BSCTC to host free Appalachian BOLD camps in June


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PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), in conjunction with the Alltech Outreach Education Program and the University of Kentucky, will host Appalachian BOLD (Bioeconomy, Outreach, Leadership and Development) camps for seventh and eighth graders in June.

The free two-day camps will run June 13-14, June 15-16, June 20-21, and June 22-23 on the Prestonsburg campus of BSCTC.

“Our camps will focus on what the future workforce will look like with diversified science and technology,” said Dr. Tom Vierheller, professor of Biology at BSCTC. The Appalachian BOLD camps are funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation. “We will also explore how Molecular Biology and Renewable Biomolecules are developed through interactive laboratory sessions.”

The camps will include activities at the East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium.

To register for one of the camps, call Pauletta Burke at (606) 886-7398.

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