Western's Odyssey of Science and Arts Returns This Summer for Youth in Grades 4-9

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 4:30pm

Contact: Debbie Gibbons, WWU Youth Programs Manager, Extended Education, (360) 650-6820 or Debbie.Gibbons@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s Odyssey of Science & Arts, a unique academic experience in a university setting, returns this July and August to provide learning opportunities outside of the regular classroom where discoveries are almost endless for students entering grades 4-9.

Odyssey of Science & Arts gives youth the opportunity to explore popular topics using Western's state-of-the-art labs and classrooms. Courses are taught by Western faculty and are available as weeklong half-day or full-day formats. Students will participate in a wide range of exciting, interactive hands-on activities that foster a success-filled and fun learning environment.

Elementary school students (entering grades 4-6) have more than 15 programs to choose from, including:

  • Physical Science – Mission Impossible: To the Moon and Back!
  • Forensics – CSI: Bellingham
  • Art - From Doodling to Cartooning

Middle school students (entering grades 7-9) have more than 18 programs to choose from, including:

  • CAD -  Rhinoceros 3-D Modeling
  • Media - Girls Make Film: Filmmaking
  • Science -Wild Interactions and Energy

Odyssey of Science & Arts provides an opportunity for students to discover new knowledge, while enjoying the fun learning environment and camaraderie that comes from engaging with like-minded students.

Weeklong program options are July 15-19, July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2. Register now to reserve your child’s space in this program.

Additional Western Youth Programs offerings include College Quest, Global Connections, “Grandparents U,” Western Kids Camp, Summer Youth Theatre Institute and Lakewood Junior Sailing Camp.

For details and registration information, visit www.wwu.edu/youth, email youth@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-3308.