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KIDS IN COLLEGE
July 14 – 18, 2014

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Week-long packages for $200 per week or individual classes priced separately.
All students receive a T-shirt.  

Daily Schedule
Sign-in 8:45 a.m.
Supervised half-hour lunch break each day. Students bring their lunches. A drink is provided.
Dismissal: 4:00 p.m. 

Printable Registration Form

Drop-off and Pick-up
We provide a secure drop-off and pick-up for children’s safety.  The drop-off and pick-up location is in the room assigned to each age group. Once you register, we will send you a confirmation that will list your child’s assigned room number. 

Cancellation Policy
If, for any reason, a parent must cancel a child’s registration for a course or program, the cancellation must be received in writing by the Continuing Education coordinator no later than July 6. The cancellation is then processed by Venango College of Clarion University and a refund will be available to the parent in approximately four weeks. If a cancellation is requested during the course, a refund cannot be issued.

Financial Aid Available
Request scholarship applications by contacting the Continuing Education office at 814-676-6591, ext. 1273 or e-mail tbeach@clarion.edu

GRADES:
K-1; Instructor: Christy Szafran
2-3; Instructor: Rachel Baker 
4-5; Instructor: John Kluck
6-8; Instructor: Kim Shirey

Grades K -1
Instructor:  Christy Szafran

Monday, July 14th
PREHISTORIC PARTY
Explore the interesting world of prehistoric creatures with a variety of fun and educational learning activities.
SIGN IN/ SCIENCE SONG TIME
Enjoy fun dinosaur songs and chants.
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
DINOSAUR STORY TIME
Let’s begin our scientific investigation with a great prehistoric story like “Dinosaur Party.”
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                               $10
AMAZING DINOSAUR ART
Learn all about different kinds of dinosaurs that roamed the Earth long ago.  Paint Dinosaur Magic Velvet Hidden Pattern Reveal Scenes and then create clay dinosaur sculptures.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.                             $15
DINOSAUR DIG AND DISCOVER
Be a real paleontologist and participate in a dig for dinosaur fossils.  Excavate a detailed dinosaur from a plaster Dino Egg.  What will YOU discover?
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.                            $20
LUNCH 12:00 -12:30 p.m.
DINO-MITE CUT-OUT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AND FOSSIL MAKING
How would you like to have a photo of YOU with a gigantic dinosaur? Get your prehistoric photo taken and then create your own cast fossils with clay, plaster, and a variety of prehistoric materials. You can paint them with watercolors after they dry and then take your fossils home to display and to keep forever. 
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.                              $20
AWESOME PREHISTORIC ANIMALS AND CAVE WALL PAINTING
Choose your favorite prehistoric animal and create a replica of that creature. Each paleontologist will also design and create cave art using “prehistoric” paint and other materials.
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.                                $15
DINOSAUR VIDEO/DINO FOOD/REVIEW
You’ll review what you have learned today, watch a dinosaur video, eat dinosaur food (plant-eaters.) and then choose a dinosaur ring to wear home.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.                               $10

Tuesday, July 15th
BRAIN-BASED LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Learn all about your brain 
SIGN IN/ BRAIN SONG TIME
Enjoy a variety of fun brain songs and chants.   You’ll learn such favorite songs as, “Old McScientist Had a Brain.” and “The Three Parts of the Brain.”
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
BRAIN STORY TIME 
Let’s begin our brain investigation with a great story like “My Brain Is Me.”
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                                $10
BRAINY ART
Work in groups to create impressive brain diagrams, brain hats, and brain clay models.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.                              $10
BRAINWORK
Use your brain to design and create your own amazing 3D Tape Town Invention using a variety of duct tape, paper, and your imagination.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.                            $20
MORE BRAINWORK
Use your brain to invent a connector straw masterpiece and then use your creation to drink your beverage at lunch. What fun.
11:30 – 12:00 p.m.                            $10
LUNCH 12:00-12:30 p.m.
BE A BRAIN SCIENTIST
It’s time to explore your sense of taste, smell, sight, touch, and hearing and how they connect to your brain.  Are you ready to participate in some fun and exciting brain activities and experiments that focus on your five senses and your reflexes? 
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.                              $15
HIPPOCAMUS MEMORY AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Discover the part of your brain that resembles a seahorse and is important for your memory and learning. You will learn about and experience a variety of fun memory techniques and interesting brain activities. 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.                                $15
NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS
You’ll explore the right brain and left brain and other neuroscience concepts as you participate in a wide range of brain activities and experiments such as the “Mr. Egghead Experiment” and the “Protect Your Brain” activity.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.                                $15
METAL MIND TEASERS
Time to review what you have learned about your brain and to participate in one final brain activity:  finding fun ways to solve metal mind teasers. Plus, receive your own small model of a brain.
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.                                $10

