Paul middle school students participate in drone camp

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(KMVT/KSVT) — Friday students at West Minico Middle School wrapped up a week-long drone camp.

On the last day of the camp, a team from PCS Edventures — a Boise-based STEM education company, assisted the students and gave demos, letting camp participants observe drones being flown through the course at speeds approaching 100 mph.

Through the camp, participants learned about drone use rules and regulations, ethical responsibility, privacy issues and safety, according to a news release. An array of activates included flight simulators and flying drones.

Science and drone teacher Brandi Milliron said the curriculum and drone design were created by PCS Edventures. Milliron coordinated and taught the camp, which was supported through a grant from the Idaho STEM Action Center.

Milliron said of the 12 camp participants in grades six through eight, a number of them took part in a robotic and drone class during the school year and others were at the beginner level.

The news release said Milliron plans to host more camps in the future.


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