|Kids Briefs: (6-13-13)|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Thursday, 13 June 2013 08:48|
'Young Artists Month' atÂ Higher Ground Coffee Shop
PEMBERVILLE - Applications are being accepted for young artists in grades kindergarten through six to display their art at the Higher Ground Coffee Shop during July.
Applications may be picked up at the shop, 222 E. Front St., or they may be downloaded from the Web site at www.highergroundpemberville.org. Return all applications by June 26.
A "Meet the Artists" night will be held July 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. All the young artists and family and friends are invited for the gallery opening.
BGSU has summer art camps
Art camps, offered by the Bowling Green State University Child Development Center and Jordan Family Development Center, focus on language, science, math and social skills through the arts.
Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso's works will be introduced through drama, musical activities, painting, a pottery wheel and nature projects.
A camp for children ages 3 to 5 runs Monday through June 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A camp for ages 6 to 8 is June 24-27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost for the four-day camp, including supplies and lunch, is $60.
Liberty Camp is July 8-12
PERRYSBURG - A summer Liberty Camp will be held at the 577 Foundation July 8-12.
The theme is "Life in Early NW Ohio." Participants will learn about the Erie Canal, Black Swamp and local Native Americans, and visit Fort Meigs. The program also includes music and crafts.
The camp, for children ages 9-12, is sponsored by the Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition. The cost is $15 per child. For registration information call Cheryl Garlow at (419) 873-9814.
Be a CSI at Owens
Area youth ages 13-17 will have the opportunity to become a detective and learn how the world of forensic science is used in solving a crime as Owens Community College hosts a Crime Scene Investigator Youth Camp, July 9-11.
The CSI Youth Camp will be offered at the Center for Emergency Preparedness on Tracy Road from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Working with a forensic team, each student will have the opportunity to enter a re-creation of an unusual and challenging crime scene where an instructor will direct and coach the students as they use deductive skills, teamwork, math and science to solve the crime. Each attendee will be trained in the basic process of evidence collection that includes fingerprints, fibers and hair, blood spatter (simulated), DNA, and tire and shoe prints.
The students will also learn how to protect the chain of evidence as they interview witnesses and develop theories while working as a team to solve the crime. During the last day of camp, each attendee will make a presentation detailing their theories of the crime and identifying the perpetrators of the criminal activity. Each team presentation will be critiqued by a panel of law enforcement officers and forensic scientists. Â
Registration for the CSI Youth Camp is $150. For more information, or to register, call (567) 661-2411 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 2411.
Father's Day fun at the zoo
TOLEDO - The Toledo Zoo is offering free admission for dads on Father's Day.
The zoo will offer sports-themed games and activities, free with regular zoo admission. Treat dad to a barbecue lunch for a separate fee (Toledo Zoo members get discounts). Seating times for the lunch are 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Call (419) 385-5721, ext. 6001, to reserve a space.
This summer, the zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The zoo is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail, south of downtown. For more information, visit toledozoo.org or call (419) 385-4040.
Sign up for nature programs
OAK HARBOR - Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is holding a summer environmental education program series, "Wild Wednesdays."
This 10-week series encourages children to develop a connection with the natural world through outdoor activities and science focused programs.
Two program sessions will be held each Wednesday: Children ages 3-5 will meet from 10 a.m. to noon and children ages 6-12 will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Wild Wednesdays runs through Aug. 14.
There are also children's nature programs on the first Saturday of the month. On July 6, Nature Tots, a program for children ages 3-5, will feature Wading Birds from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.Â Swampers, a program for ages 6-12, with the theme Investigating Wetlands, is from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Space is limited. To register, call (419) 898-0014.
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