2018-08-05 / Community View

Summer Camp program continues at ISD’s Ed-Tech


(Above) “Cookies, Cakes and Pies, Oh My!” students Charleah Whipple of Rolland- Warner Middle School and Ayana Goulding of Corunna work on the frosting that will be slathered on their cake. (Above) “Cookies, Cakes and Pies, Oh My!” students Charleah Whipple of Rolland- Warner Middle School and Ayana Goulding of Corunna work on the frosting that will be slathered on their cake. ATTICA TWP. — The Summer Camp program at the Lapeer County Education and Technology Center (Ed-Tech) is in full-swing this week, with a pair of courses that featured a variety of educational opportunities for attendees.

As part of the Summer STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medical) Camp, fifth-eighth graders from surrounding school districts in Lapeer County and beyond explored hands-on projects in each of the five disciplines, including constructing balsa wood gliders, trebuchets, basic website design and microbiology.

Also held last week was the second iteration of immensely popular summer camp course “Cookies, Cakes and Pies, Oh My!” which saw campers crafting culinary creations in Ed-Tech’s full kitchen.


(Right) Dryden’s Sean Finnigan was deep in concentration as he applied frosting to his culinary concoction. (Right) Dryden’s Sean Finnigan was deep in concentration as he applied frosting to his culinary concoction. Ed-Tech’s Summer Camp Program will come to a close in the next two weeks, featuring Advanced Veterinary Science, Go Cart Build and welding courses.

— Nicholas Pugliese



(Left) Students like Chatfield School’s Tavis McGuckin crafted “oobleck,” a quicksandlike substance, as part of Summer STEMM Camp. (Left) Students like Chatfield School’s Tavis McGuckin crafted “oobleck,” a quicksandlike substance, as part of Summer STEMM Camp.

Chatfield School’s Addison McGuckin learned that on average, Americans consume 500 mg per year of insects in their diet, whether they know it or not. 
Photos by Nicholas Pugliese Chatfield School’s Addison McGuckin learned that on average, Americans consume 500 mg per year of insects in their diet, whether they know it or not. Photos by Nicholas Pugliese

Isabella Weier of Dryden works on the details of her watermelon-styled cake during last week’s Ed-Tech Summer Camps. Isabella Weier of Dryden works on the details of her watermelon-styled cake during last week’s Ed-Tech Summer Camps.

As Graham Cameron of Davison Schools tried a bite of “bug taco,” he learned that 80 percent of the world consumes insects as part of their diet, and 2 billion people consume insects every day. As Graham Cameron of Davison Schools tried a bite of “bug taco,” he learned that 80 percent of the world consumes insects as part of their diet, and 2 billion people consume insects every day.

(Right) Chatfield School student Nishanth Sivakumar showed off his egg drop capsule. Students were tasked to create a vessel to protect an egg from a six-foot drop. (Right) Chatfield School student Nishanth Sivakumar showed off his egg drop capsule. Students were tasked to create a vessel to protect an egg from a six-foot drop.

Rolland-Warner Middle School student Joe Voss prepared himself to try instructor Peter McCreedy’s famous “bug taco,” which featured cooked crickets, box elder beetles and ants. Rolland-Warner Middle School student Joe Voss prepared himself to try instructor Peter McCreedy’s famous “bug taco,” which featured cooked crickets, box elder beetles and ants.

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