Camp Wonderoplis At The Kenton County Public Library
Guest Post by KCPL Children’s Programmer/ Librarian; Krista King-Oaks
Camp Wonderoplis kicked off Wednesday night, July 9 at the Covington branch of the Kenton County Public Library. Camp Wonderopolis is a fun, engaging way to keep kids learning over the summer months to prevent summer slide and learning loss. The content has been developed to improve reading comprehension of informational text, build background knowledge in different areas of science, and improve vocabulary and literacy skills. Focused on scientific concepts introduced during the elementary years of school, and aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, Camp Wonderopolis is built for learners of ALL ages, but it is especially targeted at children in grades 2 – 8. Overall, programs are meant to expose parents to fun and simple ways to engage their children in STEM learning through hands-on activities and multimedia platforms.
Research shows that U.S. students are significantly lagging behind their international counterparts, most significantly in Europe and China, in terms of science skills and proficiency. Science—and therefore science education—is central to the lives of all Americans, preparing them to be informed citizens in a democracy and knowledgeable consumers. If the nation is to compete and lead in the global economy and if American students are to be able to pursue expanding employment opportunities in science-related fields, all students must have a solid K–12 science education that prepares them for college and careers. Camp Wonderopolis provides the perfect opportunity to prepare children for science learning through their natural need to explore, experiment, and interact with their environment through play.
Spots are very limited and weekly events are quickly filling up! To register, visit the events page at www.kentonlibrary.org or call the Covington Children’s Department at (859) 962-4077. If your family does not get in this summer, Camp Wonderopolis will be returning to KCPL for a special 2-week session in the beginning of September. More details are available at the library’s website.
Lecia Lance says
I really wish I had done things like this when my kids were little! New parents….make time!
laurie damrose says
I went to day camp when i was a kid.