Oceanography

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

Registration Begins May 4 — Space is Limited

Who:
Montgomery 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:
GSK Science in the Summer™ program will teach Montgomery County students the basics of Oceanography. Through hands-on activities, students will learn about the underwater environment and that it is teeming with life. Young scientists will observe microscopic sea life, such as plankton, using microviewers and magnifying glasses. Students will examine and touch seashells, sponges, corals, sea stars and other animals found in the ocean — even real shark teeth!

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 Montgomery County Libraries begins May 4, 2015.

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™
Montgomery County Course Dates & Times:

In Montgomery County, most GSK Science in the Summer courses consist of two-hour sessions that occur across two days. Unless otherwise stated, class times for two-day courses are:

Level I: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (morning class) and
Level II: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (afternoon class)



 
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Abington Free Library
1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA, 19001
Phone number: (215) 885-5180, ext. 28
Course Dates: June 29 - July 2 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 9:45 am-10:45 am or 1:00 pm-2:00 pm;
Level II: 11:00-12:00 pm or 2:15-3:15 pm

Bala Cynwyd Library
131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004
Phone number: (610) 664-1196
Course Dates: July 27-30 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-11:00 am;
Level II: 11:15 am-12:15 pm

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Belmont Hills Public Library
120 Mary Watersford Rd., Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004
Phone number: (610) 664-8427
Course Dates: July 13-16 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 1:45 pm-2:45 pm;
Level II: 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Conshohocken Free Library
301 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA, 19428
Phone number: (610) 825-1656
Course Dates: July 27-30 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 1:45 pm-2:45 pm;
Level II: 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

 
 

East Chelenham Free Library
400 Myrtle Ave.
Cheltemham, PA 19012
Phone number: (215) 379-2077
Course Dates: July 13-14 (two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Elkins Park Free Library
563 East Church Rd., Elkins Park, PA, 19027
Phone number: (215) 635-5000
Course Dates: July 29-30 (two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

 
 

Free Library of Springfield Township
1600 Paper Mill Rd., Wyndmoor, PA, 19038
Phone number: (215) 836-5300
Course Dates: June 29 - July 2 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 1:30 pm-2:30 pm;
Level II: 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Gladwyne Free Library
362 Richters Mill Rd.
Gladwyne, PA 19035
Phone number: (610) 642-3957
Course Dates: July 13-16 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-11:00 am;
Level II: 11:15 am-12:15 pm

 
 

Glenside Free Library
215 S. Keswick Ave., Glenside, PA, 19038
Phone number: (215) 885-0455
Course Dates: July 22-23 (Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Horsham Township Library
435 Babylon Road, Horsham, PA, 19044
Phone number: (215) 443-2609
Course Dates: July 22-23 (Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

 
 

Huntingdon Valley Library
625 Red Lion Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA, 19006
Phone number: (215) 947-5138
Course Dates: July 20-21 (Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Indian Valley Public LIbrary
100 E. Church Ave., Telford, PA 18969
Phone number: (215) 723-9109
Course Dates: July 13-16 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-11:00 am or 1:00 pm-2:00 pm;
Level II: 11:15 am-12:15 pm or 2:15 pm-3:15 pm

 
 

Jenkintown Public Library
460 York Rd., Jenkintown, PA, 19046
Phone number: (215) 884-0593
Course Dates: July 27-28 (Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Lansdale Public Library
301 Vine St., Lansdale, PA, 19446
Phone number: (215) 855-3228
Course Dates: July 22-23 (Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

 
 

Lower Providence Community Library
50 Parklane Drive, Eagleville, PA, 19403
Phone number: (610) 666-6640
Course Dates: July 6-9 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-11:00 am or 1:00 pm-2:00 pm;
Level II: 11:15 am-12:15 pm or 2:15 pm-3:15 pm

Ludington Public Library
5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010
Phone number: (610) 525-1776
Course Dates: July 27-28 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-11:00 am or 1:00 pm-2:00 pm;
Level II: 11:15am-12:15 pm or 2:15 pm-3:15 pm

 
 

Montgomery-Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street, Norristown, PA, 19401
Phone number: (610) 278-5100
Course Dates: July 8-9 and July 20-21(Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Narberth Community Library
80 Windsor Avenue, Narberth, PA, 19072
Phone number: (610) 664-2878
Course Dates: July 20-21 (Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

 
 

North Wales Area Library
233 South Swartley Street, North Wales, PA, 19454
Phone number: (215) 699-5410
Course Dates: July 13-16 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-11:00 am or 1:00 pm-2:00 pm;
Level II: 11:00 am-12:00 pm or 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Perkiomen Valley Library at Schwenksville
290 Second Street, Schwenksville, PA, 19473
Phone number: (610) 287-8360
Course Dates: July 6-7 (Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

 
 

Pottstown Regional Public Library
500 E. High St., Pottstown, PA, 19464
Phone number: (610) 970-6552
Course Dates: July 6-9 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-11:00 am or 1:00 pm-2:00 pm;
Level II: 11:00 am-12:00 pm or 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Royersford Free Library
200 S. Fourth Ave., Royersford, PA, 19468
Phone number: (610) 948-7277
Course Dates: June 22-23 or July 27-28 (Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

 
 

Union Library of Hatboro
243 South York Road, Hatboro, PA, 19040
Phone number: (215) 672-1420
Course Dates: June 22-25 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-11:00 am;
Level II: 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Upper Dublin Public Library
805 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Washington, PA, 19034
Phone number: (215) 628-8744
Course Dates: June 22-23 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-11:00 am;
Level II: 11:15 am-12:15 pm

 
 

Upper Merion Township Library
175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA, 19406
Phone number: (610) 265-4806
Course Dates: July 13-16 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 9:45 am-10:45 am or 12:45 pm-1:45 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Upper Moreland Free Library
109 Park Ave., Willow Grove, PA, 19090
Phone number: (215) 659-0741
Course Dates: July 20-23 (Four-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-11:00 am or 1:00 pm-2:00 pm;
Level II: 11:15 am-12:15 pm or 2:15 pm-3:15 pm

 
 

Upper Perkiomen Valley Library
350 Main Street, Red Hill, PA, 18076
Phone number: (215) 679-2020
Course Dates: July 6-7 (Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

William Jeanes Memorial Library
4051 Joshua Rd.
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Contact: (610) 828-0441
Course Dates: July 15-16 (Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

 
 

Wissahickon Valley Public Library - Ambler Branch
209 Race St., Ambler, PA, 19002
Phone number: (215) 646-1072
Course Dates: July 8-9 (Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Wissahickon Valley Public Library - Blue Bell
650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA, 19422
Phone number: (215) 643-1320
Course Dates: June 29-30 (Two-day sessions)
Course Times: Level I: 10:00 am-12:00 pm;
Level II: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

 

 

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