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TASM Summer Camps Prepare for Launch

By KELSY LORIN TAYLOR
Web Editor and Feature Writer

EDUCATIONAL FUN: Education Coordinator Judy Moody stands outside of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum where summer camps will be held for area students.


KELSY LORIN TAYLOR for GTR Newspapers


Summer Camps are about to begin within the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.

The summer camps are a great opportunity for students to learn about science and math. “There are so many opportunities in these fields that they may discover while growing up. Many of our campers have gone on to study these subjects in college and some have carried these skills with them to a successful career,” says Education Coordinator Judy Moody.

All students are invited to participate in the camps throughout the summer. Many are from Tulsa and surrounding areas but some have joined the campers while visiting family from other states.

Space Adventure will be offered from June 13-17 and August 8-12. This session is for children who have completed grades 1-3. Campers will learn what it would be like to live in space and investigate the surface of the moon while building their own rockets to launch.

Blast Off Rocketry will be held from June 20-24. Campers in this session should have completed grades 4-6. Children will voyage through space while learning about the sun, moon, planets and history of space travel. Rockets will be created and launched.

Robotics I will be offered June 27-July 1 and August 15-19 and will be available to children who have completed grades 3-5. This session will have children work in groups to create and program rockets that will navigate through a variety of courses.

Advanced Rocketry will be held July 11-15 and is available to children who have completed grades 5-8. Engineering, analysis and time management skills will be emphasized throughout the session.

Advanced Robotics will be offered July 25-29 to children who have completed grades 5-8. The session will encourage critical thinking, communication skills and teamwork. Campers will design, construct and program robots that will be put to the test with challenging courses.

Wings and Things will be held July 18-22. This session is for children who have completed grades 1-4. Campers will learn about the history, dynamics and principles of flight including controls, communication and even weather.

Advanced Aviation will be available to children who have completed grades 4-6 and will be held August 1-5. Campers will dive into the world of winged flight and learn about everything that pilots should know before taking to the skies.

Moody finds that the experience of organizing and teaching the summer camps along with the team of instructors is very rewarding. “I have always had a passion for teaching and also for aviation. While growing up on a farm in central Oklahoma, sighting of planes was a rare occasion. When one flew over, I used to run through the fields waving to it. It is such a joy to be this involved with them now.”

For more information about TASM summer camps, visit tulsaairandspacemuseum.com or call 918-834-9900.

Updated 06-07-2011

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