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New holiday hands-on science set at Edison, Ford Estates

December 6, 2010
Lehigh Acres Citizen

During the upcoming Christmas holiday school vacations the Edison & Ford Winter Estates will offer new programs for children grades K 6th. The Holiday Hands-On Science camps are a great opportunity for parents to prepare for the holidays, while campers have fun engaging in holiday science, art and history with the Estates Wild Wizard, says Chris Pendleton, president and CEP of the Estates.

The Estates Holiday Hands-On Science schedule includes:

Holiday Magic & Science - December 20 22, 9 to 4 p.m.

Take a trip to the past and learn how the Edison and Ford families celebrated the holidays. Participants will make unique presents, cards, decorations, test toys and invent games as well as prepare for a blizzard while making snow cones, and engage in holiday science experiments. On December 22, each hour, students will enjoy a different cultural New Year celebration from around the world. Cost: three days: Estates Members $100, non members $115; one day: Estates Members $50, non members $55.

Spring into Science April 25 29, 2011, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will go through the spectrum of science as they explore everything from plants and insects to slime and energy. Students will become scientific explorers, racing to identify botanicals from around the world, grow their own mini gardens, as well as learn about light using both sides of their brains to create colorful sun catchers, paper flowers and much more. Cost: Estates Members $200; non members $230

Registration is required. To register call the Estates Education Department at 239-334-7419. All camps are based on Florida Sunshine State Standards.

The Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Estates is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of "Save America's Treasures" at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site, Pendleton said. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at



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