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New Mad Science© Crazy School's Out Science Fun for youth offered on Oct. 11, 24 & 25
POSTED: 09/18/2013
Youth ages six to 12 can spend up to seven non-school days this fall and winter learning about a variety of science-related topics during a new Mad Science© program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Mad Science© Crazy School's Out Science Fun is the name of the program which is offered on seven days when school is not in session between Oct. 11 and Jan. 3. Each seven-hour session begins at 9 a.m. and is a separate day-long program covering a different science topic.

Sessions on Oct. 11, 24, and 25 will take place at the Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee, while sessions on Dec. 20, 23, and 30 plus another on Jan. 3, will take place at the Prairie Village Community Center, 7720 Mission Road, Prairie Village.

The first session on Friday, Oct. 11, is called "The Organ Trail." Participants will explore their insides and learn how their heart is actually a pump, how the organs work as a team, and create their own model lungs. A session on Thursday, Oct. 24, is called "Halloween Kids Convention," and will let participants spend the day witnessing Arachnid Science, watching and discovering how Science Melts Magic, listening for the Screeching Spoons, have fun with the Flying Eyeballs, and much more. The final October session is "At the Scene of the Crime," on Friday, Oct. 25. In this fun-filled science sleuth program, participants will learn actual forensic techniques to reveal the elusive ice cream thief.

Other upcoming School's Out Science Fun sessions are: "Chemical Counting" on Dec. 20, Radical Reactions on Dec. 23, Crazy Chemistry on Dec. 30, and Junior Engineers on Jan. 3.

The cost for each seven-hour session is $58 per person for Johnson County residents or $64 per person for nonresidents. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a water bottle daily.

To find these programs in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under enrichment & special interests. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “discovery.”

The JCPRD's Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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