(Provided Photo) (Osgood, IN) – Genesis: Pathways to Success enjoyed its second strong week of A Summer of STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) programming as they welcomed Nine13sports and their Mobile Bike Lab to the Osgood Trails for the June session of Kids Building Bikes Camp.
Six campers from across Southeastern Indiana spent four days (June 5-8) learning about the history, safety, mechanics, and techniques of bicycles and subsequently applied their acquired knowledge by assembling and riding their own bikes.
Attendees were given the opportunity to learn from, and work alongside, the staff of Nine13sports to construct their own bicycles from custom kits.
From learning about the invention of the bicycle to changing tires and installing parts, campers received comprehensive hands-on instruction regarding the safe operation and proper maintenance of a bicycle.
This holistic approach emphasized the importance of understanding the creation of a product from start to finish, demonstrating that a complete knowledge of the history and mechanics involved in a project is essential to building a diverse skill set.
Campers learned essential skills in tool safety, bicycle repair and part installation, proper tool and equipment use, and the importance of the bike in influencing the history of transportation.
On top of this, campers were able to ride their bikes after assembly on the last day of camp.When asked about his favorite part of the camp, Max Morack, an incoming 8th-grade student at South Ripley Junior High School, said, “Putting together the bike! By putting together your own bike, you can […]