Genetics

School may be out, but science is in! GSK Science in the Summer™ brings
genetics to elementary students at Delaware County libraries

Registration Begins May 1 — Space is Limited

Who:
Delaware County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend GSK Science in the Summer™. This free and fun experiment-oriented program is taught by certified teachers to groups of 16 students in two age groups: children entering second and third grades (Level I) and children entering fourth through sixth grades (Level II). GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GSK in partnership with The Franklin Institute and local libraries.

What:
The GSK Science in the Summer™ program will introduce Delaware County students to the wonders of Genetics with interesting investigations that teach about human chromosomes and genes. Students will build a cell, extract DNA from a strawberry, examine their fingerprints, and construct a DNA molecule.

In Delaware County, GSK Science in the Summer™ consists of two morning sessions and two afternoon sessions that occur across four days. Class times are Level I: 10:00-11:00 am or 1:00-2:00 pm, and Level II: 11:00 am-noon or 2:00-3:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Two-day sessions are held from 10:00 am-noon (Level I) and 1:00-3:00 pm (Level II).

Why:
Now in its 28th year, GSK Science in the Summer™ opens young minds to the world of science and fosters a life-long appreciation of learning. More than 120,000 students from the Greater Philadelphia Area have participated in GSK Science in the Summer since its inception.

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Registration Information

Registration for all Delaware County Libraries begins May 1, 2014

Parents must register in person at the library they wish their child to attend. Students are selected to participate through a lottery. See below for registration and course dates and library phone numbers.

2014 GSK Science in the Summer™
Delaware County Registration & Course Dates


 
 

Aston Public Library
3270 Concord Rd., Aston, PA, 19104
Phone number: (610) 494-5877
Course Dates: July 7-10 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)

Folcroft Public Library
1725 Delmar Dr., Folcroft, PA, 19032
Phone number: (610) 586-1690
Course Dates: July 21-24 (morning only, Levels I & II)

 
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Helen Kate Furness Free Library
100 N. Providence Rd., Wallingford, PA, 19086
Phone number: (610) 566-9331
Course Dates: July 21-24 (morning only, Levels I & II)

Glenolden Library
211 S. Llanwellyn Ave., Glenolden, PA, 19036
Phone number: (610) 583-1010
Course Dates: July 28-29 (Two day session, Levels I & II)

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Haverford Township Free Library
1601 Darby Rd., Havertown, PA, 19083
Phone number: (610) 446-3082
Course Dates: June 30-July 1
(Two day session, Levels I & II) and
July 2-3 (Two day session, Levels I & II)

Lansdowne Public Library
55 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, PA, 19050
Phone number: (610) 623-0239
Course Dates: July 30-31 (Two day session, Levels I & II)

 
 

Marple Public Library
2599 Sproul Road, Broomall, PA, 19008
Phone number: (610) 356-1510
Course Dates: July 7-10 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)

Media Upper-Providence Library
1 E. Front St., Media, PA, 19063
Phone number: (610) 566-1918
Course Dates: July 7-8 (Two day session, Levels I & II)

 
 

Middletown Free Library
21 N. Pennell Rd., Lima, PA, 19037
Phone number: (610) 566-7828
Course Dates: July 21-24 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)

Newtown Public Library
201 Bishop Hollow Rd., Newtown Square, PA,19073
Phone number: (610) 353-1022
Course Dates: July 21-24 (afternoon only, Levels I & II)

 
 

Norwood Public Library
513 Welcome Ave., Norwood, PA, 19074
Phone number: (610) 534-0693
Course Dates: July 21-24 (afternoon only, Levels I & II)

Prospect Park Library
720 Maryland Ave., Prospect Park, PA, 19076
Phone number: (610) 532-4643
Course Dates: July 28-31 (morning only, Levels I & II)

 
 

Memorial Library of Radnor Township
114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA, 19087
Phone number: 610-687-1124
Course Dates: July 14-17 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)

Rachel Kohl Community Library
687 Smithbridge Rd.
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone number: (610) 358-3445
Course Dates: July 7-10 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)

 
 

Ridley Park Public Library
107 E. Ward Street, Ridley Park, PA, 19078
Phone number: (610) 583-7207
Course Dates: July 28-31 (morning only, Levels I & II)

Ridley Township Public Library
100 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom, PA, 19033
Phone number: (610) 583-0593
Course Dates: July 14-15 (Two day session, Levels
I & II) and July 16-17 (Two day session, Levels I & II)

 
 

Sharon Hill Public Library
246 Sharon Ave., Sharon Hill, PA, 19079
Phone number: (610) 586-3993
Course Dates: July 14-17 (morning only, Levels I & II)

Springfield Township Library
70 Powell Road, Springfield, PA, 19064
Phone number: (610) 543-2113
Course Dates: July 14-17 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)

 
 

Swarthmore Public Library
121 Park Ave., Swarthmore, PA, 19081
Phone number: (610) 543-0436
Course Dates: July 28-31 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)

Tinicum Public Library
620 Seneca St., Essington, PA, 19029
Phone number: (610) 521-9344
Course Dates: July 28-31 (afternoon only, Levels I & II)

 
 

Upper Darby/Municipal
501 Bywood Ave., Upper Darby, PA, 19082
Phone number: (610) 734-7649
Course Dates: July 7-8 (Two day session, Levels I & II)

Upper Darby/Primos
409 Ashland Avenue, Primos, PA, 19018
Phone number: (610) 622-8091
Course Dates: July 9-10 (Two day session, Levels I & II)

 
 

Upper Darby/Sellers
76 South State Rd., Upper Darby, PA, 19082
Phone number: (610) 789-4440
Course Dates: June 30-July 1 (Two day session, Levels I & II)
and July 2-3 (Two day session, Levels I & II)

Yeadon Public Library
809 Longacre Blvd., Yeadon, PA, 19050
Phone number: (610) 623-4090
Course Dates: July 14-17 (afternoon only, Levels I & II)

 
 

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

 

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