Science, technology, engineering, math and fun will be the themes for a day camp Tuesday through Thursday sponsored by ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Penn State Extension and the Indiana County 4-H program.
Thirty participants, ages 8 through 12, paid $80 each to register for the three-day event, running each day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in a first-of-its-kind collaboration to emphasize the importance of STEM education in the agricultural profession.
Organizers said all spaces for the camp are filled but plans are already in the works to expand the program in the future.
“Among the activities planned are block programming with robots, working with electronic circuits, learning the science of making cheese and learning from a local beekeeper about honey,” said ARIN IU 28 Education Technology Specialist Lori Rodgers.
“We want this to be an interesting and exciting few days for the kids.”
Regardless of the level of education or experience with STEM, organizers said any student who has an interest in hands-on activities would benefit from the camp.
Rodgers said much of the technology to be used during the camp is being made available through the generosity of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
Students will bring their own lunches.