“Science in the Summer” registration open for rising 2nd-8th graders

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:20pm

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is partnering with GSK and the UNC Morehead Planetarium & Science Center to offer “Science in the Summer” in July for rising 2nd through 8th graders.

The free program will be offered at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., according to the following schedule:

  • Level 1 – 2nd and 3rd graders; Monday-Friday, July 13-17; 9 a.m.-noon

  • Level 2 – 4th and 5th graders; Monday-Friday, July 13-17; 1-4 pm

  • Level 3 – 6th-8th graders; Monday-Wednesday, July 20-22; 9 a.m.-noon

There is no cost to participate, but due to limited seats in each session, registration is required. The online application is available on the Town’s website at http://bit.ly/WFScienceinSummer. Completed applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, and may be emailed to Recreation Specialist Garrett Bryant at gbryant@wakeforestnc.gov or delivered/mailed to the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., Wake Forest, NC 27587.

GSK Science in the Summer™ program in North Carolina is a fun and free science education initiative that helps elementary and middle school children “grow into science.” Through classes held at public libraries and community-based centers in 10 North Carolina counties and taught by certified teachers, this program gets kids excited about studying science with hands-on experiments.

The theme for the 2020 Science in the Summer series is “Chemistry is Everywhere.” Participating students will spend time exploring chemistry through hands-on activities and experiments. From discovering polymers with color-changing slime to investigating how zombie worms use chemicals to survive, students will explore the everyday world of chemistry. Through hands-on activities using common materials, they’ll learn that almost everything they do is connected to science!

For more information, contact Recreation Specialist Garrett Bryant at 919-554-6189 or gbryant@wakeforestnc.gov.

Alston-Massenburg Center