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Elementary Children Head To (Kids') College

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School might be out but Kids' College is in.

Is there any better way to learn, than to do?

That's instructor Brandon Mullins theory.

"That's the only way to learn in my classroom," said Mullins. "If you're not getting your hands dirty, you're doing something wrong."

"It's really cool having to come out here and doing stuff like this you usually don't get to do," said Ella Michael, a fourth grader. 

This Marine Science course is part of Gulf Coast State College's Kids' College, a program that's in it's sixth year at the school, and serves to give children insight into different careers as well as keep their minds engaged throughout the Summer.

"We're at Kid College and today is the day of dance," said upcoming fifth grader, Tia Eckles.

Inside is the Davinchi to Shakesphere course, which is teaching kids about the fine arts.

"Some students are never introduced or get the chance to participate and have education in it [fine arts]," said Melissa Stockwell, an instructor. "So they get to explore the different parts of the arts. They may know they like to sing, but they may not know they like to move so they get to try different parts."

Whether it's exploring their nautical side or getting in touch with their artistic one, it's a learning experience that's proving to be a fun one.

"I think it's really fun and a blast to be out here," said Nixon Erbe.

There's another Kids' College course that is brand new this year. 

Beginning next month, those ages 10 through 14 can participate in Junior CSI training. You must submit an application and be selected to participate. To fill out the application or learn more information, click here.