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Adventures In Mind Camp

Adventures In Mind Camp

Twenty-three students in grades 5-8 attended an Adventures in the Mind (AIM) Summer Camp June 20-24 at the Corbin Regional Campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

The week-long event, centered on art and science, attracted students from Bell, Knox, Laurel and Whitley counties.

The art class students experimented with various traditional and non-traditional drawing and painting techniques while exploring a variety of materials, including acrylic paint, watercolor, ink and oil pastels. At the end of the week, the students took home numerous pieces of artwork. The art class instructor was Angela Smith of Corbin Schools.

The CSI class participants used science-based inquiry to investigate crimes and find physical evidence. They used tools forensic scientists typically use to find and lift fingerprints, examine physical evidence and test samples. The students gathered evidence throughout the week to help them solve a mock crime scene. The CSI Instructor was Mary Lamar, EKU chemistry instructor.

Participating students came from Middlesboro Middle School, North Laurel Middle School, Whitley County Middle School, Corbin Elementary School, Corbin Intermediate School, Corbin Middle School, Barbourville Independent Schools and Williamsburg Independent Schools. The camp was designed for gifted and talented and/or high-achieving students.

The AIM Camp was coordinated by EKU Regional Outreach Agent Maggie Bill with assistance from Justina Keathley, regional stewardship budgeting and operations specialist. For more information, contact Maggie Bill at  

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Maggie Bill

Published on July 12, 2016

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