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70 youth attend Camp Invention at Dickinson State University
DICKINSON – Nearly 70 youth grades K-6 are becoming tomorrow’s business leaders at Camp Invention held through 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the Dickinson State University (DSU) Campus, 291 Campus Dr.
The week-long event, taught local educators, helps students collaborate in solving real-world challenges and preparing them for the 21st century. In one session for example, participants made cardboard pinball machines using cardboard “animal legs” for the machine.
“This activity helps the kids see how animals and nature help inspire the designs of today’s inventions,” said Kristen Dye, a camp volunteer from Belfield. “I love seeing how inventive and creative the kids are and to see how much fun they have.”
Camp Invention is run by Invent Now, an Ohio-based nonprofit promoting science and technology. The camp reaches 80,000 children in 1,200 schools each summer nationwide. Sponsors of the event include North Dakota State University (NDSU) and DSU, which provides the use of science classrooms at Murphy Hall.
Photo caption: Kristen Dye of Belfield works with elementary school students enrolled in Camp Invention held at Dickinson State University July 28 - Aug. 1.