Camp Invention makes its return to Plant City; Local animal rescue in need of volunteers, donations.
Camp Invention makes its return to Plant City
Camp Invention — a nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation real-work problem solving and the spirit of invention — is making its way back to Plant City for the seventh year this summer.
The week-long camp will take place at the Arthur Boring Civic Center the week of June 6, led and facilitated by qualified educators from right here in the Plant City community.
Camp Invention challenges children from kindergarten through sixth grade to tap into their natural curiosity and use their creativity to solve problems. Through hands-on activities, the camp promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning; builds confidence, leadership, perseverance and resourcefulness; and encourages entrepreneurship, all in a fun and engaging environment.
Each year the program features a new curriculum inspired by some of our nation’s most world-changing inventors from the National Inventors Hall of Fame. This year’s Explore program encourages children to be confident in their ideas and explore their innovativeness through hands-on activities that include:
• Robotic Aquatics: Children will dive into cutting-edge ocean research as they adopt their own aquatic animals, design and patent aquatic plants, and take their new friend home in a mini tank.
• NIHF’s The Attic: Campers will combine science and art to build their own robotic artist, engage in design thinking, make spin art and learn how inventions can change the way people create.
• Spacecation: Children will discover real space exploration technology when they create Spacepacks and Astro-Arm devices, mine an asteroid and observe erupting ice volcanoes.
• Marble Arcade: Campers will experiment with the fun of physics, engineering and gaming as they design, build and test their own mega marble arcades.
Each year, Camp Invention serves 130,000 students and partners with more than 1,800 schools and districts from across the nation.
For more information or to register your child, visit www.invent.org/camp
Local animal rescue in need of volunteers, donations
Local Plant City animal rescue, Raining Cats and Dogs Shelter and Sactuary, is asking for their community’s help by way of much-needed volunteers and donations.
The animal rescue is especially in need of dry cat food and cat litter and donations can be dropped off or shipped directly to the shelter, 2708 E. SR 60, Plant City, FL 33567.
In addition, the shelter will be be holding
a new volunteer orientation on Saturday, June 4 at noon. If you’re looking for a great way to spend your time this summer and help local rescue animals in need, the shelter offers a great opportunity.
For more information, visit www.rainingcatsanddogsshelter.com or contact email@example.com.