University Communications

Summer Science Camp at IU

Immaculata University is hosting a four-day science camp for middle school students, offered twice during the month of July. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Thursday, from July 9 to July 12, or July 16 to July 19.

The focus of the program will be on current environmental problems. Students will research endangered species, investigate the causes of pollution, and create an animated commercial about the environment.

“Our hands-on summer program offers students the opportunity to discover the beauty of the natural world, learn about the threat that pollution poses to it, and explore choices they can make to protect it,” commented Jean Shingle, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at Immaculata. The goal of the camp includes helping the students “experience a sense of accomplishment, practice decision-making skills, and to share the enjoyment of learning as they develop a positive attitude toward science.”

There is a 24-student limit per session and a fee of $185 for the four days. The camp will be taught by members of Immaculata’s biology, computer science, and English faculty. More details and an application are available on Immaculata’s website at www.immaculata.edu/documents/biology-summer-camp-2012.pdf. For more information, please contact Jean Shingle, Ph.D., at jshingle@immaculata.edu.

Immaculata University is a residential, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.