Creative Collaboration

Creative Collaboration Photo

The district once again hosted the nationally recognized “Camp Invention” at Bosti Elementary School from June 26-29. More than 65 district students, counselors and teachers were invited to take part in an innovative program of exploration and inspiration in an effort for the young students to expand their educational horizons regarding STEM.

Additionally, the students’ family members were invited to marvel at this year’s showcase, which displayed projects the children have been working on during the week. Projects included “Mission Space Makers” which asked them to work collaboratively as they used their imaginations to create “inhabitable planets,” and the “Duct Tape Billionaire” activity, in which they designed their very own products in order to gain real-world entrepreneurial experience.

“Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized, nonprofit elementary enrichment program backed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame,” said program director and C-Quest adviser Lisa Manzo. “Over the past 40 years, and in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, this program has encouraged nearly two million children, teachers, parents, college students and independent inventors across the country to explore science, technology and their own innate creativity, inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit. The camp experience provides the opportunity to think ‘outside the box’ by exploring science, technology, engineering and math concepts in a new and exciting way.”

Each day the students rotated through themed modules that employed creative thinking to solve real-world challenges while learning vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork. The Camp Invention program enhances a child’s ability to learn through teamwork and subject-immersion while cultivating a new appreciation for discovery through fun-filled activities.