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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Inquisitive students in Columbus, Ga. are being immersed in new scientific experiences as part of the second annual STEM Summer Camp held by the Urban League of Greater Columbus, Inc.

Brooke Burgess, President and CEO of The Urban League of Greater Columbus, said, "We are elated to bring our summer STEM camps back this year, and our addition of the Health Focus is a wonderful opportunity for participants. We have a packed week of activities, lessons, and tours that we cannot wait to share. Opening young minds to the possibilities and fun in science, technology, engineering and math hopefully gives them a new perspective on learning and their future." 

From June 23-27, Elementary and early middle school children from Columbus Parks & Recreation and Girls, Inc. are attending morning and afternoon sessions where they learn about plants, build an abacus, make rock candy, and work with M&M math. Georgia Power is educating the groups on energy efficiency, and the children will also visit Pratt Recycling to learn about recycling and up-cycling. 

The week will end with a visit to the Columbus State University's Coca-Cola Space Science Center, and a camp cookout at the Urban League.

The younger kids aren't the only ones getting a healthy dose of science this summer. The Urban League also has a new STEM Health Focus Camp for high school juniors and seniors, as well as college freshmen and sophomores. The students are taking an opportunity to explore health-related career fields as local health care professionals and faculty lead activities, tours, and discussions related to medicine and health throughout the week.

The participants are visiting Tree of Life Healthcare clinic for volunteer work, and touring Columbus State University's Health Science and School of Nursing along with microbiology, human anatomy and physiology labs.  The group is also seeing Columbus Technical College's School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing. 

There is information on Mott-Miller Allied Health, as well as tours of Columbus Regional and St. Francis hospitals. 

Finally, the students will travel to Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. 

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