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      Heartland kids are thinking backyard science

      The Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department and the Kirksville School District are holding their annual Science Camp this week.

      Some Heartland kids are thinking science this week.

      The Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department and the Kirksville School District are holding their annual Science Camp.

      The camp is taught by Kirksville High School science teachers Karen Keck and Erin McAlvany.

      This year's theme is "Backyard Science." Students from kindergarten through eighth grade will be getting everything hands on to help explain different science concepts from electricity to weather.

      "Our goal is to have them become citizen scientists. We want them out there exploring nature, being comfortable outside, really loving the outdoors. So when they go to school, they're interested in science and something they will carry with them as they move forward," McAlvany said.

      When our camera where there Monday, the kids made bows and arrows to help them learn about the concept of motion.

      The camp runs from now until Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Kirksville High School Pavilion.

      If you want more information about Science Camp, call 660-627-1485.