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Camp combines STEM and art lessons

| June 7, 2018

COSHOCTON – Students who attended the 4-H Summer Science Camp learned how to put an artistic twist on STEM projects.

“This gave them another opportunity to expand on what they are learning in school with science, technology, engineering and math, but we also threw art into it,” said Phil Goerig, 4-H program assistant.

The camp was held on June 5 for ages 5-8 and on June 6 for ages 9-12. Both sessions were held at the fairgrounds and were open to 4-H members and nonmembers.

“I came because I have an engineering brain,” said 10-year-old Brian Dunfee. “I like to build with LEGOs.”

One of his favorite activities at camp was catapult painting.

“It was fun because we got to launch paintballs,” Dunfee said.

Goerig said the catapults were made with Popsicle sticks and spoons and the paintballs were cotton balls dipped in paint.

Brayden Graham also liked this project.

“The flying paintballs were fun,” said the 9-year-old.

Graham came to camp because he enjoys science.

Maelynn Harper will soon be turning 8 so she got to attend camp with the older students.

“I really like to do experiments,” she said. “I love to create things.”

She was learning the science behind bath bombs and then was going to create an Art Bot, which was a robot that could draw with markers.

By the time camp was over they all got to work on six to eight different activities with the help of Goerig and volunteers from Junior Leaders.

“I’ve enjoyed getting to learn more about science and socializing with the other kids,” said Courtney Barnhart, who is 11. “I’ve had a lot of fun.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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