Designed to provide seventh- and eighth-graders with hands-on learning experiences, the five-day program got under way with a trip to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, where children were exposed to all things science.
The second day was spent at Fair Oaks Farm, and eighth-graders were introduced to some of the agricultural curriculum they will encounter when school resumes later this summer. They also experienced the birth of cows and pigs.
Time was also spent with a scientist from Eli Lilly and Co., and campers visited the NCAA Hall of Champions, Conner Prairie and Spring Mill State Park. The park is known for its karst topography, which was formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks like limestone, and is characterized by underground drainage systems like sinkholes and caves.
As the camp concluded, everyone agreed that science is truly all around them.