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Summertime biology camp helps children 'Explore Life'

Jun. 12, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Summer learning took a creepy-crawly turn this week at Mountwest Community and Technical College.

Four full-time Mountwest faculty instructors led the hands-on biology camp Explore Life for students in grades five through 12 through June 12.

Specimens for the camp, and future camps planned for June 17-19 and June 24-26, included clam, crayfish, earthworm, grassfrog, perch, starfish, grantia (sponge), grasshopper, honeybee, hydra, fetal pig and rat. Instructors include Dr. Jason Black, Dr. Adam Swolsky, William Fleischman and Nick Smith.

Each session takes place from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $100 per student. To inquire about future camps, call 304-710-3427.



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