Students will become scientists at AU Y.E.S. camp

AUBURN – At Auburn University’s June 25-27 Y.E.S. camp, students in grades six through nine will experience math and science through experiments, building projects and exploring the natural world. Y.E.S., or Youth Experiences in Science, camp is sponsored by AU’s College of Science and Mathematics.

Y.E.S. activities will include building a car that safely carries an egg through an 30 mph crash in “Krashers,” using forensic technology to solve a crime in “Medical Technology and Forensics,” learning about different reptiles and amphibians that live all around us in “Snakes and Lizards oh My!” and creating and analyzing Silly Putty and other slimy, gooey concoctions in “Silly Putty Science.”

In addition to the hands-on science and math activities, campers will attend mini-courses in biological and physical sciences, computer technology and mathematics led by AU faculty and certified science teachers. They will visit sites on the AU campus including the AU College of Veterinary Medicine, the Southeastern Raptor Rehabilitation Center, the Davis Arboretum and the Auburn Solar House.

In a second session of Y.E.S. camp July 9-13 for students in grades six through ten, campers will participate in science and math activities and learn about chemistry, botany, physics, forensics and geometry. Each camp offers a residential option.

For more information and a downloadable registration form, go to
www.auburn.edu/academic/science_math/cosam/outreach/programs

(Contributed by Carol Nelson.)

Contact: Kristy Farmer (334) 844-7449 (farmekr@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy (334) 844-9999 (
clardch@auburn.edu)