FIND Orphy is a collaborative outreach program between Project NEURON and the Orpheum Children's Science Museum. This year, we will host a one week summer camp for elementary students in July 2013 and we regularly host weekend activities for young children at the Orpheum. Descriptions of previous FIND Orphy 2012 events are also available.
Summer Camp 2013
Project NEURON and the Orpheum Children's Science Meusum will run a one week FIND Orphy summer camp starting July 22, 2013. The camp will be held at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, and children attending the camp range in age from kindergarten to 5th grade. Over the course of the week long summer camp, campers will learn about various topics in neuroscience including: basic function of neurons, brain anatomy, cellular regeneration, color perception, circadian rhythms and honeybee behavior.
Between February and August 2013, there will be six FIND Orphy outreach events held at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum from 1pm-3pm on the last Saturday of each month. The events focus on Project NEURON topics of the use of planarians in scientific research on cell regeneration, the structure/function of the brain and neurons, genetics and circadian rhythms, the impact of drugs & toxins on the brain, honeybees as a model organism to study communication, behavior, and genetics, microbiology, and others. Listed below are the dates for the events.
- February 23, 2013 - Foods, drugs, and toxins
- March 30, 2013 - Circadian rhythms and DNA models
- April 27, 2013 - Honeybee behavior and communication
- May 25, 2013 - Vision and color perception
- June 29, 2013 - Glucose and the brain
- July 22, 2013 - No weekend event due to the week long summer camp
- August 31, 2013 - Exploring microbiology
FIND Orphy People
The people who help run the FIND Orphy program in 2013, include members of Project NEURON, The Orpheum Children's Sceince Musuem, and the University of Illinois faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.
- Barbara Hug - Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Donna Korol - Former Associate Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Sonya Darter - Executive Director at Orpheum Children’s Science Museum
- Caitlin Lill - Associate Director at Orpheum Children’s Science Museum
- Katie Hicks - Education Coordinator at Orpheum Children’s Science Museum
- Kristen Talbot - Education Graduate Student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Ting-Yu Wang - Education Graduate Student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign