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Gifted and Talented Students to Explore Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem, Space, and Global Languages at Maryland Summer Centers Program
Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence: First Three of Five Summer Programs Launch This Month
BALTIMORE – The RAMS Center for Chesapeake Bay Ecosystems Research, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Center for Space Science, and the Anne Arundel County Schools Center for Global Languages will begin this month. These programs are the first three of five Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students planned for 2017.
The 2017 Maryland Summer Centers Program this year will celebrate a 50-year commitment to providing summer educational opportunities for Maryland’s gifted and talented students at the State level. The program was coordinated through the Maryland State Department of Education in partnership with public and nonpublic agencies and provides Maryland’s diverse gifted and talented student population with advanced, rigorous, experiential learning opportunities that nurture their talents and abilities within a unique learning environment. Financial assistance is provided by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Fund for students who qualify.
The RAMS Center for Chesapeake Bay Ecosystems Research
The RAMS Center for Chesapeake Bay Ecosystems Research will allow students to work beside scientists at one of the top marine research facilities in the world to collect and analyze data pertaining to the management of the Chesapeake Bay’s natural resources. The residential program for students entering grades 6-10 will utilize the 850 acre Horn Point Environmental Laboratory on the shores of the Choptank River. The Center is funded by Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) LLC and facilitated by NorthBay Adventures, LLC. Centers are residential.
Section A: July 16-22, for students entering grades 6-8
8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Section B: July 23-29, for students entering grades 8-10
8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
University of Maryland, Horn Point Environmental Laboratory
2020 Horns Point Rd
Cambridge, MD 21613
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Center for Space Science
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Center for Space Science affords middle school students in grades 6-7 to work alongside NASA scientists and engineers learning about the current applications of space technology. This Center is hosted and supported by the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and its staff.
July 17-21 (Monday through Friday only)
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723-6099
The Anne Arundel County Schools Center for Global Languages
The Anne Arundel County Schools Center for Global Languages is held in conjunction with the school system’s summer languages program held at Meade Middle School. The Center offers students an in-depth language experience featuring hands-on, engaging cultural experiences. Over the course of two weeks students in grades 4-6 may choose to study one of four languages; Chinese, Arabic, French, or Spanish.
July 10-20 (Monday through Thursday only)
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meade Middle School
1103 26th Street
Fort Meade, MD 20755
Check out the Centers on the web at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/programs/Pages/Gifted-Talented/SummerCenters/index.aspx .