Wednesday, July 16th
BLAST OFF INTO SPACE
Enjoy a day filled with super space learning activities.
SIGN IN/ SCIENCE SONG TIME
Enjoy a variety of space songs and chants.
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
SPACE STORY TIME 
Let’s blast off into space by reading a great space story like “Lego® Man in Space:  A True Story.”
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                                 $10
ASTRONAUT PHOTO OP/SHOOTING STAR SAND ART NECKLACES
You can have your own astronaut photo taken and then use colorful sand to create shooting star necklaces.
9:30 -10:00 a.m.                                $15
METEOR EXCAVATION DIG
Dig and excavate an actual tiny, tektite meteorite that you can keep.  Wow.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.                            $20
SPACE SHUTTLE FOAM GLIDERS/CRYSTAL GROWING
Construct your own space shuttle flyer and try out your piloting skills. Then participate in a crystal growing activity just like the experiments conducted by the astronauts on the International Space Station. 
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.                             $15
LUNCH 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
LEGO® GALAXY SQUAD CRATER CREEPER
Do you like to build and explore?  This is your chance to build a Lego® crater creeper with insect legs that can travel over all of those craters on the moon’s surface and do lots more.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.                               $20
STOMP ROCKETS
Are you ready to blast off into space?  You can build an air-powered, outdoor rocket and send it up, up, and away.  It even glows.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.                                $10
SPACE EXPLORATION REVIEW
Decorate your own Space Tote Bag, color and complete a Space Activity Mat and sample some real Space Food, too.
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.                                 $15          

Thursday, July 17th
MONSTER MANIA
SIGN-IN/SCIENCE SONG TIME
Enjoy a variety of monster songs and chants.
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
MONSTER STORY TIME
Let’s discover Nessie the Loch Ness Monster by reading a great story.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                                 $10
NESSIE THE LOCH NESS MONSTER POEMS/MODELS
Write your own short “Nessie” poem and then create a “Nessie” model to display with your poetry.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.                               $10
MONSTER ART: PAPER BAG MONSTER PUPPETS
You’ll use lots of imagination, creativity and a variety of materials to design a cute paper bag monster puppet.  Choose from five different funny friends to make.         
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.                             $10
MONSTER ART: FOAM MONSTER VISOR CRAFT AND MONSTER MAGNETS
Design and decorate your own Monster Visor to wear home and then construct a silly monster magnet.
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.                             $15
LUNCH 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
MONSTER ACTIVITY: BIGFOOT FOOTPRINT CASTING
Try out some toy monster feet and then create your own colorful monster footprints using a casting kit and a lot of imagination.  Will your footprints look like Bigfoot’s prints?
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.                              $15
MONSTER CONSTRUCTION:  LEGO MONSTER TRUCKS
It’s time for builders to choose a model and then design and construct an awesome monster truck.  You can add your own details to make your monster truck a one- of- a- kind model.  How exciting.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.                                $20
MONSTER ACTIVITY: MONSTER MEMORY GAME
Play a monster matching game and then receive a monster prize.
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.                                $10
MONSTER REVIEW/SILLY MONSTER STICKERS
Review monsters and scientific fact, watch “Nessie” video for children, and create silly scenes with monster stickers.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.                                $10

