2016 Science Camp – Focus on Wellness

NVES Students who participated in the 2016 Science Camp will have great stories to tell about their three weeks at Science Camp.  The theme was Wellness and they learned how Energy, Water and Food are important to your health.

The three week camp ran from July 11th through July 28th.   NVES staff and NVCA volunteers organized and ran the science camp for 45 NVES students.  They had hands on experience learning how the heart works as a pump for the body,  why perspiration is important in cooling our systems and why food is so important.

The science camp ended with a field trip to Corvus Landing Farm to learn about farming and food.  They was time for team play before a lunch prepared by  farmer and chef Sandy Porter as this video shows.

Team Play at Corvus Landing Farm



2016 Science Camp has begun

SC2015-microscopesThe Science Camp, a cooperative effort of the Nestucca Valley School District (NVES) and NVCA has begun its 3 week program (July 11 – 28).  There are about 50 elementary students taking part in the Camp this year.  The theme is Wellness,  week 1 will focus on energy,  week 2 on water and week 3 on food.  Coordinated classroom work will be held Mondays through Wednesdays with a laboratory experience on Thursdays.  People who make this happen are the Principle and Faculty of Nestucca Valley Elementary School,  a coordinator, high school interns and NVCA VOLUNTEERS who will serve as faculty during the laboratory sessions.    NVCA also provides financial and material support for the program as wells funding for daily lunch and snacks.