February 1, 2008

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

VSU Continuing Education Hosts SCOPE for Kids

VALDOSTA - The Department of Continuing Education at Valdosta State University will once again host the School-College Outreach Program of Enrichment (SCOPE) in February and March.

This year’s program will offer two series of classes. Children can attend from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturdays, Feb. 9-23 or March 1-15. Open to children in kindergarten through eighth grade, SCOPE offers a variety of exciting, educational classes on dance, science, cooking and healthy living.

Two very popular returning classes are “Kids in the Kitchen” and “These Kids are Really Cooking.” Children from kindergarten through eighth grade will learn basic food safety and how to prepare easy recipes.

Lego Battle Bots is a special class offered February 9 to March 15 that allows third through seventh graders to design, build and battle motorized battle vehicles. Kids learn everything that goes into building a functional vehicle for a specific purpose �" to battle other bots!

A new class, “Masters of Disaster: Be Disaster Safe,” will utilize games, activities and role-playing to inform kindergarten through fifth graders about safety and preparedness for the common natural disasters. Another new option, “Lighten Up,” will help kindergarten through second graders focus on creating of art projects that utilize light. Students will make sun catchers and other reflective art projects that they can display at home.

Parents will love “Healthy Body, Happy Me,” which educates kindergarten through second graders about healthy eating, exercise, feelings and self-esteem. Combined with a dance class, children will have many opportunities to be healthy, get active and have lots of fun.

For more information or to register, visit www.valdosta.edu/conted or contact VSU Continuing Education at (229) 245-6484.

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