NCPTT staff participated in SUMMER SPLASH, an event that showcased summer activities for youth in the Natchitoches, LA area. The Center will welcome children ages 11-18 this summer for three youth programs. The newest NCPTT program is History Detectives Summer Camp, July 15-19 (completed 5th grade and above). Campers will get the opportunity to try hands-on activities in all four of the Center’s program areas: architecture, historic landscapes, archeology, and materials conservation. Activities will include photography, creating bousillage, participating in an archeological dig, mapping, rock identification, and exploring the oldest cemetery in Natchitoches.
The following week is Robotics Camp, July 22-30 (completed 6th grade and above). Back for a third summer, Robotics Camp is a popular NCPTT youth program. Campers will learn soldering, programming, electronics, robot assembly, and to navigate using sensors. When complete, the robots will be put to the test navigating through an obstacle course. And the best part – the robots get to go home with the campers!
To view a video from the 2012 Robotics Camp click here.
Conservation Scientist for a Day is for students 8th grade and above. During the one-day event, participants will investigate authentic pottery shards and participate in hands-on experiments in the NCPTT laboratories. Professional staff will guide them through proper documentation techniques, x-ray florescence analysis, and chemical spot testing. This is a great program for high school-aged students interested in science.
All programs are sponsored by the Friends of NCPTT and the Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce. Robotics Camp also has generous support from Weyerhaeuser.
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