Robert Crown Center launches Body Trek program at NCC
From Submitted report July 16, 2012 6:50PM
Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel visits the Robert Crown Center for Health Education’s “Body Trek” summer camp that continues through July 19. The camp expanded to a science lab at North Central College to accommodate Naperville-area students interested in taking a journey through the human body. | Submitted
Updated: August 19, 2012 6:11AM
This week, the Robert Crown Center for Health Education introduced Naperville to its “Body Trek” summer camp.
The center, which more than 80,000 young people and adults from eight counties have taken part in its programs each year, expanded to a science lab at North Central College. The program has been operating in Hinsdale for 10 years.
Body Trek is a two-weeklong science camp designed to give students in grades five through eight an in-depth exploration of anatomy and an overview of health and science careers. Campers visit hospital operating rooms and learn through dissecting animal organs, including the brain, eye, heart and lungs. “Body Trek” is led by educator David Bedney and other health professionals.
“We are so grateful to the Robert Crown Center for bringing a new learning opportunity to Naperville youth,” Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel said in a press release. “This is a wonderful, hands-on experience that allows children to learn more about an area of interest that may become their chosen career someday. They really get the chance to learn more about anatomy, health and science through activities that bring these concepts to life.”
More than 5 million students have learned from RCC’s science-based programs on healthy eating, puberty, human reproduction, tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse prevention. Visit www.robertcrown.org to learn more about Body Trek or other health education opportunities.