and I’ve been amazed at his understanding
and subsequent retention of the material. He has greatly benefited from the program and now
wants to work to further develop renewable energy sources," a North Carolina parent wrote in
response to a Science in the Summer survey.
Register your young scientist for sites in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin,
Harnett, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties at www.scienceinthesummer.com.
GSK's Science in the Summer will serve nearly 3,000 children in North Carolina this year, with
100 five-day sessions for children in elementary school and 40 three-day sessions (including
experiments aboard a mobile science laboratory) for children in middle school. The program
also provides part-time employment for certified teachers and high school students at each site.
GSK's Science in the Summer in North Carolina is conducted in partnership with community
sites and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Morehead Planetarium and Science
Center. GSK also offers the program to children in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Washington,
For more information about GSK's Science in the Summer, please visit
www.scienceinthesummer.com or contact North Carolina program coordinator Jarrett Grimm at 919-843-7716.
Science in the Summer program contact for North Carolina:
Crystal Harden, 919-843-8496
GSK media contact:
Jennifer Armstrong, 215-751-5664
Morehead media contact:
Karen Kornegay, 919-843-7952
GSK -- one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies --
is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better
and live longer. For further information, go to us.gsk.com, follow GSK on twitter.com/GSKUS or
visit GSK's blog.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, a unit of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, offers informal science education that serves nearly 160,000 visitors every year. In
addition, Morehead founded and administers the North Carolina Science Festival.