High School Students – Sign Up by April 15 for Fun and Learning at Chemistry Camp

Chemist Hoby Wedler works with student Jimmy Cong during a past session of Chemistry Camp

The LightHouse is thrilled to partner again with Accessible Science to introduce an educational, exciting and hands-on weekend of chemistry this May in the fresh air of Enchanted Hills Camp.

During this enjoyable and intensive 3-day session, led by University of California, Davis graduate student Hoby Wedler, students will learn how blind and low vision professionals use chemistry in their careers. They will explore ways to make chemistry accessible, perform hands-on experiments, apply techniques to some basic cooking chemistry, see chemistry come alive in an exhilarating magic show and interact with blind and sighted scientists. There will also be general camp fun and evening activities.

When: Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3
Where: Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind, Napa
Who: We will accept up to twelve blind high school students ages 14-18
Cost: There is no cost to apply for the program.
Deadline to apply: April 15, 2015

“Each year we do a Chemistry Camp, it is invigorating, enlightening and refreshing for me to observe how much the students change.” – Hoby Wedler

Throughout the weekend, students will have quality time to socialize amongst themselves and with blind mentors and instructors. Students will be put into groups of three and each group will work with a sighted lab assistant during Chemistry exercises. Blind mentors and instructors will also be on hand to provide support and act as role models for blind students and sighted lab assistants alike.

Note that students do not need to have chemistry experience to apply. The session is open to all students and offers an encouraging environment.

Transportation will be provided to Enchanted Hills Camp from pick-up points in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. Parents are also welcome to provide their child with transportation directly to and from camp if they wish.

Watch this video about Chemistry Camp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by3Cnhm19iE

For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.accessiblescience.org/node/2

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Angela Fowler at (530) 902-0987 or fowlers@syix.com or Tony Fletcher at (415) 694-7319 or afletcher@lighthouse-sf.org.