High school art and science students will come to the Freed-Hardeman University campus June 17-22 for the second annual QUEST (Question, Understand, Explore, Solve, Think). This year’s activities will focus on “Myth versus Reality.”
Students choosing the science QUEST will become “myth busters,” challenging popular myths by applying the scientific method. They will participate in an outdoor survival day, build and manipulate robots, explore myths about health and the human body, and look at myths related to chemistry.
Art students will look into truth and reality in art. They will construct mythological creatures that make noise from clay, explore alternative darkroom processes, experience the magic of Polaroid photography, and exhibit their work in the art gallery.
The groups will come together in the evenings for joint activities. Highlights of the week will include the QUEST Olympics on Sunday; learning about story telling from Chara Watson, Monday; making mythological creatures out of recycled materials, Tuesday; and the BanQUEST and awards ceremony followed by cock roach racing and carnival games in the Commons, Thursday.
QUEST was begun last year as an interdisciplinary academic camp for students in grades 9-11. For additional information, go to www.fhu.edu/quest
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