Rising 2nd-8th graders can register now for “Science in the Summer”

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 1:12pm

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” 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 22-26; 9 a.m.-noon

  • Level 2 – 4th and 5th graders; Monday-Friday, July 22-26; 1-4 pm

  • Level 3 – 6th-8th graders; Monday-Wednesday, July 15-17; 9 a.m.-noon

There is no cost to participate, but due to a limit of 20 students per session, registration is required. The online application is available on the Town’s website at www.wakeforestnc.gov/parks-recreation-cultural-resources/parks-facilities/alston-massenburg-center/science-summer. Completed applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Tuesday, 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.

The theme for the 2019 Science in the Summer series is “The Science of Me.” Participating students will spend time exploring human biology through hands-on activities and experiments.

The human body is made of complex systems that are constantly working to complete tasks such as breathing, running, and even picking up a pencil. Our nervous system runs the show, our muscular system gets us where we need to go, and our digestive system fuels us from head to toe. Without our body systems working in harmony, we would not be able to function. From the building blocks of life to organ systems, students will develop a deeper understanding of the human body.

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