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SUNY Canton Hosts ‘Edge on Science’ Stargazing, Bridge and Rocket Opportunities

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Students building a bridge

SUNY Canton will be hosting a science enthusiast who will help children explore astronomy, bridge design and rockets.

Edge on Science will be holding a stargazing session from 7 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, on the field in front of SUNY Canton near the water tower. The event is free and open to the public.

Additionally, the same organization will be offering bridge building camp July 6 to 10 and summer rocket camp from. July 13 to 17. Each camp will run daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The programs are designed for children ages 10 to 14. Camp Director John Aviste said middle school children are exactly the right age to take an interest in science and technology.

“I really enjoy offering students an immersive experience,” Aviste said. “SUNY Canton is a great place to hold camp because the college already has a focus on hands-on learning.”

The bridge building camp allows students the opportunity to engineer and build a model bridge. At the rocket camp, students build and test their own rockets.

The camps include hands-on activities and real-life challenges. Each camp emphasizes teamwork, creativity and imaginative thinking. On the fifth and final day of the rocket camp, family and friends are welcome to come and watch a rocket launch.

Student launching a rocket

Both camps are limited to 14 children. Parents can register their child online at The cost is $260 per student for each camp.

For more information, call Aviste at (315) 773-5673 or email


About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.