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Hands On Science Center - Summer Camps

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Name: Hands On Science Center - Summer Camps
Date: July 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Super Science Spectacular
Camp for kids!

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July 10th- Blast Off!

Launch model rockets, meet with Ken Merricks of Coffee County Airfoilers, build and launch straw rockets...
Plus more great science fun!!

July 11th - Predators!
A look into the lives of common predators and other wildlife in Tennessee.
Plus more great science fun!!

July 12th - Shocking Science!
Learn all about energy and electricity. It may be a hair raising experience!

July 13th - Fun Fossils
See lots of cool fossils, learn how they are made and even dig up your own!

Dr. Martin Knoll Professor of Geology and Hydrology will join us to learn about Paleontology! Don't miss out!

July 14th - Science Hike!
Have we got an event for you! The Hands-On Science Center, Lannom Memorial and Manchester Libraries, and Tullahoma Parks and Recreation are proud to present the Nature Journaling and Science Hike at Short Springs State Natural Area!

Participants will meet at the parking area adjacent to the Water Tower at Short Springs, where you will be led on a 2-mile hike starting on Machine Falls Trail by Parks and Rec staff through our beautiful park to Machine Falls. You'll learn how to read a topographic map and hiking/trail etiquette. 

Along the way, we'll stop at different intervals where staff from the Lannom and Manchester Libraries will instruct on how to create a nature journal (journals and pencils will be provided, or you may bring your own). Also along the way, staff from the Hands-On Science Center will discuss all things ecosystem and about hydro-power at the Falls, and anything science-related we find on the trail!

We'll go around the Wildflower Loop trail at the Falls and return to the start via the Busby Falls Trail. We're anticipating the entire trek to take between 3-4 hours depending on participant ability levels. This hike is on semi-rugged terrain and does have gradual elevation changes of approximately 160 feet down and up, so it may be slightly strenuous in parts. Participants should be prepared for that along with potential hot weather. If you have questions, you can contact any of the host organizations by phone or email.

We will have two sessions on Saturday, July 14th; the morning session will start at 9am and is for youth and families, and the afternoon session will be for adults 18 and up (hint, hint: great Date Night idea!) beginning at 4pm. There is not a minimum age requirement, however, parents should use discretion if their child can handle the conditions. A rain-out date is proposed for the following Saturday if weather does not cooperate on the 14th.

To ensure the best possible experience for our participants, space will be limited to 25 for each group. There is no cost to participate, but we do request that you register in advance by calling Parks and Rec at 455-1121. Call today!

July 24th - Kitchen Chemistry
Make slime, see explosions...

July 25th - Science of Music
Learn about sounds waves and join musician David Knox to learn the science behind string instruments.

July 26th: Cold Blooded Encounters
Join our own executive director, Sean Amidon (former owner of a reptile zoo and zoo keeper at Disney's Animal Kingdom) as we explore the amazing world of reptiles, amphibians, fish and bugs!

July 27th - Build it! Engineer it!
Guest speakers Jim Masters, Model and Simulation Engineer from AEDC and a 7 ft interactive robot from Nissan. Don't miss out!
Hands On Science Center
101 Mitchell Blvd.
Contact Information:
Camps days are just $20 for members ($25 for non-members). Prepay for 4 days for $75. 8 days for $145, 12 days for $210 or join us all 16 exciting days for just $275.
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