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Posted on: February 14, 2019

When school is out this summer, science is in!

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When school is out this summer, science is in!

The Science in Summer program will be held in the Benson Conference center June 17 – 21 (Level 1 and 2) and July 30 - August 1 (Level 3). There is no cost, but space is limited so registration is required.

Level 1: Rising second and third graders
Level 2: Rising fourth, and fifth graders
Level 3: Rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders

Registration for Science in the Summer will open on Monday, March 4, 2019 (Level 1 and 2) and March 19 (Level 3).

For more information and to register, visit


Science in the Summer (SIS) provides fun, high-quality science education programming at sites in ten counties: Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Orange, Vance, and Wake. Certified teachers lead SIS classes. The classes are designed to spark children's interest in science and show how science is part of everyday life. Experienced science educators from Morehead Planetarium & Science Center oversee the program.

This year’s theme is the Science of Me! Students will spend time exploring human biology through hands-on activities and experiments. The human body is made of complex systems that are constantly working to complete tasks such as breathing, running, and even picking up a pencil. Our nervous system runs the show, our muscular system gets us where we need to go, and our digestive system fuels us from head to toe. Without our body systems working in harmony, we would not be able to function. Students will also discover what makes something “alive” and how we are able to adapt to our environment. From the building blocks of life to organ systems, students will develop a deeper understanding of the human body.

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