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Continuing Education

Learning Can Be FunLearning Can Be Fun (LCBF) Summer Youth Program
(rising grades K-12)

Nature, Science, and Technology

Animal Antics Around the World (rising grades K-1) NEW

Let's travel around the planet, exploring animals in their natural habitats. Numerous literary resources will be used to support our discoveries.  Skin, scales, feathers, and fur cover our animal friends, and we will cover the continents in this fun packed week with art, music, and dance.
19599   $129
M-F, July 21-25, 9 am-Noon
BRCC Weyers Cave – J Building, Room J102
Instructor: Julie Foster

Animal Country (rising grades 1-3) NEW

Come join us on a journey to the fascinating places where animals make their homes in the U.S.  Animals live in rivers, deserts, plains, mountains, woodlands, marshes, and swamps.  You will spend time exploring these habitats, learning which animals live in them, and how they do it.  Through a variety of fun activities and books, you will have the adventure of a lifetime roaming around animal country!
18482  $129
M-F, June 16-20, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – J Building, Room J102
Instructor:  Diane Kester

Introduction to Robotics (rising grades 2-5)

Have you ever watched a robot and wondered how it works?  This summer, using electronics, you can help build a real working robot arm.  You will be amazed at all the interesting stuff you will find out in this course! This class is a good introductory course to take before taking the Lego robotics course.
18317; M-F, June 16-20, 9 am-Noon $129
18536; M-F, July 7-11, 9am-Noon
19595; M-F, July 14-18, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – T Building, Room T210
Instructor:  Jim Richerson

Lego Robotics (rising grades 3-8)

In this class you will be introduced to building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms Robotic Invention System.  You will work in teams to construct a robot, and control it using a computer. You will see the robot move about, react and make sounds based on your own programming.
18483; M-F, June 16-20, 1-4 pm  $129
18496; M-F, June 23-27, 9am-Noon
18545; M-F, July 7-11, 1-4 pm
19589; M-F, July 14-18, 9am-Noon
Instructor:  Mike Wampole
19601; M-F, July 21-25, 9am-Noon
Instructor:  Jim Richerson
BRCC Weyers Cave – T Building, Room T210

Open the Door, Let’s Explore! (rising grades 1-3)

Did you know that science is more than facts and figures, errors and experiments?  It can be really, really fun!  You will experience fun things as we create milk rainbows, make bubble prints, map out constellations and more.  So if you think there is nothing to do on those long summer days, then this class is for you, because it's all about summer!
19590  $129
M-F, July 14-18, 9 am-Noon
BRCC Weyers Cave – E Building, Room E106
Instructor: Sandra Carter

Outdoor Adventures in Waterway Biology (rising grades 4-6)

This daylong class will be a fun blending of our "Water Adventure Week" activities (rafting, tubing, waterfall hike & swim, swimming holes, lake day) with hands on learning lead by a staff naturalist each day. Some of our learning experiences will include fish sampling and identification by the Va. Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries, net sampling and identification of river critters, water quality testing, and general ecology studies.
18379  $325
M-F, June 16-20, 9 am-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center, Room V208
Instructor: Derek Young or Outdoor Adventure Experiences staff

What Makes Animals Tick (rising grades 5-8)

Do you like animals and want to know more about them?  Take this opportunity to explore the animal world, both small and large, and discover what makes them tick.  You will spend time in the lab, vet clinic, and BRCC barn learning animal care, behavior, and what makes animals sick and how to fix them. Be ready to learn lots about the animal kingdom.
20088; M-F, July 14-18, 9 am – Noon $149
20090; M-F, July 21-25, 9 am - Noon
20091; M-F, July 21-25, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – B Building, Room B114
Instructor:  Dr. Nikki Clayton