Summer Youth Programs

Summer Youth Programs

Art, Science, and Technology Institute

The primary goal of the Art, Science, and Technology Institute is to provide challenging, educational activities for students in middle and high school. We are devoted to sparking an interest in science, technology, and the arts. Our unique approach emphasizes creative learning and adventure through projects, field trips, experiments, game-play, and numerous hands-on activities. 

Our instructors are uniquely qualified and have had their credentials approved at many levels of the University to ensure the best for your children. They are experienced professionals who will ensure safe, educational fun.


Crime and Law Academy

Monday – Thursday, June 18-21, 2018

9:00 am – noon

Students go behind the scenes to understand more about our legal system in the Crime and Law Academy. In the Crime module, students will study a crime scene with various experts from law enforcement. They will learn what investigators look for and how evidence is disseminated and finally given to those in the judicial system. In the Law module, students will prepare for a mock trial by practicing debating skills and preparing as an attorney, witness, defendant, etc. Finally, a mock trial will take place with all students participating and Judge John Foradora in attendance.

REGISTER FOR CRIME AND LAW ACADEMY


Interpretive Arts Academy

Monday – Thursday, June 18-21, 2018

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Interpretive Arts Academy allows those students with a high level of creativity to use it with others who share their passion. Students will be asked to read a book of their choice prior to class. Using their knowledge of the book, the students will move through the various Interpretive Arts Academy modules to express their knowledge, feelings, etc. of the work. This program will include Creative Writing, Art, Music, and Theatre modules.

REGISTER FOR INTERPRETIVE ARTS ACADEMY


Wildlife Academy

Monday – Thursday, June 25-28, 2018

9:00 am – noon

Students will participate in various hands-on activities that are relevant to the people, places, and things of our world in this Wildlife Academy course. GPS tracking used in natural resources and recreation and radio telemetry used by wildlife researchers to track animals will be highlighted in the Wildlife Technology module day 1. Day 2 of the Wildlife Technology module will include a hands-on approach to marking, research, and survey methods with a biologist in a small wetland. Students will learn new skills for outdoor survival in the Ranger Studies module. Finally, students will learn the basics of first aid and identifying wild plants in the Wilderness Medicine module. Students are asked to dress for the outdoors in this highly interactive program.

REGISTER FOR WILDLIFE ACADEMY


Science and Technology Academy

Monday – Thursday, June 25-28, 2018

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Students will explore the topics of chemistry, computer technology, robotics, and meteorology in this Science and Technology Academy program. The chemistry module will allow students to understand material composition by making candy. The computer technology section will explore how students can access their home computers remotely from another computer or their phone. The Engineering module will include programming Lego Robotics and give students experience with exercises used in the Best Robotics completion. The final class will be held at the Weather Discovery Center in Punxsutawney where students will explore meteorology in the “Weather Capital of the World.”

REGISTER FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY

 

For registration information, please contact Shelly (814) 375-4715 or smc200@psu.edu.
For additional class information, please contact Sueann at (814) 375-4716 or srd145@psu.edu


Class fees have been reduced due to the generous contribution from the Anita D. McDonald Endowment for the Support of Children and Youth. Additional donations to the program assist with class materials and scholarships for those in financial need. Donors for the 2018 summer program include:

Silver Level
Ms. Barbara Varischetti, The Frank Varischetti Foundation

Bronze Level
Mr. & Mrs. William Allenbaugh II
Dr.  & Mrs. George Fatula
Dr. George Kosco

Friends of Penn State Youth Programs
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Graeca
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Johnson
Dr. & Mrs. James Scerbo