Stories from the battle to cure Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome, and other observations about every day life
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Science program for blind/low vision kids
I'm just posting this reminder about this program.
our LAST CHANCE to apply for this exciting new program! APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 1ST
This pioneer program will focus on fostering a sense of innovation and autonomy in young students by allowing them to determine their course of study during the week of the program. Students will ultimately focus on one investigation which they will showcase at the Innovators Expo. However, multiple branches of science will be explored throughout the program through extension activities.
A unique component of NFB Project Innovation is how it will serve two age groups simultaneously. The first of these two groups will be comprised of students in grades 3-6 (ages 7-11). This group, called Junior Innovators, will stay at the NFBJI for three days, July 25-29.** Twenty blind students will be accepted into this group.
The high school students, called Senior Innovators, will serve as junior advisors. Students in grades 9-12 (ages 14-18) are eligible to apply to be a Senior Innovator. They will not only participate in this science program but will model blindness skills, scientific investigation skills, and techniques to their younger counterparts. The Senior Innovators will stay at the NFBJI for four days, July 24-29, 2012.** Ten blind students will be accepted into this group.
There will be a $250 fee for each Junior Innovator/Chaperone pair and a $250 fee for each Senior Innovator attending. Other expenses, such as the cost of travel, room, board, and program materials, will be covered by the NFB Jernigan Institute for all students and student/chaperone pairs.