May 29, 2013

Owens Community College Offers LEGO Collision Cars Summer Camps in July

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area youth in grades three through eight are invited to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the use of LEGO materials as Owens Community College Workforce and Community Services Adult and Continuing Education announces LEGO Collision Cars Summer Camps, July 8-11 and 15-18.

The LEGO Collision Cars classes will take place at the Community Education and Wellness Center on the Findlay-area Campus in Findlay and at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center on Indian Wood Circle in Maumee.

The first session will occur July 8-11 at the Findlay-area Campus. The beginning class, for grades three through five, will occur from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., while Owens’ advanced class, for grades 6 through 8, will take place from 1-4:30 p.m.

Owens’ second session of LEGO Collision Cars will be held July 15-18 at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center. The beginning class, for grades three through five, will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., while Owens’ advanced class, for grades 6 through 8, will occur from 1-4:30 p.m.

“Owens Community College is proud to once again provide a continuing education program to area youth and bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics alive in a very unique learning environment,” said Rhonda Hogrefe, Owens Adult and Continuing Education Account Representative.

Using advanced LEGO parts and pieces, LEGO Collision Cars Summer Camp attendees will learn how to design and build their own unique machines by working with gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and motors.

According to Hogrefe, the camp will highlight such educational topics as exploration, problem solving and risk taking with the ultimate goal of learning how machines work and compete.

In addition, the class will use LEGO Educational Division materials and LEGO Technic elements as part of the experiential learning program.

Registration for each LEGO Collision Cars Summer Camp is $149. For more information, or to register for a camp session, call (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357. A complete listing of other summer camps and classes can be accessed at www.owensworks.com.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.