 Friday, July 18th
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG™ SCIENCE
Today is all about scientific discovery with Clifford the Big Red Dog™. 
SIGN-IN/SCIENCE SONG TIME
Enjoy a variety of Clifford the Big Red Dog™ songs and chants.
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG™ STORY TIME
Let’s be scientists by reading a great “Clifford” story.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                                 $15
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG™ FOOD SCIENCE
Join Clifford on an adventure into food science.  You will participate in such tasty experiments as creating exploding marshmallows, an edible volcano, rock candy, and a Jell-O® magnifier.  Delicious and fun.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.                              $15
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG™ ART
Design your own Clifford for the whole world to admire.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.                            $15
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG™ BUBBLE SCIENCE
Do exciting bubble experiments using a variety of liquids and giant test tubes. Would you like to make bubble sculptures, funnel bubbles, colored bubbles, and bubble prints?
11:30 – 12:00 p.m.                            $15
LUNCH 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG™ RAINBOW SCIENCE
Learn about rainbows with Clifford and his friends and then mix chemicals to create your own rainbow bouncy ball.  You’ll also get to experiment with catching a rainbow, rainbow glasses, and rainbow explosions.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.                              $15
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG™ COOKING/ART ACTIVITY
Learn about sequencing, following recipes, mixing ingredients, and tasting delicious edible dog bones as well as designing your own dog bone necklaces and coloring Clifford the Big Red Dog™ activity placemats.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.                               $15
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG™ OUTDOOR ADVENTURE AND SUN PRINT PAPER PROJECT
Make beautiful, solar art projects using the energy of the sun and Clifford the Big Red Dog’s™ help.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.                              $15
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG™ SCIENCE AWARDS/MEDALS
Watch a Clifford the Big Red Dog™ video and receive your Clifford the Big Red Dog™ Scientist Award for the day’s activities.
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.                              $10


Grades 2-3
Instructor: Rachel Baker

Monday, July 14, 2014
EXPLORATION EARTH
INTRODUCTIONS MY NAME IS?
(Your name plus an adjective that describes you)
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.                                  $10
ANIMALS IN ACTION
Investigate and describe ways in which animals move and participate in physical activities.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.                               $10
INVENTING INSECTS
Examine the physical characteristics of different types of insects (number of legs, wings, movement).Create your own insect by using various craft materials.
10:30 - 12:00 p.m.                             $15
BUILD YOUR OWN BUG CATCHER
Design your own bug catcher.
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.                             $15
LUNCH 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
MAMMALS PROJECT
Choose a mammal, do some research, and create a PowerPoint presentation.
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.                                 $10
STORY TIME
All about animals.
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
OCEAN LIFE
Learn about different types of ocean life & fish while watching an interactive PowerPoint presentation. Create a fish craft from tissue paper, and enjoy with a fish themed snack.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.                                 $15

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
PLANTS DISCUSSION
Think-Pair-Share your ideas about plants.
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.                                  $10
LIFE CYCLE OF PLANTS
Learn the life cycle of plants by making your own life cycle wheel.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
PLANT/DECORATE YOUR OWN FLOWERPOT
Decorate a flowerpot and learn how to plant a flower and watch it grow.
10:30 - 12:00 p.m.                             $20
STORY TIME
All about plants.
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
LUNCH 12:30-1:00 p.m.
CELERY & FOOD COLORING EXPERIMENT
Experiment on how water travels through plants.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.                 $15
WE NEED PLANTS AND PLANTS NEED US
Investigate what plants need in order to survive and why plants are important to humans.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
COLORING SHEET/SNACK
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
Design a graphic organizer about plants.
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.                                 $15

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
WEATHER
INTRODUCTION/DISCUSSION ABOUT WEATHER
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
WEATHER RESEARCH
Learn about and research different types of weather and climates around the world.
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
CREATE YOUR OWN WEATHER WHEEL
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.                             $15
SCIENCE WEATHER EXPERIMENT
Create your own rain storm using different objects and be able to discuss and explain how clouds create rain.
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.                             $15
LUNCH 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
RAIN STICKS
Create your own rain stick to simulate the sounds during a rain storm.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.                                 $15
SUN THERMOMETER CRAFT
Discuss and discover hoe thermometers work. Design and create your own craft that has a thermometer to keep track of the temperature.
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.                                 $15
WEATHER BINGO
Challenge what you know about the weather.
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
COLORING PAGE, STORY AND SNACK
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.                                 $10

