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Youngsters dig into soils and seeds for science

Posted: July 3rd, 2012


SOILS EXPLORATION – Madison LaBonte hands off a soil sample to Ariana Atikinson during a grade 4-5 summer science camp held last week at Lake Superior State University. Campers used LSSU lab facilities to analyze the biology, chemistry, and geology of soil collected around campus and along the banks of the St. Mary's river. Other explorations took in botany, forestry, aquatic research, and geographic information systems (GIS). Both LaBonte and Atkinson are from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Two more summer science camps remain for kids, grades 4-6 (July 23-26) and grades 2-4 (July 30 – August 2). Run a Web search on "LSSU summer camps" for full information. (LSSU photo by Emily Jones)

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SEEDS OF SCIENCE – Trey Atkinson gently peels apart a dried seed under the watchful eye of counselor Katrina Cymbalist during last week's Lake Superior State University Summer Science Camp for Kids. Campers used LSSU lab facilities to analyze the biology of seeds collected around campus. Other explorations took in botany, forestry, aquatic research, and geographic information systems (GIS). Atkinson is from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Cymbalist, also from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., is a secondary education major in physical science with a math minor. Another popular summer camp — outdoor adventures with LSSU Recreation Management Professor Sally Childs — is coming up July 15-20 for grades 6-8. Run a Web search on "LSSU summer camps" for full information. (LSSU photo by Emily Jones)

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