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PR # 164 February 26, 2008

YOUTH SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS SLATED AT RVCC

The Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch will be offering daytime classes for school-age children during Spring Break, March 24-28. The following classes will be offered:

Multi-Media Painting: Students ages 6-12 investigate different approaches to painting with acrylics, tempera and watercolor. The class will be held March 24, 9 a.m.-noon. The fee is $45.

Fun Making Sculptures: Students ages 6-12 explore construction, form, function and process as they create a work of art, choosing a type of work, subject matter and materials. The class will be held March 24, 1-4 p.m. The fee is $45.

Shiny, Bumpy & Rough: Students ages 6-12 explore the use of texture and pattern to add interest and variety to their artistic expressions. The class will be held March 25, 9 a.m.-noon. The fee is $45.

Wearable Art: Students ages 6-12 design wearable art that reflects their own personal style using transfer, stenciling and hand-painted techniques. The class will be held March 25, 1-4 p.m. The fee is $45.

Portrait: Students ages 6-12 learn the skills necessary to create portraits of themselves or others, using both traditional and unusual materials and approaches. The class will be held March 26, 9 a.m.-noon. The fee is $45.

Food for Thought: Students ages 6-12 use real fruits and vegetables to create whimsical, delightful and quite realistic-looking animals and bugs. The class will be held March 26, 1-4 p.m. The fee is $45.

Weasel Robotics: Students ages 7-12 build and take home a fast-moving robot with two motors and a three-speed gearbox. The robot also has two photo sensors that allow it to see a line or feel its way along walls and around corners. The class will be held March 24 and 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

All-Terrain Tracker: Students ages 7-12 build and take home a Tracker All-Terrain Vehicle that travels through rough terrain, overcoming objects in its path. The class will be held March 26 and 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

Super Science Make & Take: Students ages 7-12 discover the excitement of science as they create a wide variety of toys that are designed to illustrate science concepts and make learning fun. Participants should bring a 100% cotton white T-shirt. The class will be held March 24 and 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $159.

Battle-Bot Build a Thon: Students ages 7-12 use the Robotix building system to construct a robot that can push an opponent out of a large Sumo-robot ring. All students take home a student-designed motorized Robotix battle-box project. The class will be held March 26 and 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $159.

Radical Reactions & Detective Science: Students ages 7-12 mix up potions and experiment with all types of chemical reactions. Students grow crystals, create sidewalk chalk and even create chromatography T-shirts to take home. The class will be held March 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon. The fee is $169.

Mad Machines & Jr. Engineers: Students ages 7-12 design and build bridges and ?skyscrapers? using simple tools and their imaginations. Participants build their own catapults to take home. The class will be held March 24-28, 1-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

Boost Your Abilities with Puzzles, Games and Contests: Students ages 8-14 play word games such as Scrabble and Boggle. Other activities include Sudoku, Solitaire Battleship and logic puzzles. The class will be held March 24-28, 1-4 p.m. The fee is $169.

Middle School Writing Lab: Students ages 11-14 develop good writing and critical thinking skills. Good mechanics and effective word usage, as well as sentence and paragraph structure, are emphasized. The class will be held March 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $80.

Young Author?s Workshop: Students ages 9-12 study the Caldecott Awards books and are taught how to write and illustrate a picture book. The class will be held March 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $80.

Amusement Park: Students ages 8-9 build an amusement park filled with various motorized activities with programmable bricks. Parents will be invited to watch their children?s presentation to conclude the robotics technology program. The class will be held March 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon. The fee is $265.

Drag Racing & Sumo: Students ages 8-9 build a LEGO Sumo Bot (robot) and use their design skills to demonstrate the strength of their creation. Parents will be invited to watch their children?s presentation to conclude the robotics technology program. The class will be held March 24-28, 1-4p.m. The fee is $265.

Robo500 Grand Challenge: Students ages 10-12 build and program an unmanned vehicle that will race on a predefined course. Parents will be invited to watch their children?s presentation to conclude the robotics technology program. The class will be held March 24-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $450.

To register for a Spring Break or summer program, receive a brochure or for more information, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404, or e-mail cce@raritanval.edu . Youth program brochures also may be picked up at the CCE office, located in the lower level of RVCC?s College Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 80 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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