Writer: Ms. Keri Collins Lewis, MSU Extension Service
MISSISSIPPI STATE – For the third year, the Mississippi State University Extension Service will partner with NASA to share hands-on science activities with the state’s young people.
This year, Summer of Innovation camps will be offered in 33 counties and serve 1,400 children and teens. Campers will enjoy all-new activities designed to promote science and space exploration, such as developing a rover that can land on the moon.
“The Extension Center for Technology Outreach, 4-H Youth Development and NASA are working together to help students sustain science, technology, engineering and math learning over the summer,” said Mariah Smith, technology specialist with the center and camp coordinator. “The Summer of Innovation project has grown in size and scope each year, and participating students benefit from the challenging, yet fun, activities.”
Participating counties include Bolivar, Carroll, Chickasaw, Clarke, Coahoma, DeSoto, Forrest, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Humphreys, Itawamba, Jackson, Kemper, Lafayette, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Leflore, Lowndes, Marshall, Newton, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Tallahatchie, Tate, Union, Washington, Webster, Winston, and Yazoo.
Dates vary by county. For more information, contact the local Extension office or Smith at (662) 325-0758.