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An NSU student volunteer helps a camper with the bunsen burner. (Photo courtesy of the School of Biological and Physical Sciences.)

NATCHITOCHES, La. – Students ages 9 to14 have been spending their summer at Northwestern State University learning a variety of scientific topics.

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Students learn the anatomy of the heart. (Photo by Timothy Holdiness)

Destination Science is a week-long program that started in 2019 and is led by assistant professor Whitney Golden.

The subjects covered in hands-on labs and lectures are anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, genetics, and natural science. Students also got to get experience flying drones.

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Assistant Professor J.D. Cox gives campers a hands-on lesson on drones. (Photo courtesy of the School of Biological and Physical Science.)

Each student, adorning a white lab coat, has been helped through the week by student volunteers and are learning to discover, question and research.

Christopher Lyles, director of the school of biological and physical sciences, said everyone in the department has worked together to run the camp.

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