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WKU hosting fall break science, art camps Oct. 7-11

WKU will offer science and art camps for elementary school students during their upcoming fall break.

Da Vinci’s Inventions

The Hardin Planetarium will host the Science Curiosity Investigation camp for students in grades 3-6 from 8 a.m. to noon Oct 7-11.

da vinci invention campLeonardo da Vinci was a man ahead of his time. More than 500 years ago, he designed scuba diving equipment, a military tank, a helicopter, and a flying machine that is similar to the Wright Brothers glider.

Each day the campers will construct one of da Vinci’s amazing works, including such possibilities as the trebuchet, ornithopter, air screw and parachute. Campers also will explore da Vinci’s codes and mirror writing and recipes for invisible ink.

Registration is limited to 20 students. The $120 fee includes all project materials and daily snack. Registration may be completed online at www.wku.edu/hardinplanetarium or in person at the Hardin Planetarium, 1501 State St.

For information, contact the Hardin Planetarium at hardin.planetarium@wku.edu or call (270) 745-4044 during business hours.

Dabbling in Art History

The Kentucky Museum will host its Fall Break Art Day Camp from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 7-11.

fall_camp_2013_imageThe fun, educational and hands-on camp for children in grades 1-5 will be taught by Artist in Residence Lynne Ferguson. Campers will see reproductions of ancient cave paintings and petroglyphs, Chinese scroll paintings, and illuminations from the Middle Ages then try their hand at each. There will be excursions into museum exhibits and, weather permitting, campers will visit the Confucius Institute and tour outdoor sculpture on the campus of WKU.

Registration fee is $108 for museum members and $120 for non-members and includes supplies, materials and daily snack. Register online at http://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/education/fallcamp.php

For information, contact Lynne Ferguson at lynne.ferguson@wku.edu or call (270) 745-2594. The Kentucky Museum is located at 1444 Kentucky St.

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