Citizens Bank of Kansas to Provide Six Free Cosmosphere Camp Scholarships
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Feb. 10, 2017 – Citizens Bank of Kansas (CBK) is partnering again this summer with the Cosmosphere International SciEd Center and Space Museum in Hutchinson to send six sixth graders to Cosmosphere Camp. CBK will award six scholarships – one for each of its branch locations in East Wichita, West Wichita, Kingman, Medicine Lodge, Pretty Prairie and Winfield.
Scholarship winners will attend the Cosmosphere’s Mars Academy camp, a three-day overnight camp during which students build robotic sensor platforms to navigate a Martian landscape, construct a power grid, engineer and program robots, geocache to find their survival needs and build a Martian habitat.
Available 2017 summer dates for the Mars Academy camp are: June 9-11, June 16-18, June 30- July 2 (all girls camp), July 7-9, and July 21-23.
To be eligible for consideration, participants must be entering sixth grade in the Fall of 2017 and submit a 100- to 200-word original essay on “Why I want to attend Mars Space Camp at the Cosmosphere this summer.” Parental consent is required and essay entries are due April 1, 2017. Those interested should email: firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of the contest rules and an entry form.
“We’re excited to join the Cosmosphere in their endeavors to provide meaningful learning opportunities to students in our communities,” said Jane Deterding, Chairman of the Board of Citizens Bank of Kansas. “Our own kids have attended these camps and have come home with great stories of space exploration. Any parent who would love to hear stories like that should encourage their child to participate.”
Cosmosphere camps ignite curiosity. From second graders through high school seniors, Cosmosphere campers spread their wings, expand their minds, and have fun they won’t find anywhere else on earth. Campers have the opportunity to build robots and rockets, SCUBA train like astronauts, participate in interplanetary missions to solve a crisis, learn to fly, understand the medical demands of long duration space travel…and those are just some of ways kids can spend their summer at Cosmosphere camps.
For more information on Cosmosphere Camps:
Phone: 800.397.0330 ext. 323 or 620.665.9323
About Citizens Bank of Kansas
Citizens Bank of Kansas, which has banking facilities throughout south-central Kansas, has a strong tradition of community service. CBK takes pride in being the family-owned neighborhood bank for its customers for four generations. For more information, visit www.citizensbankofkansas.com.
About The Cosmosphere
The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, KS. Its collection of U.S. space artifacts is second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and it showcases the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the space race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery. The Cosmosphere’s Carey Digital Dome Theater offers documentary showings daily and recently-released feature films on weekends. The state of the art digital 4K projection theater coupled with digital surround sound audio provides an immersive environment that wraps the viewer in a theater-going experience they won’t find anywhere else. Visit the Cosmosphere online at www.cosmo.org.