Thursday, July 17, 2014
RECYCLING/POLLUTION
RECYCLING
Determining what types of objects are recyclable. Learn about the 4 major components in recycling (Reduce, Reuse, Reinvent, Recycle)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
POSTER “IT’S ALL ABOUT.”
Partner up to create a poster that shows positive things about recycling.
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.                             $10
REINVENT
Use various materials to create every day objects from recycled materials (pen holder, picture frame, fan, and building).
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.                             $15
WRITING
Share your thoughts and opinions about recycling and present your ideas to the rest of the class for a short presentation.
11:45 - 12:30 p.m.
LUNCH 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
POLLUTION
Listen to the book The Lorax™. Discuss the main ideas of the story and how it is related to pollution.
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.                
CAUSE & EFFECT
Describe and learn about the cause and effect of pollution. 
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
SAVE OUR PLANET NECKLACE CRAFT
Design your own necklace to take home.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.                                 $10
COLORING SHEET/EARTH SNACK
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.                                 $10
MATH GAMES
Practice math skills such as sum or difference while playing a fun math game.
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, July 18, 2014 
LANDFORMS
INTRODUCTION
Discussion about different types of landforms.
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
LANDFORMS OF THE EARTH BOOKLET
Create your own illustrated booklet about the landforms.
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.                               $15
AROUND THE WORLD LANDFORMS GAME
Answer various questions about landforms during a fun interactive game.
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
LANDFORM FOLDABLE
Create a landform foldable.
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.                             $10
BUILD YOUR OWN FAVORITE LANDFORM
Use various craft materials to design and build your own landform area.
11:15 - 12:30 p.m.                             $15
LUNCH 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
CONTINUE BUILDING LANDFORMS
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
ADVENTURE DAY
Explore the different activities that Clarion University as to offer  
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Grades 4 – 5
Instructor: John Kluck

Monday, July 14  
PIRATE ADVENTURES
DISCOVER BURIED TREASURE 
Learn about Treasures From the 17th Century Ship Atocha, and Ingots, Weapons, and Other Treasures Lost at Sea while we explore the pages of “Kids Discover: Buried Treasure.”
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.                                 $15        
PIRATE BOOTY 
Read about some famous pirates and create a treasure chest to store all your pirate booty.
9:45 – 11:00 a.m.             
PIRATE SHIPS 
Construct and paint a scale model of a pirate ship.
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.                            $20        
LUNCH 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.           
TREASURE ISLAND 
Learn map skills while creating and following Treasure Maps.
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.                              $10
A”MAZE”ING PIRATES 
Complete some Pirate Themed Mazes
1:15 – 1:30 p.m.                $10
STORY TIME 
Begin reading the book “Pirates Past Noon: Magic Tree House #4”. Participants will keep the book to enjoy the rest of the story at home.
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.                $10
BECOME A PIR“ART”IST 
Create a pirate themed mosaic with foam tiles and jeweled beads.
2:00 – 3:15 p.m.                $15
FAMOUS PIRATES 
Continue the investigation of the Pirates while reading and coloring the pages of “Blackbeard and Other Notorious Pirates Coloring Book.”
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.                $10        

Tuesday, July 15  
SPACE EXPLORATION
DISCOVER SPACE EXPLORATION
Learn about The Universe, The Solar System, Comets and Other Bodies in Space, Landmarks in Space Exploration, The Space Shuttle, and Becoming an Astronaut while we explore the pages of “Kids Discover: Space Exploration.”
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.                                 $15
MAKE A MODEL OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM 
Use everyday materials to create a model of the solar system.
9:45 – 11:00 a.m.                              $10        
CONSTELLATION STATION 
Learn about the constellations of the night sky and build a Constellation Box.
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.                            $10
LUNCH 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
EXPLORE OUTER SPACE 
Travel with Ms. Frizzle and her students as they take a wild ride into the secrets of space.
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.                              $10        
BUILD A ROCKET 
Learn about what makes a rocket fly and construct and launch a model rocket. 
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.                $20        
 “SUN”SATIONAL EXPERIMENTS
Explore the star the earth rotates around and create a jewelry using sun sensitive beads. 
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.                                 $15
SPACE TRAVEL
Discover space exploration while building a model of the NASA® Space Shuttle.
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.                $15        
FASCINATING FACTS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM 
Continue the investigation of the solar system while reading and coloring the pages of the “Exploring the Solar System Coloring Book.”
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.                $10        

