Tuesday, June 20, 2017

College for Kids 2017

Illinois Central College will wrap up the first session of its popular College for Kids (CFK) program for area children in 4th through 9th grades on Thursday, June 22. The program offers a broad range of classes to challenge, educate and entertain students over the summer break.
The second session of CFK is July 10-20. Registration is open for this second session until July 7. Register by phone at (309) 690-6900, or online at www.icc.edu/cfk. A complete listing of classes, descriptions and registration materials also is available online.
Dean Ellen George and CFK Program Coordinator Susan Sherwood will be available for interviews. Please check in upon arrival at the CFK homeroom, located in Room 235A. You will then be escorted to the classes.
Members of the media are invited to attend the following classes for interviews and b-roll opportunities:
Outside Explorers (8:15 am to 10:15 am): Want to learn about the outdoors? Become an environmental explorer! You will learn about Illinois habitats and interactions with mammals, birds, insects, forestry, and more. You will be able to conduct experiments that test environmental conditions and learn wilderness survival skills. We will learn both in the classroom and outside on the ICC trails for an exciting experience!
Junk Battles:  (8:15 am to 10:15 am/10:30 am to 12:30 pm/1:10 pm to 3:10 pm): “To invent, you need a good pile of junk.” – Thomas Edison.  You will be challenged to create devices that will accomplish a task using only the “junk” provided.  Using your science and engineering skills, you will be a contender in the Bridge Challenge, Marvelous Marble Maze, Drop Zone, and many more battles.  We're looking forward to building with you! 
Music Composer’s Jam Session:  (10:30 am to 12:30 pm): Band! Choir! Orchestra! MUSIC! If you like playing an instrument, singing, or playing your guitar at home, this is the class for you. Students will spend time learning how to write their own music and perform in small ensembles. The class will use a computer software called Finale Notepad to compose original songs and pieces of music. We will spend time learning about expression, music notation, and styles of compositions. Come join our music-making class! 
Contact Chief Public Relations Officer Valerie Welsh at (309) 694-5440.

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