Kid’s College 2013

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Monday – Thursday

June 17 – 20 and June 24 – 27
9 am – 3 pm
For children ages 8 – 12

Let your child experience college, and gain a wealth of knowledge in a variety of subjects in this one- or two-week program.

Your child can attend just one or both weeks of classes.
Registration Fee: $100 per child per week
Deadline to register: June 12 
Click here to download the registration application.

Mail all applications to:
Deborah Lockhart
WVU Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104

Questions? Call 304.424.8277

Basic Daily Schedule:
8:30 – 9 am Student Arrival
9:05 – 10 am Class Period One
10:15 – 11:15 am Class Period Two
11:30 am – 12:20 pm Lunch
12:20 – 1 pm Organized Physical Activity
1 – 1:55 pm Class Period Three
2:05 – 3 pm Class Period Four
3:15 – 3:45 pm Student Pickup

Choose four of these classes for each week’s schedule:

Can You Dig It!
Instructor: Amy Dennis
In this hands-on program students are exposed to the basic principles and concepts of archaeology, including: scientific inquiry, map reading, stratigraphy and excavation.

Kids In Motion
Instructor: Pamela Santer
Students learn exercise routines to keep the body, mind and spirit in good health. Many types of fitness activities will be included such as yoga and kickboxing. The child’s balance, flexibility, range of motion, strength and body awareness will be addressed.

Hand Building with Clay
Instructor: Zach Orcutt
In this class, students explore several techniques used to create clay sculptural works. All work created by the students will be fired and returned to the students. Please note – all work will be fired at the end of the week, available or pick up the following week at the college

Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Zach Orcutt
In this class, students gain firsthand experience throwing clay on an electric potter’s wheel. All work created in class will be fired and returned to the students, available for pick up the following week at the college.

Teaching & Learning Styles
Instructor: Debi Lockhart
This course will explore different teaching and learning styles of visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Each day, we will explore various senses through fun activities to understand how learning develops.

Kids Gardening Adventures
Instructor: Rosa Guedes
Participants will explore:

  • Where does food come from?
  • Can we grow our own food in our yards?
  • What do plants need to grow well?
  • What kind of foods can be grown?
  • What is “soil” and why is it so important for our World?

The activities are designed to teach students a variety of food systems concepts, including seed germination, transplanting and the socioeconomics of food production.  Younger gardeners will experience the benefits of using their feet and hands to grow healthy and nutritious food in their own gardens. All activities are intended to strengthen the connections each of us has with the natural world.

Sign Language
Instructor: Mary West
Students will learn beginner sign language communication including letters, numbers, common object and emotion words with take home materials to practice.

Culinary Cooking
Instructor: Chef Gene Evans
Cooking with Chef Gene: Students participate in hands-on cooking demonstrations, making fresh pasta, exploring fresh, healthy cooking options and putting together their very own variety salads and dressings complete with garnishes.

Reading/Book Club
Instructor: Megan Roy
We love reading! This club encourages exchange of ideas and insights on different books that we will choose together from selections that add richness of knowledge and imagination.

Art
Instructor: Abbie Burge
This group will explore different art mediums and techniques, learning new artistic skills to develop your talent and interest in artistic expression.

Puppetry
Instructor: Jeff Byrd
We will be exploring the world of puppeteering: How puppets are made, their usefulness in an expression avenue, and how to effectively operate them to give realistic emotions and gestures.

Introduction to Spanish
Instructor: Mark Nutter
Hola! This class will explore the Spanish culture and introduce students to basic Spanish speaking conversation skills and cultural experiences.

CPR Certification
Instructor: TBA
Come join us to learn basic choking and resuscitation rescue techniques and earn your CPR certification.

Cultural Exploration
Instructor: TBA
Want to learn about other cultures? Come with us to sample the many aspects of daily life in cultures around our world.

Nature Exploration
Instructor: MaryBeth Held
Join us for an exploration and understanding of the great outdoors and develop your appreciation for nature.

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