[Art_beyond_sight_educators] [State_youth_coordinators] FW: 2010 NFB Junior Science Academy
Hartle, Mary Jo
mhartle at nfb.org
Fri Nov 6 11:01:26 UTC 2009
Gear Up for Greatness!
National Federation of the Blind
2010 Junior Science Academy
Baltimore, Maryland, at the NFB Jernigan Institute
A STEM Program for Blind Children
In 2008, the National Center for Blind Youth in Science (NCBYS), a
program of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute,
offered its first Science Academy program for elementary
students. Once again, we are making this program possible for
children in grades three through six. The NCBYS developed its Junior
Science Academy (JSA) in 2004 in order to spark and enhance blind
students' interest in scientific study, an academic area that many
falsely believe is too difficult for the blind. This year, with
hands-on experiences, tactile materials, and innovative nonvisual
teaching methods, the JSA will open its doors again to young
explorers with two sessions of the program. Applicants can apply for
one of the following dates:
Session 1: July 28-August 1, 2010
Session 2: August 4-August 8, 2010
The Junior Science Academy is a four-day session that will expose
blind children to the excitement of science in real-life
applications. The students will learn about how much fun science can
be through hands-on instruction, field trips, and interactive
activities. Attending parents will participate in a corresponding
seminar with workshops designed to focus on meeting the needs of
their blind children.
There is a $150.00 registration fee for accepted pairs of students
and parents/chaperones. All other expenses, including travel, room,
board, and program materials will be covered by the NFB Jernigan
Institute for all participants, including accepted mentors. .
We are also looking for mentors to work in one or both sessions of
the program. mentors help facilitate student activities while
parents are engaged in parent programming. Mentors can apply online
at the site below. Please visit this page to learn more about this
opportunity and to apply to be a mentor this summer.
How to Apply
Whether you are an interested family, or someone who is interested in
serving as a mentor, please visit
<http://www.blindscience.org>www.blindscience.org to learn more about
this exciting event, or to apply. You may also contact the NFB
Jernigan Institute at (410) 659-9314, ext. 2407.
Come join us!
Mary Jo T. Hartle
Mary Jo Thorpe-Hartle, MEd, NOMC
Director of Education
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
200 East Wells St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410)659-9314 ext. 2407
Email: <mailto:MHARTLE at nfb.org>MHARTLE at nfb.org
Fax: (410) 659-5129
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