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Science Camp-In 3/11/2011

Students in third through fifth grades are urged to sign up soon for the Science Camp-In at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science the evening of Friday, Mar. 11.

Event organizer and Herrett Center Education Coordinator Darcy Thornborrow has lined up hands-on workshops in experts in chemistry, biology, nursing, rocket science, horticulture, archaeology, geology, and astronomy. The special guest for this year’s event will be Boise State University chemistry and biology professor, Dr. Henry Charlier. He will be known by his alter ego during the Camp-In, the colorful ‘Dr. Picklestein.’ See his website at

Students who sign up for the evening’s activities will list their top choices of workshops. Dr. Picklestein will do a presentation for the entire group. The group will also see a show in the Faulkner Planetarium, view through the telescope in the Centennial Observatory, have snacks, get a Science Camp-In T-shirt, and sleep overnight in the Herrett galleries, under constant adult supervision. Parents will pick up their children at 8 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 12.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Mar. 11. The registration fee is $40 per student and must be limited to the first 140 students who sign up. Participants are urged to sign up before the registration deadline of Tuesday, Mar. 1. No registrations can be taken at the door the night of the event. For more information or to sign up, contact Thornborrow at 732-6664 or at

Darcy Thornborrow   732-6664
The Herrett Center
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