In 2015 one of the day camps featured tips on kayaking, including fishing from one of the aquatic crafts.

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In 2015 one of the day camps featured tips on kayaking, including fishing from one of the aquatic crafts.

Science Saves the Day at this year’s SCORE camp

Up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s “Science Saves the Day.” (Picture a Superman “S”)

That’s the theme this year of the SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) camp this year, to be held June 12-16.

The camp’s focus will be  chemistry and physics, according to Dianne Radcliffe, Chase County Schools Education Foundation Board president.

The camp is held every two years, with the science focus changing each time.

The Foundation supports the camp financially, along with businesses, grants and donations.

Students in grades 1-6 will travel between a number of locations for their hands-on science experiences.

The day camps will be held at CCS, Champion Lake, Champion Youth Memorial Park west of the lake, Cox’s Ponds and Swinging Bridge Ranch.

Many scientists come together to educate the campers.

Wildlife Encounters of Gretna has been a guest of Good Morning America, Today, The Late Show with David Letterman and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.

By connecting the next generation with wildlife conservation and environmental education, it is hoped that compassion for animals and responsible use of natural resources will follow.

Mad Science Group Inc. has franchises around the world. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences that are as entertaining as they are educational.

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