Archive for Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Shawnee youths complete Cosmosphere programs

August 8, 2012, 5:07 p.m.

Updated: August 15, 2012, 12:00 a.m.

Three Shawnee youths recently completed programs at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson.

Nate Kilmer, who will be entering the second grade at Ray Marsh Elementary, graduated July 20 from the solar system program. The program is a five-day camp that allows second and third graders to participate in solar system-related activities such as creating a mission patch, learning about the solar system and engaging in a demonstration that explains the distance between the planets.

Ethan and Hayden Keopke both graduated July 15 from the Mars Academy program. Ethan will be entering the sixth grade at Monticello Trails Middle School and Hayden will be entering the seventh grade at MTMS.

Mars Academy is a three-day camp for students entering sixth and seventh grades. Campers learn the geology, climate and conditions that exist on the Red Planet. They also have opportunities to launch rockets, guide a programmed robot around an obstacle course and tour the Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space Museum and Justice Planetarium.

Nate is the son of Phil and Angee Kilmer. Ethan and Hayden’s parents are Chris and Ami Keopke.

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