Education Notes


May 21, 2006

Reading club to start June 1 at library

The Howard County Library will launch its Summer Reading Club for children June 1. Participants can register at any of the library's branches, or online at

This year's theme is "Clue into Reading" and features the library's mascot, Sneaks the Cat.

Each branch will hold a celebration June 10 to kick off the summer program. Summer Reading Club T-shirts for adults and children are available for $8 at each branch.

Scholarships available for nature camp

The Howard County Conservancy has a limited number of scholarships available for its summer nature camps for children ages 5 to 11.

The one-week camps will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 26 to Aug. 18, at the conservancy's 232-acre nature reserve at 10520 Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. The camps will be held outdoors and in the conservancy's new Gudelsky Education Center.

The programs are designed to nurture respect for the natural world and will include hikes, nature games and crafts.

Information: Martha Moore, 410-465-8877.

Study-skills classes set for summer

Registration is open for summer middle and high school study-skills courses sponsored by Stressless Tests.

Summer middle school classes are to be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Fridays, July 18-21, and they will be repeated Aug. 1-4. The classes will meet at Burleigh Manor Middle School. The cost is $155 a course.

Summer high school classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Fridays, July 11-14, and they will be repeated Aug. 8-11. The cost is $155 a course.

Classes are limited to 15 students.

Information or registration: Betty Caldwell, 410-740- 4659, or www.Stresslesstest. org.

June camp to focus on tech careers

The Howard County school system's Career and Technology Education Office will offer Career Academies Summer Camp, for current seventh- and eighth-graders interested in learning more about careers in technology, from 8 a.m. to noon June 19 to 23 at the Applications and Research Laboratory, 10920 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Information: Nancy Ralls, 410-313-6629.

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