Oshawa – The United States Embassy in Ottawa and U.S. Consulate in Toronto are pleased to announce support for the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc. for the first-ever Canadian offering of Camp Invention™. The U.S. Public Affairs Office issued a grant to support two one-week elementary school-level non-profit summer enrichment programs in Oshawa and Ottawa this summer.
The 2019 Supercharged™ program runs from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12, at Durham College’s Oshawa campus and is being overseen by four teachers and five counsellors from the Durham District School Board and Durham Catholic District School Board. Campers will learn about ocean navigation and survival skills on a remote island, conduct mock DNA tests on farm animals, and learn how to protect their own intellectual property. At the end of the week, each camper will build their own personal robot and take it home with them.
Members of the media are invited to attend a National Inventors Hall of Fame Reception hosted by Durham College on Wednesday, July 10. Special guests from government and industry will learn about the inaugural Camp Invention™ in Canada from camp educators and participants.
National Inventors Hall of Fame developed the Camp Invention program in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The program provides a unique experience for children to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). National Inventors Hall of Fame (Canada) is the Canadian non-profit organization responsible for introducing NIHF’s ground-breaking innovation ecosystem to young inventors in Canada. For more information about Camp Invention, please visit invent.org/camp.