This week, almost two dozen children participated in Jefferson Lab's popular Summer Science Camp for Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing Youth, designed to meet the needs of rising fourth- through eighth-grade students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Now in its fifth year, this free week-long camp offers hands-on science activities presented in a barrier-free environment for youth in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
“The Deaf Science Camp not only exposes kids to many different areas of science in a fun and engaging way, it also gives kids the opportunity to meet other deaf and hard-of-hearing kids from around the state,” says Brita Hampton, camp coordinator. “We also have deaf and hard-of-hearing adults who come and share their expertise in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career fields, as well as serve as mentors to the kids!”
American Sign Language (ASL) (no voice) was used exclusively on Aug. 13, 14 and 15 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). ASL interpreters used voice and ASL for activities on Aug.16 and 17 (Thursday and Friday).
For more information on the program: https://education.jlab.org/sciencecamp/