May 21, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Pacific Beach Hotel
Linda Collard, Executive Director

Michael Richards

Science Camps of America, a Hawaii-based 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, offers fun, outstanding opportunities for teens to immerse themselves in hands-on science education in a summer camp setting and aims to bring those opportunities to as many young adults as possible. Science Camps holds two overnight camp sessions on the Big Island, Land & Sea/Air & Space, for teens entering grades 8–12. A limited amount of financial aid is available and contributions from the public to the Science Camp Scholarship Fund are welcomed. To help out or to learn more about Science Camps of America, visit ScienceCampsAmerica.com.

After being in the technology industry for 30 years, Michael Richards, camp founder and executive director, sold his local software company in 2010 to start Science Camps of America. He tapped his former geology teacher, Dr. Floyd McCoy, to be the nonprofit’s director of education and help create the camp’s curriculum. McCoy, a Big Island native, is a professor of geology and oceanography at Windward Community College. McCoy is a highly regarded scientist and educator and has appeared on specials for National Geographic, BBC, TLC, NBC and Discovery.