501 E. Saint Joseph Street • Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
Phone: (605) 394-6082/2554 • Fax: (605) 394-6177
Spaces Remain For Earth and Space Camps
Eight openings remain for middle school students ages 11 to 14 in each of this summer’s Earth and Space Camps at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
The South Dakota Space Grant Consortium and Homestake Mining Company sponsor the camps, designed to provide basic knowledge about Earth and space science in a fun and engaging way. The camps also will provide in-depth content for students who have specific interests.
In Space Camp, students will use NASA resources and materials to study galaxies, the solar system, the origin of our universe and how extra-solar planets are being discovered. Students also will use large telescopes to investigate celestial objects. Camp participants will take a trip to Badlands Observatory to see a computer-controlled telescope hunt for asteroids, such as asteroid South Dakota, discovered and named by observatory director Ron Dyvig.
In Earth Camp, students will learn about processes and events that have shaped the Earth, and take field trips into the Black Hills to study geology and collect rock and mineral specimens. Students also will visit the Homestake Gold Mine in Lead. Campers also will learn how satellites are able to give us information about the Earth we can get in no other way.
Each camp costs $200 per participant.
Student Earth Camp: June 9 – 12 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Student Space Camp: July 14 – 17 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
For information, contact Tom Campbell at 394-2472 or Thomas.Campbell@sdsmt.edu.
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