Club Invention

Mon. 8th of Jul. 2013 at 8:30 am


Club Invention

In partnership with Invent Now, JWCC’s Community Education Office will offer nationally-acclaimed Club Invention program July 8-11 for children entering first through sixth grade featuring two courses. 

“Trash Island: A Garbage Patch Journey” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. during which students will learn of the extreme build-up of trash in the North Pacific Central Ocean Gyre and identify ways waste makes its way into waterways.  Students will build machines to clean contaminants from the water systems and learn eco-friendly sustainable living principles. Cost is $80.

“Castles, Catapults, and Coats of Arms” will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to12:20 p.m. and take children back in time to examine medieval life scientifically.  Students will apply science and engineering principles to the construction of a castle wall, explore the center of gravity and the effect of momentum as they sculpt boats and create a drawbridge. Cost is $80.

Register online at or by calling 800-968-4332 on or before May 30, 2013 to receive $25 off the base price of $260.  Online registrants will also receive an extra $5 discount.  Cost includes a free Camp Invention t-shirt plus take- home projects.  More information and registration details for Club and Camp Invention courses are available by contacting Pam Maddox, JWCC outreach specialist and camp director, at 217.641.4940 or

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