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SpectrUM leads winter break science camps

By KECI Staff
Published On: Dec 27 2013 03:31:38 PM MST
Updated On: Dec 27 2013 03:52:06 PM MST
SpectrUM leads winter break science camps

Students at Friday's engineering camp built parachutes carrying eggs to drop off a University of Montana fire escape.

MISSOULA, Mont. -

SpectrUM Science Area, a Missoula interactive science museum, is holding winter break day camps for kids ages 6 to 12.

These camps help keep kids busy when they are out of school and their parents are at work.

We spoke to camp leaders and participants on Friday. They told us how SpectrUM offers children unique opportunities to learn science.

"We really just want to expose the kids of Missoula to the science process," said Sara Feilzer, local outreach coordinator for SpectrUM. "We're really the only place in Missoula where kids can come and be in this hands-on environment where they can actually do science."

Gabriel Lippy, a fifth-grader from Hellgate Elementary, said he enjoys making friends at the camp.

"I don't really know anybody," Lippy said. "But when I'm in their group I get to know them and have a good time."

Enrollment is still open for next week's camps. On Monday they will study optical illusions, on Tuesday they will study crime scene investigation, and on Thursday they will study chemistry.

Call 728-STEM for more information and to enroll your children.