Mad Science Of Palm Beach Provides STEM Camps In Western Communities

Mad Science of Palm Beach will be providing six weeks of STEM camps to children of the western communities at a new camp site, the Renaissance Charter School at Wellington, located at 3200 S. State Road 7. Each week, junior scientists will explore the world of robots, rockets, engineering, inventors and chemistry through hands-on experiments and activities.

“We are excited to be continuing our hands-on, engaging programing that students and parents have come to know us for through our after-school programs into the summer,” said Ellen Maringione, owner of Mad Science of Palm Beach. “This is something Palm Beach County’s western communities have been asking for, and we couldn’t be happier to be in our new location this summer.”

Mad Science STEM camps will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the weeks of June 10 to 14, June 17 to 21, June 24 to 28, July 15 to 19, July 22 to 26 and July 29 to Aug. 2 for children going into first grade through seventh grade. Each week is a different topic, so children can come all six weeks and experience something new. Themes include:

FUN-gineering (June 10-14): Junior mad scientists will get the chance to tap into their engineering skills. From creating simple machines to constructing molecules, children will get a first-hand look into how the world is built. They will get the chance to build a geodesic dome they can climb into.

Rockets and Robots (June 17 -21): This camp will get children inspired to take on the adventure of space exploration. They’ll learn about the solar system, stars and space travel through experiments and games. Kids will build their own solar-powered robot to take home and learn about the engineering behind tomorrow’s robots.

Inventors and Explorers (July 15 to 19): Each day, children will be given a series of challenges which must be overcome by using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and their imagination.

Spy Academy (July 22-26): Ever dream of becoming a secret agent? Campers will learn the basics, from decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision. Campers will have the opportunity to check out spy tech equipment and take home lots of gadgets, like spy glasses.

Fizz-ical Science (July 29 – Aug. 2): What’s the mystery all about? Find out in this camp all about cool chemistry. Campers will explore the basics of chemistry with some radical reactions and slippery slime.

“Our summer camps are nonstop learning and fun,” said Nadia Sorocka Smart, operations manager of Mad Science of Palm Beach. “What I love is the kids don’t realize they are learning, because it is wrapped up in shooting rockets, fingerprinting friends and recreating famous inventors’ experiments.”

Mad Science Group Inc. has locations in 24 countries around the world, which bring science education to millions of children each year. Learn more at www.madscience.org.

For more information about Mad Science of Palm Beach, contact Nadia Smart at (561) 351-6112 or nadia@madscipb.com.

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