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UT Martin Somerville Center - Educational Summer Events for Children

Updated: May 5





The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Somerville Center has exciting events in store for the community’s students this summer! The Kid College will take place June 27-30 and the Fayette County's Freshman Flight of Passage will be August 1st and 2nd. Read below for more information including times, classes, and registration fees.


Kid College

UT Martin’s Kid College is open to students from kindergarten through 5th grade. Students will have 4 fantastic fun-filled days where they are able to explore a variety of subjects. They will be rotating through a series of different classes each day, much like they will be doing in secondary school and college. They will be able to explore creative and educational avenues that will stimulate their minds. You never know – you just might have the next Taylor Swift or David Attenborough in your family!



Instructed by Kelly Herman, students will be given an introduction into musical instruments and composition. Their goal is to create an original piece and students will be able to take the stage and perform in front of the class on the very last day.






Students will put on their exploration hats as they read “Mummies in the Morning,” an exciting tale from the popular Magic Tree House book series. Instructors SaraBeth Pulliam and Stephanie Hoskins will take the children back in time for an ancient Egyptian adventure every day with fun activities to go along with the portion of the book read that day.




Lastly, students will get the chance to take a deep dive into native biology here in Fayette County! Professor Richard Rucker will demonstrate how our local fauna and flora adapt to survive our ecosystem. Students will also study local wildlife and examine animal skulls so they can investigate the creature’s diet and habitat.


WHEN: June 27-30 @ 8:30-11:30AM WHERE: UT Martin Somerville Center 214 Lakeview Rd, Somerville, TN 38068 COST: $95 registration fee per child. Includes exclusive t-shirt for attendees

Click here to register - Make sure you have the Somerville tab selected




Fayette County's Freshman Flight of Passage



Another exciting opportunity hosted by UT Martin’s Somerville Center is the Freshman Flight of Passage. Freshman Flight of Passage is a new program being offered at the UTM Somerville Center. This program is for students entering their freshman year of high school. Freshman year can be confusing and challenging, but after attending this guided program students will be equipped with a college preparation roadmap. They will look at the importance of their GPA, ACT Score, and explore different careers. Alex Beene, ACT enthusiast, and Katie Mantooth, career planning and development expert, will be the instructors for this wonderful opportunity. This is a two-day mini camp to jumpstart your student’s mind on college and the career path ahead of them. Seating is extremely limited for this exclusive course. Attendance will be filled on a first come, first serve basis so register your student(s) today!



Click here to Register for the Freshman Flight of Passage!



Learn More

For more information regarding these summer programs, please contact the UT Martin Somerville Center at 901-465-7313.

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