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04 January 2008

Elementary kids head to HACC “college” for spring enrichment programs

Youngsters in grades 3-5 can explore sensory science, engineering and architecture in a new spring “Kids College Discovery Day Series” offered at the Lancaster, Harrisburg and York Campuses of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

The spring series is an extension of the popular Kids’ College Summer Enrichment program. Each program runs from 9 a.m.-noon on a Saturday and includes instruction, materials, hands-on application, and - most importantly - a fun learning experience. The cost per session is $25. The programs are offered through HACC’s Community Education Center.

In York, kids can “Discover Architecture” by examining skyscrapers, bridges and tunnels at the York Campus on March 15.

Here’s the lineup for the programs offered at the Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses:

January: Discover Sensory Science. Science can cover every letter of the alphabet. For example, the letter “A” stands for aerodynamics, the letter “B” stands for biology, “C” stands for chemistry and “P” stands for physics. Explore the systems of science from A to Z and discover the scientist inside each of us. Sessions are Jan. 19 in Hall Technology Center of the Harrisburg Campus and Jan. 26 in the East Building of the Lancaster Campus.

February: Discover Engineering. Each participant will be asked to imagine a concept, use the Solid Works Computer Aided Design software to design and then build it. Sessions are Feb. 2 at the Harrisburg Campus and Feb. 9 at the Lancaster Campus.

March: Discover Architecture. Skyscrapers can be amazing, bridges fascinating and tunnels aren’t always underground. Sessions are March 1 at the Harrisburg Campus and March 8 at the Lancaster Campus.

Download the appropriate registration form or you can register at the individual campuses:

For the March 15 session at the York Campus, call 718-0328 or mail to HACC York Campus, 2010 Pennsylvania Ave., York, PA 17404

For sessions at the Lancaster Campus, call 358-2901 or fax to 358-2953 or mail to HACC Lancaster Campus, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, East 204, and Lancaster, PA 17602.

For sessions at the Harrisburg Campus, call 780-2414 or fax to 780-1135, or mail to HACC Harrisburg Campus, 1 HACC Drive, Mumma 272, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

For more information and a look at what’s coming up for Kids College 2008 this summer, you can go to the Website below and view the Kids College schedule (pdf). Questions can be emailed to Lori Smith-Mitchell in continuing education by clicking on her email address below.

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