SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

August 24, 2015 16:32 ET

Human Performance Laboratory opens its doors to kids

University of Calgary grad students and school children share in fun learning experience

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - August 24, 2015) - Biomechanics, the importance of nutrition, how your muscles work, these seem like topics to learn about once you hit the books during the school year. But for hundreds of kids on campus taking part in summer camp, these lessons were part of the fun.

The Human Performance Laboratory in the Faculty of Kinesiology opened its doors to elementary and junior high aged children in July and August for a series of workshops that provided as much of a learning experience for the volunteer kinesiology graduate students who ran them as for the kids who attended.

On Tuesday, August 25, the HPL will by hosting the last of these sessions for the summer. The media is invited to come down to the lab and interview grad students and lab director Walter Herzog about the experience.

WHAT:
Kids learning about Kinesiology

WHEN:
August 25, 2015 - 10:30 a.m. MT

WHERE:
Human Performance Lab in Kinesiology building B by the link to MacEwan Student Centre

WHO:
Walter Herzog, director of the Human Performance Laboratory, kinesiology graduate students

PHOTO OP:
School age children taking part in fun activities using Human Performance Lab equipment

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The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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