Still time to apply for OSU's STEAM camps

Misty Farber

Week of June 9-15

The Osage Nation Farmers Market Nutrition Program has scheduled several drive-through markets this month around Osage County to provide seniors with vouchers and produce. Seniors 55-plus are eligible to pick up their vouchers and produce at any of the locations throughout Osage County.

The Barnsdall drive-through market is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Barnsdall Community Center. Vouchers can be used at various locations, including a Barnsdall location at 13687 State Hwy 11. The local farmers market is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information regarding the vouchers and farmers markets, please call 918-287-5454. 

Tri-County Technology Center offers a monthly group, Canvas Paint Party, taught by Elaine Wilson at the Pawhuska Business Development Center. The cost of the class is $40 and includes all the art supplies you need to paint a masterpiece. Each month will center around a theme that each artist will paint on their canvas. The next Canvas Paint Party is scheduled for June 15 and will center around the theme, "Paint the Fourth of July." For questions about enrollment, contact Jean Sanders at 918-331-3250. 

If you are still planning activities for the kids this summer, you may not have to go too far. Woolaroc has scheduled Kids Fest for July 26 and 27. Kids Fest includes arts and crafts, various games, music, and inflatables for kids of all age groups. The cost of admission is $14 for adults, and kids 12 and younger are admitted for free. 

There is still time to sign up and plan to attend Oklahoma State University's College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology STEAM camps this summer for students from sixth through 12th grades. The camps will allow students to learn about all the various engineering, architecture, and technology disciplines.

The cost and dates of the camps vary depending on the specific program. To learn more about the camps and to register online, go to bit.ly/3x6a3rp. For questions, call Jake Akin at 405-744-3920 or email ceat.recruitment@oksate.edu. Below is the list of camps, dates, age groups, and registration costs. 

Grades 8-12: 

Fire Protection -- July 19-23, Price is $499;

Engineering Discovery for Girls -- July 19-23, Price is $399.

Grades 6-8:

Engineering Exploration -- July 7-8, Price is $100;

Robotics Adventure -- July 26-28, Price is $75.

Students who are enrolled members of the Osage Nation can apply for the STAR scholarship to help pay the cost to attend summer camps. Students must meet the academic and eligibility requirements to apply. For questions or to obtain an application, please email education@osagenation-nsn.gov or call 918-287-5300. 

There is still time to register for the last ACT exam of the summer scheduled for July 17. Registration is due June 18, and the cost of the ACT is $55. The ACT is an entrance exam used by colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. To register for the ACT, go to www.act.org. As a reminder, Osage Nation students are eligible to apply for an ACT fee waiver by completing a CEAT application. 

Community Events:

June 15

Canvas Paint Party, 6 p.m.

Mobile Food Pantry at LFWC, 11a.m. to noon

June 19

Shirley Cook Memorial Food Bank, 10 a.m. to noon