Students in 5th-8th grades can register now to learn the basics of medical assisting and patient assessments, blood typing and bench science, as well as CPR training and EMS professions. All ages are invited to a session to learn about different careers in the medical field like medical laboratory technology, surgical technology, pharmacy technology, and more.
“With all our classes, we want to promote exploration, learning, and creative thinking for kids and families in Davie and the surrounding counties,” said Cognition’s Operations Manager, Kyle Herrington. “Our goal with these classes is to provide experiences that spark curiosity, teach about opportunities right here in Davie that folks might not have known about, and get kids hands-on with the science of healthcare. There are fascinating allied health jobs that we never get to see because we don’t get exposure to those careers. We want kids to have the opportunity to explore those as an option and learn why they are so important to our community. “
He explained that this partnership with Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC) to bring healthcare science to downtown Mocksville is a result of several different conversations. “Cognition had recently met with the healthcare administration in Davie about how to bring awareness and education about allied health professions to kids and youth in the county. Around the same time, an instructor from DDCC reached out to Cognition to learn more about the programs we were providing and to talk about areas of a potential partnership. The February classes were a perfect fit since DDCC already has expertise in Emergency Medical Science, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technology and so much more. Davie County EMS will also be joining to give kids the opportunity to explore an ambulance and meet EMS providers,” said Herrington.
He hopes that participants will leave these classes with an increased interest in science and healthcare. “If someone has never used a microscope, met an EMS provider, or known their blood type before one of these classes, just having that bit of information and experience can open a door to so many different interests.”
DDCC faculty and staff will be providing instruction for all the classes. Davie County EMS will be on-site so that kids can explore an ambulance, meet EMS providers, learn about the profession, and get to learn CPR techniques on mannequins and high-fidelity simulators (life-like models that simulate real-life scenarios).
Learn the basics of medical assisting and patient assessments, including how to take certain measurements and the science behind them, with Davidson-Davie Community College. Open to students 5th-8th grade.
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 4 – 6 p.m. Register HERE.
Have you ever wondered what your blood type is? Come find out and learn more about the world of microbiology through microscopes and bench science experiments. Open to students 5th-8th grade.
Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 4 – 6 p.m. Register HERE.
Learn how to perform CPR and explore the inside of an ambulance to learn more about EMS professions and the tools they use every day with DDCC and Davie County EMS. Open to students 5th-8th grade.
Saturday, February 12th, 2022 10:00 a.m. – noon. Register HERE.
Thinking of a future in healthcare? Wanting to make a career change? Come learn about different careers in the medical field like medical laboratory technology, surgical technology, pharmacy technology, and more! Open to all ages.
Saturday, February 26, 2022 10 a.m. – noon. Register HERE.
“Our mission is to create an interactive space for children, families, and the community to acquire knowledge through adventurous play, investigative learning, and creative growth,” said Herrington. “We also want to invest in our current and future generations and equip them with creative thinking skills and hands-on experience that will help them when they enter the workplace. This partnership with DDCC and Davie County EMS fits right in line with our mission.”
Cognition is located at 119 N. Salisbury St. next door to the Davie Community Foundation in Mocksville. The museum offers nearly 5,000 square feet of interactive exhibits for ages 10 and under, and a hands-on Makerspace for crafting, tinkering, and making for all ages. Admission is $5 per person for the upstairs exhibit area, with separate admission for the Makerspace.
The gears are still turning – follow COGNITION on Facebook and Instagram for additional events and updates. You can also visit www.cognitiondavie.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (336) 753-1046.