College Offers Three Day Science Camp June 19-21

College Offers Three Day Science Camp June 19-21 Biology Instructor Traci Ballance teaches children how to dissect cow eyeballs during a STEM workshop. Ballance said campers at Surry Community College’s Science camp will get to experience a dissection project as well. The SCC Science Camp will be held June 19-21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Dobson campus, for students who are rising fourth through sixth grades. Cost is $35.


Posted: Jun 03, 2019

Surry Community College will host a Science Camp June 19-21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Dobson campus, for students who are rising fourth through sixth grades. Cost is $35.

Campers will explore and experience the fascinating area of science during this three-day camp. They will go on nature hikes, spend time in creeks looking for macro-invertebrates, and participate in wildlife scavenger hunts. The campers will learn gardening skills and complete a dissection in the anatomy lab.

The camp will be instructed by SCC Biology Instructor Traci Ballance. 

“I am excited about the camp, and I think it will be a great experience for the students,” Ballance said. “We will do a lot of hands-on and interactive projects.” 

Students will need to bring their own lunch and snacks each day. A lunch break is scheduled from 11:30-noon daily. Students will also want to bring a refillable water bottle, full change of clothes, comfortable shoes for walking, a light rain jacket, sunscreen, and insect repellent spray.

The camp will give students a small taste of what the science classes are like in the Associate in Science transfer degree program. SCC offers General Biology, Environmental Biology, Field Biology, Microbiology, Ecology, General Chemistry, Botany, Physics I & II, Zoology, Anatomy & Physiology, Genetics, and Calculus I, II and III as a part of this degree. 

For Science Camp registration, please contact Kasey Martin, Coordinator of Student and Community Engagement, at martinkr@surry.edu or (336) 386-3468. 

Students can get a head start on College Transfer classes when they are juniors and seniors in public, private or homeschool settings through the tuition-free, dual enrollment Career & College Promise program. SCC also offers transfer degrees in the Associate in Arts and an Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts. 

Research from SCC's Student Services office has shown that attending Surry for two years instead of going straight to a four-year college or university will save a student an average of $28,000. Plus, students who transfer from a community college often outperform students who go straight to a four-year school. Community colleges are evaluated on how well transfer students do after the transition to a university, and historically SCC has outperformed other community colleges in the state.

Surry Community College students benefit by being able to explore different fields of study at a lower tuition cost than that of a four-year college, while they also prepare themselves academically for the rigorous university workload.  Plus, they save money by living at home while attending class at Surry.

The curriculum registration deadline for fall classes is Aug. 2. Classes start Aug. 15. For information about programs offered, college application, financial aid, and class registration, contact Student Services at (336) 386-3264 or studentservices@surry.edu


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