Campers Make Aquaponics, Plant Flowers in First Week of Science Camp
In the first week of Palm Beach Atlantic University science camp, 40 campers have been on a nature walk, made their own aquaponics and even planted flowers and plants at Conniston Middle School.
Professor Sanaz Dovell, the director of science camp, was not exposed to agriculture growing up, so she felt it was an important topic for children to discover at a young age.
“These kids are learning about traditional soil-based farming, hydroponics, aquaponics and the science behind it all,” Dovell said. “The best part is that they are getting hands-on experience, which is where the learning and fun converge.”
In addition to science camp, which is for children entering grades 1-5, there is also the science institute. The institute, while focused on the same topic at a more experienced level, is for students entering grades 9-12.
June 12-15 both the science camp and institute will be investigating forensic science, using materials and methods real scientists use to solve investigations. On the last day of the week, students will put everything they learned together in order to solve the mystery of the week.
To register for either science camp or institute for June 12-15, visit the camps website.