To the editor:

To the editor:

This past summer, the Dublin community welcomed a terrific educational opportunity, the Camp Invention program, into Olde Sawmill and Pinney elementary schools. At Camp Invention, children in first through sixth grade were exposed to hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum that I am sure will prepare them for a lifetime of learning. The program focuses on science, math, technology and the arts, but it does so much more. It challenges children to think creatively about problems and challenges, to be leaders and to be entrepreneurs.

Camp Invention is a program of Invent Now Kids Inc., a subsidiary of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation. Our mission is to create and foster curiosity in science and channel that curiosity into creative problem solving through open-ended discovery. Whether learning and playing inside or out, the lessons taught during the Camp Invention program will impact these participants for years to come.

I look forward to bringing Camp Invention back to the children of the community next year as we implement new curriculum and along with it, another great learning opportunity. As we hear more about the approaching tough economic times, I cannot think of a better investment than that of children -- they will be the future leaders and inventors of this world, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to foster that passion.

Thank you again to the community, local families and especially the children who attended the Camp Invention program.

I look forward to working with you again very soon.

Lori Byrne

Regional program manager

Invent Now Kids Inc.