OURAY COUNTY – Any middle school students out there in Ouray or Ridgway who want to learn about anatomy and physiology this summer?
The Camp Discovery Body Shop will offer 25 middle-schoolers from Ouray County the opportunity to learn about the human body, as medical students do, in a weeklong course, June 20-24, as part of a series of summer science camps sponsored by the Durango Discovery Museum and the Southwest Area Health Education Center.
Registration is now open for interested students in grades 6-8 (must have completed fifth grade).
This is a first-come, first-served opportunity, according to Teri Williams, SWAHEC outreach coordinator. The cost for the one-week program is $50 per student, down from the regular price of $175, thanks to The Mt.Sneffels Foundation, which is helping to offset the cost, along with the SWAHEC.
Students attending the five-day program (“pre-pre-meds,” according to the brochure) will be immersed in medical discovery for eight hours a day at the Ridgway Secondary School. They will be dissecting organs, viewing them under microscopes, exploring DNA, observing different types of cells and gaining exposure to lab techniques.
You can register online at the Durango Discovery Museum website: www.tinyurl.com/campd2011; just fill out the online registration form. You may ask further questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 970/259-9234. Or contact Teri Williams, Southwest Area Health Education Center, 970/903-8585; or school counselor, Rick Williams, 970/626-5788.