“Grow Our Own” Camp
Middle school students from Starke County enjoyed several days on the campus of Purdue University North Central exploring science and related healthcare careers.
They learned about anatomy and forensic science in a mock crime scene investigation. Students visited the nursing lab and examined patient simulators. They participated in a fake outbreak situation and had to determine where the disease originated. They also learned about components in blood, bacteria and microbiology. On the last day of the program students got to go to Starke Memorial Hospital where they met several Health Care Professionals. They toured the facility and learned about the different departments within the hospital. They participated in hands-on activities related to healthcare such as germs and the importance of hand washing as well as how to use stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs.
High School students interested in dentistry attended our 3 day summer camp held at Indiana University Northwest. They learned about careers in dental assisting, dental hygiene and what is required to become a dentist. Students engaged in hands-on activities related to these fields, had their teeth cleaned by the dental hygiene students, and visited dental offices to shadow the dentists as they worked.