(Posted March 27, 2023)

HUNTINGDON, Pa.— Juniata College’s Chemistry/Biochemistry Department will host a Chem Camp for aspiring young scientists in grades 2-5 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in von Liebig Center for Science.

Chem Camp participants will explore several branches of chemistry, with labs focusing on physical chemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic/organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and geochemistry as they create color-changing slime and chromatography flowers as well as learning about oil spills, volcanos, and atoms.

“Even within a topic such as chemistry, there are so many diverse paths you can be interested in,” said Landon Ashlin ’23, one of Chem Camp organizers. “All of these labs have learning elements, fun, hands-on activities. The students will be able to take multiple things home with them.”

The day will conclude with a demonstration by Juniata students currently studying chemistry and biochemistry with a variety of cool experiments young scientists will love. Chem Camp participants’ family members are welcome to attend this performance.

Registration fees are $40 for one student, $60 for two students, or $80 for three students. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunches may attend Chem Camp at no cost. Proceeds from Chem Camp will go toward sending Juniata students to national conferences to present their research. To register, please visit https://forms.gle/w9pWyoJyVd1wZpz46.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.