Bioscience

Put your goggles on! GSK Science in the Summer™ brings
Bioscience to elementary students at Bucks County libraries

Registration Begins May 4 — Space is Limited

Register Online

Who:
Bucks County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend GSK Science in the Summer™, a free, hands-on enrichment program that makes learning about science fun. Sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute in partnership with local libraries, the experiment-oriented courses are taught by certified teachers to classes of 16 students in two age groups: children entering second and third grades (Level I), and children entering fourth through sixth grades (Level II).

What:
The GSK Science in the Summer™ program will introduce Bucks County students to the world of Bioscience. Students will learn about cells, the building blocks of life, by examining plants and animals up close using a microscope. They will dissect flowers and learn how to avoid getting sick by stopping the spread of bacteria in its tracks!

Why:
GSK Science in the Summer™ opens young minds to the world of science and fosters a life-long appreciation of learning. Now in its 29th year, GSK Science in the Summer™ encourages elementary students to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning through hands-on activities and stimulating coursework. More than 125,000 students from the Greater Philadelphia Area have participated in GSK Science in the Summer since its inception.

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Registration for all Bucks County Libraries begins May 4, 2015 at noon.

Special note: For the first time, registration for GSK Science in the Summer™ in the Greater Philadelphia Area is online! To register, you must have a valid email address, which you can create for free through a variety of websites, such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail. Use your home computer or visit your local library to use the public computers to complete the online registration. Registration opens May 4 at noon and will be processed in the order they are received.

See below for library locations, course dates and library phone numbers.

2015 GSK Science in the Summer™
Bucks County Course Dates & Times:

In Bucks County, GSK Science in the Summer™ consists of four one-hour sessions that occur across four days. Unless otherwise noted, class times are:

Level I: 10:00 – 11:00 am (morning class) or 1:00 – 2:00 pm (afternoon class)
Level II: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm (morning class) or 2:15 – 3:15 pm (afternoon class)



 

Bensalem Branch, Bucks County Free Library
3700 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA, 19020
Phone number: (215) 638-2030
Course Dates: July 13-16
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

Doylestown District Center Library, Bucks County Free Library
150 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA, 18901
Phone number: (215) 348-9081
Course Dates: June 22-25 and June 29-July 2
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

 
 

Fallsington Library
139 Yardley Ave. Fallsington, PA, 19054
Phone number: (215) 295-4449
Course Dates: July 6-9
Course Times: See above, afternoon classes only

Free Library of New Hope and Solebury
93 West Ferry St., New Hope, PA, 18938
Phone number: (215) 862-2330
Course Dates: July 20-23
Course Times: Level 1: 10:15-11:15 am &
Level II: 11:30-12:30 pm

 
 

Free Library of Northampton Township Richboro
25 Upper Holland Road, Richboro, PA, 18954
Phone number: (215) 357-3050
Course Dates: July 13-16
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

Langhorne (Pennwood) Branch, Bucks County Free Library
301 South Pine St. Rte. 413, Langhorne, PA, 19047
Phone number: (215) 757-2510
Course Dates: June 29 - July 2
Course Times: See above, morning clases only

 
 

Levittown Branch, Bucks County Free Library
7311 New Falls Road
Government Services Complex, Levittown, PA, 19055
Phone number: (215) 949-2324
Course Dates: July 20-23
Course Times: Level I: 10:15-11:15 am or 1:15-2:15 pm
& Level II: 11:30-12:30 pm or 2:30-3:30 pm

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library
680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA, 19007
Phone number: (215) 788-7891
Course Dates: June 29 - July 2
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

 
 

Morrisville Free Library
300 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Morrisville, PA 19067
Phone number: (215) 295-4850
Course Dates: July 6-9
Course Times: See above, morning classes only

Perkasie (Pierce) Branch, Bucks County Free Library
491 Arthur Ave., Perkasie, PA, 18944
Phone number: (215) 257-9718
Course Dates: July 13-16
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

 
 

Quakertown (Michener) Branch, Bucks County Free Library
401 West Mill Street, Quakertown, PA, 18951
Phone number: (215) 536-3306
Course Dates: July 6-9
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

Riegelsville Public Library
615 Easton Rd., P.O. Box 65, Riegelsville, PA, 18077
Phone number: (610) 749-2357
Course Dates: June 29-30
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm  &
Level II: 1:00-3:00 pm

 
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Southampton Free Library
947 Street Road, Southampton, PA, 18966
Phone number: (215) 322-1415
Course Dates: July 27-30
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

Township Library of Lower Southampton, Feasterville
1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville , PA, 19053
Phone number: (215) 355-1183
Course Dates: July 6-9
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

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Village Library of Wrightstown
727 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA, 18940
Phone number: (215) 598-3322
Course Dates: July 6-9
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

Warminster Township Free Library
1076 Emma Lane, Log College Complex, Warminster, PA, 18974
Phone number: (215) 672-4362
Course Dates: July 13-16
Course Times: See above, morning classes only

 
 

Yardley-Makefield Branch, Bucks County Free Library
1080 Edgewood Rd., Yardley, PA, 19067
Phone number: (215) 493-9020
Course Dates: June 29 - July 2
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

 

 
 

For more information, contact your local library at the phone number listed above.

 

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