RALEIGH, N.C. – It’s summer and it’s time for students to keep their Minds On!
The Minds On! Summer Science Program, developed in partnership with the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill, is being funded as part of Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) program.
The Minds On! Summer Science Program begins today (June 27) in the Triangle and will feature high-quality science education content and will feature Morehead Planetarium’s mobile planetarium.
The camps will be hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County, the John Avery Boys & Girls Club in Durham and the Kerr Family YMCA in Wake Forest. Camps will be held at six different Wake County Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as the John Avery Boys & Girls Club and Kerr Family YMCA’s Camp High Hopes.
The camps – a combination of week-long and single-day camps – will run through Aug. 5. Campers from the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA will learn about everything from space travel, planets, constellations and meteors to how ancient cultures viewed and interpreted the night sky.
Time Warner Cable’s CAMM program is a five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). TWC’s national CAMM partners are CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center serves nearly 170,000 visitors every year and is located on the campus of the UNC-Chapel Hill. Morehead has the largest full-dome digital planetarium in the southeastern United States.
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