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YOUTHLEARN@LSUA CLASSES FOR SUMMER

Released: 06/08/2004

YouthLearn@LSUA is a special series of summer programs recommended for students in grades 3-12. The goal of the program is to keep kids busy and learning year round. These workshops and classes provide 'hands-on' opportunities for self-enrichment in a fun and challenging environment. The educational programs are developed for students with at least a 'B' average. These classes are not intended for students having challenges in these areas.

All classes are held on the LSU Alexandria campus. Pre-registration, which includes completing a registration form and payment of fees, is required for all YouthLearn classes.

The classes being offered are listed alphabetically below.

Beginner’s Photography-A fun filled class for the shutterbug at heart. Students will learn about the camera, film usage, special effects, lenses, filters and composition. The class will meet on July 8 from 1-5 p.m. and is for grades 5-12. The cost is $45 and the instructor is Gale Trussell.

C.S.I. LSUA-Participants will sketch, photograph, draw, collect, tag and conduct experiments on a mock crime scene. This class is for grades 6-8 and will be held July 28-30 from 1 until 5 p.m. The cost is $99 and Beth Whittington, assistant professor of criminal justice at LSU Alexandria, will be the instructor.

Computer Camp-Children in grades 3-5 will experiment with digital photography, computer art programs and graphics. They will also explore the Internet and Web page design. The class will meet on July 19-21 from 1 until 5 p.m. The fee is $125 and Katherine Bennett will be the instructor.

Computer Camp-Youth in grades 6-8 will design their own web page and create presentations with sound, digital images and digital video in this challenging hands-on camp. Classes will be held July 26-28 from 1 until 5 p.m. for a fee of $125. Katherine Bennett is the instructor.

GuardStart™ Lifeguarding Tomorrow-A program for youth that provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitudes, and skills for future successful completion of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course. Basic CPR and First Aid will also be included. This course is offered to students in grades 6-8 and will be held on July 14 and 15 from 12 until 4 p.m. The instructor will be Denise Evans, Certified American Red Cross Instructor. The fee is $75.00 which includes participant’s kit.

Junior Leadership 2004-This program is designed for youth in grades 9-12 to help them develop personal and interpersonal skills necessary to ensure future success for high school students. The camp will focus on mentoring participants to become dynamic student leaders, well-rounded team players, creative problems solvers, and more. The class will meet July 12-14 from 1 until 5 p.m. for a fee of $95.

On the Move: The Science of Motion!-Explore Newton’s Third Law with demonstrations and experiments. Participants in grades 3-5 will investigate the forces of flight and learn about floating and sinking with Archimede’s Principle. Students will design and test a motion machine and compete with others on the final day of class. Classes meet from 1 until 5 p.m. on July 26-28 for a fee of $95. Kimberly Elmore is the instructor.

Science Camp: Flight Camp!-Participants will learn forces of flight, controlling forces, escaping gravity, design and flight tests. Students in grades 6-8 will design and test different flying objects. The class will be held July 5-7 from 1 until 5 p.m. The fee is $95 with Kimberly Elmore as the instructor.

Stained Mosaic Glass-Learn a new stained glass technique and cut stained glass to make an exciting piece of artwork that is yours to keep. The course is for youth in grades 5-8 and will meet on July 12-15 from 1 until 5 p.m. The fee is $125 and Denise Bankovic will be the instructor.

Pre-registration, which includes completing a registration form and payment of fees, is required for all YouthLearn classes. For more information or to request a registration form, call LSU Alexandria Continuing Education at 318-473-6483.