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PR # 54 October 8, 2008

RVCC CHILDREN?S PROGRAMS SET FOR TEACHER?S CONVENTION

Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division will offer daytime classes for school-age children during the Teacher?s Convention break in November. The following classes will be offered at the College?s North Branch Campus:

Wearable Art: Using stenciling and transfer techniques, students ages 6-12 design wearable art that reflects their own personal style. The class will be held Thursday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $50.

Portrait: Students ages 6-12 learn the skills necessary to create portraits of themselves or others, employing both traditional and unusual materials and approaches. The class will be held Thursday, November 6, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $50.

Multi-Media Painting: Students ages 6-12 investigate different approaches to painting with acrylics, tempera and watercolor. The class will be held Friday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $50.

Fun Making Sculptures: Students ages 6-12 explore construction, form, function and process as they create a work of art, choosing a type of work, subject matter and materials. The class will be held Friday, November 7, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $50.

Mother Earth Meets Mother Nature: Students ages 6-12 investigate the basics of geology and all of the Earth?s forces. Participants create and take home a string of ultraviolet beads and a colorful layered sedimentary tube. The class will be held Thursday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $80.

Crazy Chemistry in Your Kitchen: Students ages 6-12 use common household items to create exothermic reactions, sidewalk chalk and a crystal garden. The class will be held Friday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $80.

Advanced Robotics-?The Ultimate Experience?: Students ages 7-12 build and take home their own robot. They also build a wide assortment of additional robots. The class will be held Thursday, November 6, and Friday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $162.

Lego Star Wars & Motorized Machines: Students ages 7-12 recreate their favorite Star Wars adventure. All students will take home a Lego project. The class will be held Thursday, November 6, and Friday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $162.

Lego with Conceptual Physics with Motorization: Students age 8-9 learn about mechanical advantage using various simple machines built from Lego Technic materials. Students build and take home their own creation with a motorization kit. The class will be held Thursday, November 6, and Friday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $162.

Hazmat Robotic Adventure: Students ages 10-12 learn how to avert a catastrophic explosion as they build a robot and identify the flows so that a pipe can be fixed. Students gain hands-on experience via computer programming. The class will be held Thursday, November 6, and Friday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $162.

Creating Effective Reports with PowerPoint: Students ages 9-12 create imaginative presentations using computer graphics. They also gain confidence about making oral presentations. The class will be held Thursday, November 6, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $70.

Chess I (Newcomers/Beginners): Students ages 7-14 learn the rules of chess and get a quick overview of how to win a chess match. This class is geared toward youngsters who don?t know anything about chess and those who know how to play, but want to improve their skills. The class will be held Thursday, November 6, and Friday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $108.

Chess II (Advanced Beginners): Students ages 7-14 are introduced to checkmating positions, basic opening move ideas and other chess tactics. Participants should already have taken a beginner?s course or have some basic chess playing experience. The class will be held Thursday, November 6, and Friday, November 7, 1-4 p.m. The fee is $108.

Rev up Your Thinking with Puzzles & Games: Students ages 7-14 play such games as Scrabble, charades and Monopoly. The class will be held Thursday, November 6, and Friday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to noon and repeated from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $108 per session.

For more information, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404, or e-mail cce@raritanval.edu . Youth program brochures also can be picked up at the CCE office, located in the lower level of RVCC?s College Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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