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Horizons Unlimited summer events

Horizons Unlimited Summer Camps 2014
Wonders of Wildlife! June 23-26, 8 a.m.-noon; rising third- and fourth-graders. Instructor, Lisa Wear, director of Horizons Unlimited. Students will learn about wildlife and the important role it plays in the planet we share.
Interactive programs and activities will focus on animal adaptations and survival strategies. Students will explore wetland ecosystems and will have animal encounters. Breakfast and snacks will be provided.
Project Scientist Engineering Camp: July 7-10, 8 a.m.-noon, rising sixth- and seventh-graders. Instructor Anne Ellis, science specialist. Most people know Leonardo da Vinci for his contribution to the art world, but this summer, you will be introduced to da Vinci as a scientist and engineer.
You will explore big ideas behind the man, such as flight, force and motion, water, chemistry, anatomy, machines, as well as his art. Breakfast and snacks will be provided.
Camp Star Wars: May the Forces Be With You: July 7-10, 8 a.m.-noon, rising fifth- and sixth-graders. Instructor Daniel Safrit, district science teacher. In a galaxy far, far away, a hero visits many different new lands and has several problems he/she must solve in order to save his/her planet.
Using knowledge of force and motion, you will help. You will explore big ideas about force and motion such as friction, gravity, acceleration, momentum, lift, thrust and drag in order to help our hero. Breakfast and snacks will be provided.
Science of Fun Camp: Aug. 4-7, 8 a.m.-noon, rising first- and second-graders. Instructor Anne Ellis. Campers will explore the puzzling world they live in as they discover the magic behind the science.
We will investigate engineering through structures and shapes all around us in the natural and man-made world; understand how things move as we get in motion about gravity; there will be no mystery in chemistry when we explore electrifying reactions and be eco-explorers when we discover pollution solutions. Breakfast and snacks will be provided.
Cost of each camp is $100. Registration forms can be found at http//www.rss.k12.nc.us/index.php/Departments/Horizons/212 or stop by Horizons Unlimited between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Horizons Unlimited Community Outreach: Individuals, outside summer camps and special interest groups are welcome to attend.
Audiences of all ages will go on a star safari with storytelling, creating constellations for the summer sky. A full dome laser light show and enrichment (craft, activity, etc.) will round out an hour of fun in the planetarium.
Most Wednesdays throughout the summer months, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, Aug. 6. Show times: 9:45-10:45 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to each show. Admission is $2 per person (all ages).
If your group consists of more than 10 people, please call ahead. There are 72 seats in the planetarium and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
The planetarium is at 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter in the back of the building accessible from West Innes Street to Lilly Avenue. For more information, contact Jennifer Barbee, Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004 ext. 112. barbeejb@rss.k12.nc.us

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