Laurel Springs, NJ, August 25, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Mayor David Mayer of Gloucester Township and Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez of Camden County were on hand to congratulate campers at the end of the 2011 season of Wow! Science Camp®.
Mayor Mayer reminded the young campers of the relevance of science to all aspects of life. From building and maintaining roads, bridges, and dams to managing the township's budget, he demonstrated how science applies to various aspects of his role as mayor.
Speaking of an alternative energy project in Gloucester Township, the mayor announced that a trash dump would be converted to a solar farm to power some of the schools in the township.
"Science is about solving problems. It's about wanting to know more," said Freeholder Rodriguez. She applauded the campers for their accomplishments this summer and thanked parents for nourishing their children's curiosity.
In addition to money management, etiquette, and math lessons, campers completed many exciting science experiments and projects. Themes for this season's science projects included alternative energy, forensic science, mechanics, creative cosmetics, environmental science, food science, geology and mining science, and robotics.
Campers took eight exciting field trips to various destinations including The Franklin Institute, Crayola Factory, Insectarium, Wheaton Arts, Statue of Liberty, Hershey Factory, Liberty Science Center, and The Smithsonian Museums.
The 2011 camp season would not have been successful without the support and generous contributions of several organizations. Fola Adebi, Executive Director of Wow! Science Camp®, acknowledged, Walmart, Bristol-Myers Squibbs, Novo Nordisk, Laurel Hill Bible Church, State Farm Insurance Companies, Edible Arrangements, Food Bank of South Jersey, NuStar, Camden Catholic High School, and Shoprite for their support and commitment to the wellbeing of children in our communities.