By KELSY LORIN TAYLOR
Web Editor and Feature Writer
WELCOMING CAMPERS: Kandi Kurt and Gabe Sherman of TASM have been working hard getting ready for this summer’s camps.
KELSY LORIN TAYLOR for GTR Newspapers
The Tulsa Air and Space Museum will once again offer a variety of fun and educational summer camps to children beginning in June.
Summer camp is a great way for children to learn about their interests. “The campers get to do a lot of specialized projects and are exposed to a lot more in aviation and aerospace than they would have otherwise been in school. It provides a very unique learning experience,” says education director Kandi Kurt.
Space: To the Moon and Beyond will be offered from June 7-11 and August 2-6. This session is for children who have completed grades 1-3. Campers will learn what it would be like to live in space and investigate the surface of the moon while building their own rockets to launch.
Space Explorers: Ready for Take Off will be held from June 14-18. Campers in this session should have completed grades 3-5. Children will voyage through space while learning about the sun, moon, planets and history of space travel.
Robotics I will be offered June 21-25 and will be available to children who have completed grades 3-5. This session will have children work in groups to create and program robots that will navigate through a variety of courses.
Aviation I will be held June 28-July 2. This session is for children who have completed grades 1-3. Campers will learn about the history, dynamics and principles of flight including controls, communication and even weather.
Robotics II will be offered July 12-16 to children who have completed grades 5-8. The session will encourage critical thinking, communication skills and teamwork. Campers will design, construct and program robots that will be put to the test with challenging courses.
Aviation II will be available to children who have completed grades 4-6 and will be held July 19-23. Campers will dive into the world of winged flight and learn about everything that pilots should know before taking to the skies.
Advanced Rocketry will be held July 26-30 and is available to children who have completed grades 5-8. Engineering, analysis and time management skills will be emphasized throughout the session.
With such a rich history of aerospace and aviation, Tulsa has become a landmark for innovation according to Gabe Sherman, marketing director of .
For more information, call (918) 834-9900 or visit tulsaairandspacemuseum.com.