Human Anatomy, Sports Science Focus of New U of G Camp

July 10, 2008 - News Release

The University of Guelph's Creative Encounters summer program is launching a new camp for aspiring physicians and sports enthusiasts.

Running from July 14 to 18, the camp is aimed at students in Grade 7 to 9 who are interested in anatomical science.

"It's geared towards students who like learning about human anatomy and sports science," said Kaite Fisher, Creative Encounters co-director.

As part of the new program, students will have the opportunity to dissect cow hearts, said Fisher.

"Students will get to see the different components of the heart and understand how the organ works."

The dissection is happening Wednesday afternoon in the Science Complex.

Throughout the week students will also make their own baseball gloves out of material found at home and study how the body moves when catching and throwing a ball; tour the neurological science and anatomy labs; and hear from a personal trainer and a varsity lacrosse coach about their jobs.

A second Busy Bodies camp is slated for August 11 to 15.

Creative Encounters is part of a national student-run organization that offers science, engineering and technology camps for youngsters through the U of G's School of Engineering.

"The goal of Creative Encounters is to bring science to children in a familiar way and to show them that science is a part of everyday life," said Fisher.

For more information on Creative Encounters and to register visit the website.

Kaite Fisher or Lauren Prisco
Creative Encounters co-directors
519-824-4120, Ext. 53045

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338/

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