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Science in the Summer (SIS) provides fun, high-quality science education programming at sites in ten counties: Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, Vance, and Wake. Certified teachers lead SIS classes. The classes are designed to spark children's interest in science and show how science is part of everyday life. Experienced science educators from Morehead Planetarium and Science Center oversee the program.

Theme

This year’s theme is the Science of Me! Students will spend time exploring human biology through hands on activities and experiments. The human body is made of complex systems that are constantly working to complete tasks such as breathing, running, and even picking up a pencil. Our nervous system runs the show, our muscular system gets us where we need to go, and our digestive system fuels us from head to toe. Without our body systems working in harmony, we would not be able to function. Students will also discover what makes something “alive” and how we are able to adapt to our environment. From the building blocks of life to organ systems, students will develop a deeper understanding of the human body.

Cost

SIS is free to all children, because GSK covers all program expenses. Spaces are limited and registration is required. 

Age Levels

Science in the Summer has three levels:

Level I

  • Ages: Rising 2nd and 3rd graders
  • Number of days: 5
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Available spaces per class: 20

Level II

  • Ages: Rising 4th and 5th graders
  • Number of days: 5
  • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Available spaces per class: 20

Level III

  • Ages: Rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders
  • Number of days: 3
  • Time: Varies by site
  • Available spaces per class: 24

Your child must be registered for the correct level for his or her grade. If you have questions about the level appropriate for your child, contact the SIS office before registration. All registrations must be completed online.

Contact

Email scienceinthesummer@unc.edu to receive camp updates. 

Zenovia Hogue, SIS program coordinator*
scienceinthesummer@unc.edu
919-843-9379
*Please note that the program coordinator cannot register your child by phone.