Hilo's Imiloa to Offer Youth Science Camps in June

Third through Sixth Graders Can Participate in Multi-Sensory Activities

Hilo's Imiloa to Offer Youth Science Camps in June

It ain't no secret that the powers-that-be in Hawai`i don't see the value in giving Hawai`i's youth the best educational opportunities available. So, it falls on parents and communities to push the minds of our keiki. The fine folk at Imiloa Astronomy Center on the Big Island of Hawai`i have announced four-day camp programs for boys and girls that will run this June at their Hilo location. The students will have the opportunity to use science, math and culture in a practical, fun and sociable manner.

"Camp Imiloa Science Rocks!" for girls (June 1 – 4) and boys (June 8 – 11) is open to children in Grades 3 – 6 (as of January 1, 2010), and sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Imiloa Astronomy Center. Space is limited; tuition for all four days is $110.

Participants will make musical instruments, assemble a working automobile engine, navigate the celestials, design and execute a building project, and problem solve using analytical skills along the way. There will be performances and demonstrations by various experts in their fields on Hawai`i Island.

Imiloa, which opened in 2006, features a state-of-the-art planetarium theater, a cafe and exhibits that depict modern science's use of ancient practices as discovered by Native Hawaiians. Outside, on the Center's grounds, is an endemic foliage garden, which is maintained by students at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and community activists.

For more information on the summer camps, visit www.ImiloaHawaii.org or call (808) 969-9700.

Participants will make musical instruments, assemble a working automobile engine, navigate the celestials, design and execute a building project, and problem solve...