Salem Community College Hosts 20th Annual Kids Inquiry Conference

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CARNEYS POINT, N.J. -

Kids in Salem County got to explore the world of science in a fun creative way.

On Thursday, January 10th, Salem Community College hosted the 20th annual Kids Inquiry Conference (KIC), inviting more than 900 first through fifth-grade students to take part in hands-on science activities throughout the day.

For the first time in its 20 year history, the KIC event also welcomed volunteers from Camp Edge, a program of Ranch Hope, to conduct fun team building exercises with the students.

Officials say the event is a great way to get kids interested in science at a young age and show them that when you work together you can accomplish anything.

"They're just experiencing science and experiencing problem-solving," said Founder of Kids Inquiry Conference, Pam Halterchew. "Knowing that it doesn't always work out the way it's supposed to, so what's Plan B, and how do you tweak what you just did to make it better and there's no failure, it's an experience."

The kids even got to take a little dance party break between their learning and team building exercises.

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