The Continuing Education Department at Lamar State College-Port Arthur will present its annual Discovery program June 18-22 for area students entering third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade in the fall.
“Discovery 2012” is a week of hands-on enrichment courses on topics ranging from clay sculpting to computers and music to cooking.
Classes meet from 1 to 4:30 p.m. each day, with students attending two classes.
The classes are kept to a maximum of 15 students. They will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The cost of the program is $100, which includes all supplies, a T-shirt and a drink each day. A limited number of scholarships are available for students who qualify for the free lunch program.
The instructors are Lamar State faculty and staff members, teachers from area school districts and community members with expertise in the topics being presented.
The classes include many hands-on activities.
The Game Programming class will help students learn to program simple games that can be played on computers. The Body Tours class will help students study the fundamentals of anatomy by dissecting worms and other animals.
Other classes offered this year include art, calligraphy, computer graphics, crochet, drill team/zumba, computer animation, jewelry making, junior chefs, looking good, science explorers, scrapbooks and stamping, sports and woodcrafters.
Businesses and organizations in the area contribute to the success of the Discovery program by donating money to provide scholarships for students who otherwise would not be able to participate in the program. Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible contribution may call 984-6230.
The registration deadline for “Discovery 2012” is Friday, June 1. For registration information call 984-6230 or 984-6316.