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Registration deadline July 14 for 'Science Detectives' summer camp

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Monday (July 14) is the deadline for registering children for “Science Detectives,” Southeastern Louisiana University’s final Academic Adventures summer camp.

     Being offered for the first time as part of the Academic Adventures summer lineup, Science Detectives is scheduled July 28-Aug. 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Southeaster Lab School cafeteria said Academic Adventures Coordinator Linda Munchausen of the Southeastern Department of Chemistry and Physics. The camp is open to children ages 7-12.

     “With all the interest in television programs such as ‘CSI’ these days, this camp and its exploration of forensics should be exciting,” Munchausen said. The camp will be taught by former Southeastern instructor Michelle Bates, now a director of Fellom Ballet in Hammond.

     “Michelle has plenty of experience working with children in this age range in addition to her university-level teaching experience,” Munchausen said.

     Campers will build their own “Science Detective kit,” including flashlights, microscopes, and periscopes.

     “Our young detectives will put these tools to the test as they explore the science mysteries behind magnets, phosphorescence and invisible ink,” Munchausen said. “Then they will use forensics to solve the mystery of a missing ice cream recipe. They’ll save the day, make ice cream and earn a Science Adventures Detective Badge.”

     Cost of the camp is $215. Pre and post care available from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. for an additional $10.

     “I want to encourage everyone to register before Monday to ensure this summer adventure for their child," Munchausen said.

     For information and registration forms for Southeastern summer camps visit or contact Munchausen, 985-549-3935, or Southeastern Continuing Education, 985-549-2301.

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