AROUND TOWN: North Light Campers Made Clouds on a Sunny Day

Jul 03, 2014 0 comments
AROUND TOWN: North Light Campers Made Clouds on a Sunny Day
The three to five year olds in North Light Community Center’s summer camp did their first water activity with Melena Murphy, the Environmental Educator from the Fairmount Water Works. The environmental education curriculum for camp’s theme of “Water, Water, Everywhere!” is supported by the Green Schools, Clean Waters Initiative of the Philadelphia Water Department, “Understanding the Urban Watershed.” Assistance with the lesson came from Kim Wood, Project Manager for Destination Schuylkill River.

While learning about cumulus clouds, the children used pipettes to drop food coloring onto their “clouds” of shaving cream in beakers and watched how it disbursed, an example of water being absorbed through clouds, resulting in a “rainstorm” in the jars. The activity was part of an overall discussion of the water cycle. Campers will learn more about the cycle when they go on a field trip to the Fairmount Water Works next week.

There’s still time to enroll your children in North Light’s summer camp and be part of the fun for the next seven weeks. Call John Jacobs at 215-483-4800, x108 for all the information.

North Light Community Center is a multi-service, community based non-profit organization located at 175 Green Lane. Founded in 1936, North Light’s mission is to enable people of all ages and abilities in our communities, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive and responsible citizens through initiatives that support and enrich children, teens, and families. North Light’s vision is to support and strengthen our diverse neighborhoods by meeting the evolving needs of individuals and families, working to develop the whole person from educating to providing sustenance, and thus, cultivate a vibrant community. Current services include year-round licensed childcare for school age children, tutoring, youth development programs, arts and recreation, emergency supports, parenting workshops, teen employment, and neighborhood access to technology.
For additional information about North Light’s programs and services, visit or call 215-483-4800.

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