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Hundreds of BCPS JROTC Cadets Take Part in the 2017 JROTC Cadet Leadership STEM Camp

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
 
WHO:            
Approximately 300 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets, School Board Members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and Elected Officials
 
WHAT:          
School Board Members, Superintendent Runcie and local elected officials spend time visiting with JROTC cadets as the students participate in the annual BCPS JROTC Cadet Leadership STEM Camp.
 
WHERE:        
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
 
WHEN:          
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  (Activities vary throughout the day).

 
WHY:            
JROTC cadets from across the District are participating in the weeklong JROTC Cadet Leadership STEM Camp, which takes place on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Cadets must be recommended by their senior JROTC instructor to participate. Events and activities focus on STEM, team building, leadership training, critical thinking skills and adventure training (Low Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience course, canoeing, rock climbing and water safety/survival training). Students also participate in a pine box derby. 
 
Camp attendees may earn high school and college credits for completing STEM events focused on rocketry; designing and building CO2 Metric Dragsters; and an environmental education and outreach program which showcases the northern Everglades ecology and human influence on the southeast Florida ecosystem. 
 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.
 
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