CSU Happenings June 10-16

JUNE 10 SPACE SCIENCE CENTER TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Columbus State Universitys Coca-Cola Space Science Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary with various activities and attractions from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the center, located at 701 Front Ave., Columbus.

Highlighting the celebration, former NASA astronaut Brian Duffy will give presentations describing space travel at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Omnisphere Theater. He also will sign autographs after each presentation. Duffy served with NASA from 1985-2001 and currently is an executive with Lockheed Martin Corp. The anniversary celebration will feature other interactive learning activities and demonstrations, and a 4:45 p.m. cake-cutting ceremony, followed by planetarium LASER shows and an Astronomy Night session.

Admission to the celebration is free. For more information, call 706-649-1470 or visit http://www.ccssc.org.

JUNE 11 - OXBOW MEADOWS TO FEATURE GARDENS FOR CHILDREN
Columbus State Universitys Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will continue its Second Sunday series with Gardens for Children at 2 p.m. Sunday. Helen Phillips, general manager of Rocky Branch Nursery, will show the basic tools to get children hooked on gardening. Admission is $2 per person and free for children age 4 and under. The Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or visit http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

JUNE 12 - CSU TO DEBUT X-TREME TEAMS CAMP
The Columbus State University Centers of Excellence beginning Monday will coordinate a new, two-week summer camp that encompasses mathematics, technology, writing and ecology. The camp, XTreme Teams: Where Science, Mathematics and Technology Make a Splash is designed for grades 4-6 and will run 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 12-23. Campers, each bringing a brown bag lunch, will meet at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center and be transported to activities at the various CSU outreach facilities that comprise the Centers of Excellence.

Participants will experience hands-on science and mathematics at CSUs Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Coca Cola Space Science Center, and Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative. Daily journaling will be introduced during a visit to the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, and the camp includes a journey to Atlantas recently opened Georgia Aquarium. Throughout the two weeks, campers also will learn video and photography techniques as they chronicle the camps sights and sounds. The camps $345 fee includes Georgia Aquarium admission. For registration information, call 706-568-2023.

JUNE 10-16 ADDITIONAL SUMMER CAMPS TO COVER SPORTS, MATH, SCIENCE, ARTS
Columbus State University Continuing Education will stage a new set of summer camps, listed below, Monday through Friday (except where noted otherwise). For more information, visit http://conted.colstate.edu or call 706-568-2023. To contact the Rankin Arts Center, call 706-641-4000.

  • Comet Jumpers (grades 1-2) 8:30 a.m.-4:30.p.m. Coca-Cola Space Science Center, $205.
  • Soccer Camp Section B (ages 5-14) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $175 (half-day option 9 a.m.-noon, $100) CSU Soccer Complex (both sections Monday through Thursday)
  • Baseball Camp Section B (ages 9-13) 9 a.m.-noon. Ragsdale Field, $125.
  • Arts Explorers: Vincent Van Gogh (grades K-2 and 3-5) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CSUs Rankin Arts Center $125 Campers will create art in the spirit of Van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionist artist who was most famous for Expressionist brushstrokes in his landscapes. Activities will cover sculptural bookmaking and layer landscapes from unique materials.
  • CSUs Columbus Regional Math Collaborative camps, $160 per camp: PRISM: Journey into the Unknown (grades 2-3 & 4-5) 9 a.m.-3p.m. Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center, PRIME: The Sights and Sounds of Mathematics (grades 6-8 girls only) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center, PSI Camp: CSI Mathematics (grades 9-11) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Davidson Student Center.
  • Kindermusik Adventures at CSUs Rankin Arts Center, $90 per camp: Village New Summer Camp Section A (newborn-1.5 years) 9:15-10 a.m. Creatures at the Ocean Section A (ages 1.5-3) 10:15-11 a.m. Confetti Days Section A (ages 3-5) 11:15 a.m.-noon. Young Child New Summer Camp Section A (ages 4-7) 1-2 p.m.
  • Spanish Language Camp Section B (ages 5-8) 1-2:30 p.m. Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center, $79.