Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pasco Students to Enjoy Hands-On Summer Science Camp

The District School Board of Pasco County is excited to announce the 2010 Science Pasco Environmental Adventure Camp Experience (PEACE) program.  This camp will give students the opportunity to study the environment through a variety of engaging, hands-on activities while visiting five wonderful locations:  the Energy and Marine Center (EMC), Starkey Environmental Education Center, Safety Town’s Environmental Center, Crystal Springs Preserve, and the Florida Aquarium.   One important focus area of the camp will be exploring the Gulf Coast oil spill and its impact on Florida’s delicate ecosystem.  

This applied learning project reinforces innovative, problem-solving skills while giving our most needy students the chance to discover the fascinating world of science,” stated Superintendent Heather Fiorentino. “By gaining a strong foundation in science, these students are acquiring the skills needed to develop solutions for the challenges of tomorrow- a skill set that will prove to be a competitive advantage in the 21st Century global economy,” she added.  

The PEACE Camps are offered to qualifying students throughout the District’s 21 Title I Elementary Schools.  These full-day, action packed camps run from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. over a span of three weeks, with a rotation set up each week to cover the different locations. 

The PEACE Summer Science Camp will be both a rewarding and educational experience that will help children gain a better understanding of the environment while combining adventure into their summers! For more information about the PEACE Summer Science Camp contact the District Office at (727) 774-2312, (813) 794-2312, (352) 524-2312.

Dates of PEACE Camp

PEACE – Week 1 – June 14-18
PEACE – Week 2 – June 21-25
PEACE – Week 3 – June 28-July 2

List of Schools Attending Each Week

PEACE – Week 2 – June 21-25: MLES, NWES, GHES, HES, SES, FHES, RES
PEACE – Week 3 – June 28 – July 2: CAES, CHES, MPLES, JMMES, AES, SRES, GSES