Destination Space Program Coming to Great Mills in July

Offers Second and Third Graders Experience with Science, Mathematics, Technology, and Engineering

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 13, 2010)—St. Mary's County Public Schools, in collaboration with the Patuxent Partnership, is offering the first annual Destination Space 2010 Program to be held at Great Mills High School in July. The program is designed for students entering grades 2-3, offering young scientists the opportunity to practice and improve their problem solving and teamwork skills while working on individual and small group challenges.

Camp sessions provide opportunities for students to participate in hands-on, minds-on activities in the areas of science, mathematics, technology, and engineering. Students will explore these topics through classroom activities that include challenges such as those encountered in the Destination ImagiNation program. Students will work each day to improve their problem solving skills on team challenges, while working to build and launch their own rocket at the end of the week.

Two sessions are designed for students entering grades 2-3. Students in these grades may attend a one-week session of their choice, choosing either July 19-23 or July 26-30. Sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. until noon each day.

Applications for this program can be downloaded by visiting the St. Mary's County Public Schools website at and clicking on the "Space Camp Information" tab. Registration begins Friday, May 14, and will continue until all spaces are filled. Camps are limited to 24 students in each session.

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