Tulsa, OK (June 23, 2010) – The Tulsa Air and Space Museum’s () annual Aerospace Summer Camps are in full swing offering a variety of topics including aviation, rocketry, and space exploration. One set of camps in particular has proven overwhelmingly popular and completely filled up in a matter of days. The topic, Robotics, and some of Tulsa’s brightest high school students are leading the week long adventures which introduce grade school students to the technology and excitement associated with the science of robots.
“It’s incredible to see these kids get so exited when they begin to learn and understand how things work,” said D’Shai Bellargeon, a 4 year Memorial Robotics Club member. “Our club feels that we are helping build a foundation in math and science for these campers that will lead to big things in their future.” D’Shai is a great example of what can happen when a child takes an interest early on in a particular field. “My mom was a mechanic and I enjoyed seeing what she did and learning from her. Her career influenced me in a major way and as a direct result I recently accepted a scholarship to the University of Arkansas to continue following my passion for robotics.” Although the Robotics Camps are completely full there are still opportunities for area children to “Blast Off” in some of the remaining Aerospace Camps:
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.
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.
Space: To the Moon and Beyond will be offered 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.
honors and celebrates Tulsa’s rich aviation heritage and is dedicated to inspiring science based education in children through discovery. has 19,000 feet of exhibit space, a flight simulator lab, hands-on educational displays, and a planetarium. The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium is a nonprofit 501© 3 and all donations are tax deductible. It is located on the north side of Tulsa International Airport at 3624 N. 74th E. Ave., Tulsa OK, 74115. For more information, call (918) 834-9900.
- — Dan Hallock Jun 30, 02:11 PM #