Events

Camp Invention
Loading Map....

Date/Time
Monday, August 4th 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Mount Marty College

Led by local educators, the weeklong Camp Invention experience immerses elementary children in hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun. This summer, your child can seek innovative solutions to real-world problems during the Camp Invention program at Mount Marty College in Yankton. The program will be held August 4-8 from 9:00am to 3:30pm each day, and is for students entering grades 1-6.

Camp Invention’s fun, hands-on activities will include: designing a small, motor-powered vehicle, receiving personalized challenges from National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, inventing bionic gadgets while journeying to acquire superhuman senses, and using tools to upcycle electronics and build an epic, insect-themed pinball machine.

This nationally-acclaimed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) enrichment program is offered by Mount Marty College in collaboration with the non-profit Invent Now. The Camp Invention program will be presented by local teachers and directed by Dr. Tamara Pease, Mount Marty College assistant professor of chemistry and director of forensic science program.
Throughout the week, children work in teams to solve real-world challenges. Some activities include:
• Explore the science behind the five senses to design a bionic ear, eye, and hand
• Experiment with circuits and gears
• With inspiration from famous inventors, create your own invention
• Build a motorized “morphing” vehicle to take home!
• Design an epic, insect-themed pinball machine

For more information, go to www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332. Sibling discounts are available, please see website for details or contact Dr. Tamara Pease at tamara.pease@mtmc.edu or 605-668-1530 for questions.

Recent Headlines

6 hours ago in Local

Genetically Engineered Miniature Pigs Aiding in Research

PigSingle

A northwest Iowa company may be leading something of a shift to swine in medical research

6 hours ago in Local

Minnesota Traffic Deaths Reach 100

traffic

There have been 100 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads so far this year.

8 hours ago in Local

Iowa Legislators Struggle to Conclude the 2016 Session

fleet of semi trucks- approved- clipart

The Iowa D-O-T's request for an extra 10-million dollars to cover negotiated salary increases is one of the sticking points that remains as lawmakers struggle to conclude the 2016 legislative session.

8 hours ago in Local

Rural Airports in Nebraska Can Now Apply for Federal Funding

air force

Rural airports in Nebraska will be able to apply for federal funding now that Congress has approved a rider to the FAA reauthorization sponsored by Congressman Adrian Smith

9 hours ago in Local

Compromise In the Works For Family Planning Services

Pregnant Woman Holding Blocks Spelling "Baby"

A compromise may be in the works over where Medicaid patients in Iowa can get family planning services after July 1st.