One-week science camps are offered this August by the Glendale Community College Community Services Education program in partnership with Destination Science Camps.
The two camps, Wacky Weird Robots and Monster Racers, and Wild Animal Physics Fun Park will be at the Chevy Chase Baptist Church, 1209 E. Garfield Ave., Glendale. The camps are offered as either a half-day camp from 9 a.m. to noon for $189, or a full-day camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $279. They are recommended for ages 5 through 11.
Destination Science Camps provide an opportunity for boys and girls to have fun with science through innovative projects such using creativity challenges, outdoor games and character development. Technology, physics and space are included in the curriculum.
The Wacky Weird Robots and Monster Racers camp culminates with a Robot Rally. Wild Animal Physics Fun Park has campers building electric powered roller coasters that they can take home on the final day.
For registration information, call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5015 or go to www. glendale.edu/cse.
EVENING WITH THE STARS TOURS THE GALAXY
Evening with the Stars presentations will be at 8 p.m. June 19 and 6:30 p.m. June 20 in the GCC Planetarium.
The planetarium show displayed on the digital dome takes guests on a one-hour, fact-filled ride out to the edge of the cosmos and back again, introducing them to the stars, constellations and planets.
Admission is $10 and $5 for children 12 and younger. No credit cards are accepted. There is no late seating as the doors must remain closed during the planetarium shows. Reservations may be made in advance at www. glendale.edu/planetarium. A reservation will hold seats for up to 15 minutes prior to the show. For more details call 240-1000, Ext. 5275.
Presentations in the planetarium are on a custom-built, 30-foot diameter dome. Patrons view the shows from power reclining seats and all shows are presented by a live narrator allowing the audience a question-and-answer period.
PARENTING CLASSES OFFERED THIS SUMMER
Free parent education summer classes for preschoolers and their parents are offered beginning the week of June 22 and continuing for six weeks at GCC.
Parents attend class with their children and participate in activities designed to stimulate the development of young children and help parents develop skills and strategies for positive and effective parenting. The program is designed to be both fun and educational. Classes are at the Life Skills Building off Mountain Street near the Glendale (2) Freeway.
There is a $20 parking fee for summer session. Registration can be done at www.glendale.edu/ce and is on a space-available basis. For more information, call (818) 243-5196. Parent Education classes that have openings for summer include a course for 3- and 4-year-olds who meets from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. In addition, there are two multi-age classes.
Parents attend with one or more preschool-age children. There are two evening courses that meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. one on Mondays and the other on Thursdays.
?WENDY GROVE is public information coordinator at Glendale Community College. Her column runs once a month. Reach her at (818) 551-5161 or by e-mail at wgrove@ glendale.edu.