NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, added five videos in the "Science Behind The News" series, produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation. The five are Predictive Policing, Impacts on Jupiter, Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Bio-Inspired Materials and Quantum Computers. The collection of 12 videos is available free to teachers and students at http://NBCLearn.com.
GRANTS AVAILABLE: The Active Schools Acceleration Project will award $1,000 grants to 1,000 elementary schools to support physical activity in school. For more, go to www.activeschoolsasap.org/node/170.
RECORDING ARTS CAMPS: Modesto Sound will hold Recording Arts Music Camps for kids ages 8 to 18 April 1 to 6, June 10 to 15 and July 8 to 13. Camps meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Modesto Sound facility at Gregori High School, Building B. Campers will take field trips to radio stations and music venues, run the sound for area bands, create and perform an original song with producer Lucky Lew, and finish with a free public concert from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday of their camp week. Cost is $175 for the week. The camps as well as internships and after-school activities at Gregori are subsidized by the Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation, Wells Fargo and US Bank. For more, go to http://modestosound.org/camp or call (209) 573-0533.
ART & MUSIC CAMPS: The Gallo Center for the Arts will launch its first summer camp for children in June. Dubbed "Creation Station," it will have a music campJune 10 to 14 and an art camp June 17 to 21. Registrations are being accepted. The cost per child for the music or art camps is $175, which includes supplies, snacks and T-shirt. Scholarships are available. For more, go to http://GalloArts.org or the Gallo Center ticket office,1000 I St. The camps will have separate sessions for children entering first through third grade in the fall and those going into fourth through sixth grades. Music camp, taught by Ginger Colla and Debra One, will include singing, creative movement, folk dance, rhythm and melodic percussion, crafts such as maracas, African masks and drum making, and focused music listening and appreciation. The art camp is coordinated by Amy Vickery. Activities include the study and use of painting techniques, illustration for books and poems, urban mural art, sculpture and food art.