Wednesday, July 16  
COLORS OF THE RAINBOW
PLAY DOUGH 
Participants will use common kitchen stuff to make play dough in all the colors of the rainbow.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.                              $10
CHANGING COLORS 
Using books and experimenting with common household goods, participants will explore the
science of altering colors.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.                            $15
TIE DYE SHIRTS  
Explore colors while designing your own tie dye shirt.
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.                            $15        
LUNCH 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
INVESTIGATE POLYMERS
Explore polymers while creating a variety of colors of Slime®.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.                              $10        
COLOR CHANGING MILK 
It's an explosion of color. Participants will explore unusual things that happen when you mix a little milk, food coloring, and a drop of liquid soap.
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.                                 $10
FLOWER ARRANGING
Create an arrangement using flowers that have been dyed many colors through stem dying and spraying techniques.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.                $20        

Thursday, July 17
NATURE DAY AT OIL CREEK STATE PARK
Nature trail, Invertebrates in Oil Creek activities, History of Oil in Venango County
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                      $30

Friday, July 18
CLARION UNIVERSITY ADVENTURE
A day of fun at the Clarion campus with activities at the Student Recreation Center, including the climbing wall, a planetarium show and swimming. Wear tennis shoes and appropriate climbing clothing, and bring your swim suit and towel. Lunch will be provided.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                      $40

Grades 6 – 8
Instructor: Kim Shirey

Monday, July 14
MOSAIC STEPPING STONES (Part 1)
Apply the ancient art of using pieces of glass to create a stepping stone that will be beautiful in any garden or walkway.  (Continued on Wednesday, July 16)
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.                                                $20
ORIGAMI ART
Have fun working with the ancient Japanese art of folded paper forms known as origami. This art form is a wonderful way to join tactile and visual exploration.
11 a.m. – 12 a.m.                                              $15
LUNCH 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
ROBOT HANDS (Part 1)
Make a model of a human hand that demonstrates how it is tendons, not muscles that make your hand work.  (Continued on Tuesday, July 15)
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                                    $20
SURVIVAL BRACELETS
Always be prepared. Create your own survival bracelet using high-quality para-cord in a variety of cool colors.                                                                    $15
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 15
DUCT TAPE WALLETS/PURSES
Why not?  Duct tape can do anything, right? Use colorful duct tape to create wallets and purses you can really use.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.                                              $10
CRYSTAL SCIENCE
Chemistry can be fun AND beautiful. Use common household items to watch beautiful crystals form before your eyes. 
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.                                            $15
LUNCH 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
ELECTRONIC GADGETS
Using electronic components, copper wire and some solder, create your own camp light and noise maker.  Discover how circuits can be created to make “stuff’ happen.
12:30 – 4:00 p.m.                                              $20

Wednesday, July 16
ROBOT HANDS (Part 2)
Complete your hand model so you can discover how tendons allow all movement in your hand. 
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
TANGLE-ART DRAWING
Explore your own creativity with Tangle-Art. This meditative drawing style uses simple, repetitive lines, marks, and shapes to create beautiful, detailed drawings. This “zen” style of drawing helps relax your mind as you focus on the meditative act of moving your pen across the paper in free-form style.
10:00 – 12:00 p.m.                                            $15
LUNCH 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
MOSAIC STEPPING STONES (Part 2)
Reveal the beauty of your stepping stone as you release it from the form and put your finishing touches on it.
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
POLYMER PLAY
Use the chemistry of plastics to make your own bouncing balls, Silly Putty® and Slime® and learn the science behind the fun.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.                                $15
TIE DYE TEE SHIRTS
With some creative twisting and rubber bands, transform a boring, white tee shirt into a dazzling and colorful wearable art-form.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.                                $15

Thursday, July 17
NATURE DAY AT OIL CREEK STATE PARK
Nature trail, Invertebrates in Oil Creek activities, History of Oil in Venango County
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                      $30

Friday, July 18
CLARION UNIVERSITY ADVENTURE
A day of fun at the Clarion campus with activities at the Student Recreation Center, including the climbing wall, a planetarium show and swimming. Wear tennis shoes and appropriate climbing clothing, and bring your swim suit and towel.  Lunch will be provided.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                      $40