Science Guy, Big Hit

by Danielle Cotterman on June 29, 2011 at 5:03 am

For local kids Science Week exploded to a finish at Zane State College.

The camp has been in action for three weeks, providing students with hands on interactive science. "Science Guy" Daryl Baines, was the highlight of the program, spending the past three days instructing kids on dissecting cow hearts, robotics, and finally wrapping up the fun-filled week with a presentation.

 "And him jumping right in with the students and explains things on all levels because we don’t just have 8th graders, we have 6th and 7th graders as well, "said Heather Sands, Director of College Access Programs.

Baines performed at the Zanesville City Schools earlier in the year and came highly recommended. His program aims to intrigue students that may not otherwise view science, math, and technology as a future career options.

11th Grader at Zanesville High School, Mathew Thompson said, "I mean science, math, everything pretty much is a part of life. You got to learn it, you got to know it, whether you’re perfect at it, hey it doesn’t really matter."

This was the first time the Science Program was offered. The Muskingum County ‘Y’ teamed up with the College Access Program and Gear-Up to make it all possible.