AAAHSM offers summer camp for 3rd to 7th graders

| June 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM, affectionately called “The Awesome”) announces its summer camp offerings for Summer 2014, open to third to seventh grade children from all backgrounds. This new set of programs runs for eight weeks, 9 a.m. to Noon, June 16 to Aug. 8.

Taught by John Aden,PhD and other local experts, your child will benefit from enhanced learning, including (but not limited to) unique perspectives Africans and African Americans have gifted the world. Studies show that educational summer camp activities can increase student grades during the following school year.

Each topic is scheduled to last 50 minutes, with 10 minute breaks between sessions. Topics for study include:

Gardening Science: from Seeds to Marketing

Your child will learn about seed selection, garden care, and even sell their own vegetables in a market stand they will build with the help of Master Gardener Ephraim Smiley, a long term city resident.

African American Visual Arts: The Masters

Your child will learn about the deep and powerful works of African American master visual artists, whose work has been exhibited worldwide in galleries and private collections.

STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics): Aeronautical Engineering

Your child will learn about the Science of Flight, team-build a remote controlled airplane, and fly it. Possible field trip to a local airport and a flying experience too!

The cost is $50 per week, with sibling discounts and advanced financing available. Spots are limited. Please call the museum at (260) 420-0765 for more information or visit to sign up online.

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