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<thumb STEM RavenCross microscopyGet your children off the couch, out of the house and into science! The Millard Oakley STEM Center at Tennessee Tech University invites students in the 3rd through 8th grade to attend the 2012 EXPLORATIONS Day Camp offered June 18-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., daily.


The five-day camp, Monday - Friday, offers your child the unparalleled experience of working in state-of-the-art learning studios with real scientists, biologists and chemists from the university and in the field. The day camp costs $250 and includes all materials, supplies and take-homes.

Participants will get to create and learn about fuel cells, rockets, chemical reactions, algae and slime, makeup, and more!

"We are thrilled with the line up of activities and instructors we have for this year's EXPLORATIONS Day Camp," said Gail Gentry, outreach coordinator at the Oakley STEM Center. "Our campers will participate in a variety of hands-on workshops and have an opportunity to perform dissections and launch their own rockets."

Snacks are included; students must bring their own lunch and drinks (drink machines onsite, $1.25). Campers receive a certificate of completion at the end of the week. Reservations required; no walk-in registration.

Registration is open. Visit for workshop details, daily schedule, and online registration instructions.

For more information about the Oakley STEM Center and its programs, contact Christina Hatley at 931-372-6573 or email

The Oakley STEM Center is located in Ray Morris Hall on the campus of Tennessee Tech at 155 W. 7th Street, the corner of 7th and Stadium Drive in Cookeville, Tenn.