• Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:11am

    Jefferson Lab to Hold Science Camp for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth, Aug. 10-14

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA, June 25, 2015 -- Science Education staff at Jefferson Lab will conduct a Science Camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth from Aug. 10-14. The program is for rising fourth graders through rising eighth graders.

    In addition to deaf and hard-of-hearing youth, the siblings of deaf children and children of deaf adults (CODA) may also participate. Youth may attend for a day or for the entire week.

    The program will run daily, Monday through Friday, Aug. 10-14, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the classrooms located in Jefferson Lab’s Support Service Center, Bldg. 28, located at 628 Hofstadter Road.

    American Sign Language (ASL) (no voice) will be used exclusively on Monday and Tuesday. ASL interpreters will use voice and ASL for activities on Wednesday through Friday.

    The program is free to participants; however, advance registration is required and the class size is limited to 12 youth on Monday and Tuesday, and 20 youth for the Wednesday through Friday program. To register, and for additional information, contact Brita Hampton at Hampton@jlab.org no later than noon on Aug. 3. 

    Participants may bring their lunch or buy lunch in the lab’s cafeteria. Lodging is available for purchase on campus for out-of-town families.

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab, is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov. Jefferson Lab is operated and managed under contract for DOE by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC.