Originally published in Compass, July 10, 2014
Engineering summer camp enrolling middle school students
Enrollment is open for a summer camp offered by Maine Math and Science Alliance through its STEM Guides project in collaboration with Peninsula Metamorphic Arts & Learning of Blue Hill.
The free camp “Plants to Plastics: Engineering Bioplastics” is for youth entering 5th to 8th grade in September. There will be six sessions and all materials are provided. Participants make their own transportation arrangements, according to a news release.
The first three sessions will be held at the PMAL building, 139 Mines Road in Blue Hill. The remaining sessions will be held at the Blue Hill Congregational Church at 22 Tenney Hill in Blue Hill.
Sessions are held on July 17, 22, 23 and 29, and August 5 and 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with the exception of July 23, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plants to Plastics is fun, active and hands-on; participants learn through doing and actually create bioplastic objects to bring home. For more information and to sign up, contact STEM lead guide and program facilitator Judy Mathewson at 359-8458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.