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This summer, The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. will offer three “Bridging the Gap” summer camp sessions at Plano’s historic Interurban Railway Museum.
 
“This new, unique camp program will allow campers the opportunity to apply creativity and engineering skills to build a bridge model,” explained Russell Kissick, Co-Director of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc.  ”The curriculum is based on the ‘five E’ science model, which promotes the discovery method of learning, campers engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges.”
 
Bridge Building 1 will be offered June 16 -19, 2014 from 9 a.m. - noon and July 14-17, 2014 from 9 a.m. - noon, and Bridge Building 2 will be offered July 28-31 2014 from 9 a.m. - noon.
 
All sessions will take place at Interurban Railway Museum, located at 901 East 15th Street in historic downtown Plano.
 
Classes are $65 per student.  Each class session is limited to 12 students.
 
This summer camp program, created for ages 9 through 12, allows campers the opportunity to apply creativity and engineering skills to build a bridge model.  Based on the five E science model, which promotes the discovery method of learning, campers will engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate the design and function of different types of bridges.
 
Led by certified teachers, this program is designed for students entering grades 4 - 7 in fall 2014.
 
To register:
Visit www.planoparks.org and search for corresponding course number to register online. Or register via phone at 972-941-7250.
 
June 16-19, 2014: course number 159517
July 14-17, 2014: course number 159518
July 28-31, 2014: course number 159519
 
About The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc:
The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., a Texas corporation 501 (c)(3) non-profit, is an organization dedicated to promote civic pride in the past, to increase preservation awareness through education and public outreach, and to provide financial assistance to protect and preserve our heritage resources for this and future generations. For more information, please visit www.planoconservancy.org or call 972-941-2117.
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