BLAST off with ATHENAS Blended Saturday Science Program: April 9, 2022

BLAST off with ATHENAS is about rockets, ballistas and other types of blasting motion. We will explore how air moves and how chemical reactions power engines and propel objects. This program uses teamwork-based approaches to conduct experiments and to engage all participants in these fun science-based activities.

Face masks are required.

Registration for the April 9, 2022, session, BLAST off with ATHENAS, is now open and will remain open until March 26 (unless registration fills up before). If you have any problems registering online or need to register a group of participants, please contact the Office for Community Partnerships at 740-427-5419 or

Please note: To be eligible to attend, the participant must be currently enrolled in 6th or 7th grade, or equivalent.

This free program begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. (with lunch provided). Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. and take place at the Urton Clock House at Ariel Foundation Park, 10 Pittsburgh Avenue, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Participants can be picked up promptly at 2 p.m. in the same location. The event will be held at the  Knox County Foundation Pavilion.


ATHENAS Saturday Science Program

The ATHENAS Saturday science program is for middle school girls and aims to heighten their experiences near and around science. 

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BLAST Saturday Science Program

The BLAST Saturday science program is for middle school boys where they learn about science together and have a blast! 

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Open Doors College Preparation Program

The Kenyon Open Doors College Prep Program empowers students of all backgrounds to achieve at the highest level in preparation for college entry through ACT/SAT preparation. From September to April, this course engages middle school and high school students in classes that emphasize goal setting, small-group learning, and an individualized approach.

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