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Councilwoman Hamilton and Councilman Tandy partner with Gheens Science Hall and the Rauch Planetarium to host 20 students for a learning adventure in space

Friday July 11, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – Some 20 students in Metro Louisville will have the chance to venture into space in July with the hope that they might become future scientists or develop a lifelong love of science.          

Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is partnering with the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium to host a week long, full day Space Engineering Camp from July 21st until July 25th for students in grades 7 thru 9.          

“This is an exciting summer camp that I believe will be challenging, fun and educational for those who attend,” says Hamilton. “It will offer a new area of adventure by understanding our universe.”          

The highlights of the camp involve educational projects that will incorporate scientific inquiry to spark a lifelong love of science. The camp also will help build problem solving and collaboration skills. Campgoer’s will use technology to ask questions and experiment while creating science projects to fuel their desire to learn.          

Joining Hamilton as a co-sponsor of the camp is Councilman David Tandy (D-4).          

“With this camp, we hope to encourage more students to pursue careers    in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciples which is where the jobs of the future will be created,” says Tandy          

The Science Engineering Camp is set for the West Louisville Youth Space, formerly known as the St. Anthony Outreach Center at 23rd and Market Street from 9:00am to 4:00pm. They will also visit the Planetarium daily and the week will include tours of the campus of the University of Louisville.          

“This is a great opportunity for a middle school student to find something interesting and challenging to do over the summer because learning is a year round experience,” says Hamilton.          

The Science Engineering camp is limited to 20 students. If you would like to enroll, contact Paula McGuffey at paula@louisville.edu or call 502-852-5855. There is also a registration link at http://guru.louisville.edu/planetarium/metrosummercam          

You can also contact Councilwoman Hamilton’s office at 574-1105.

Sponsor:
Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5
David Tandy (D) 4