Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


ORNL sponsoring two summer science camps (1998)

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 12, 1998 — The Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will this summer again sponsor two camps for elementary and middle school students.

The one-week camps offered will be Science Explorers, scheduled during the weeks of June 8 and June 15, and SciCops, scheduled the week of July 6.

Science Explorers is designed for rising fifth, sixth and seventh graders, focusing on a variety of science topics approached via field explorations and hands-on activities. Campers learn about insects, habitats, water, life, science, weather, rockets, geology, astronauts and robots. Sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge.

SciCops is for rising seventh through ninth graders, focusing on investigations in science, technology and law enforcement. Campers learn about how science and technology are used in police investigations through the Knox County Sheriff's Department, ORNL and the Center for Science and Technology for Law Enforcement at the Y-12 Plant. Campers work with fingerprinting techniques, radar, evidence analysis, scuba diving, arson investigation, forensic science, video enhancement, DNA analysis and the K-9 team. Sessions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knox County Sheriff's Department Training Facility in Knoxville.

Each camp is limited to 25 participants, and the cost is $160.

Applications are available by calling Claretta Sullivan of ORNL's Office of University and Science Education at (865) 241-3653 or via e-mail at sv2@ornl.gov .

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.