MARQUETTE — Local children are putting their summer to good use by attending summer classes hosted by Northern Michigan University.

The Seaborg Center at NMU kicked off their Summer College for Kids program today. The program is set up to host 24 classes over a four week period related to STEM academia.

Summer College for Kids breaks the participants into three different age groups and assigns the classes most appropriate for that age.

This weeks courses include cow-a-nomics, which gives an in-depth analysis behind the business side of dairy production, and the ever-popular coding class.

“I really hope to see parents and see kids getting picked up at the end of the day saying ‘I had so much fun.’ It’s really great when the parents come to pick up their kid and they say, ‘How was today?’ and they say ‘Oh my gosh, I did this and this!’ They’re having such a great time so it’s really cool to see the kids so excited when they leave at the end of the day,” said Seaborg Center Program Coordinator Renee Kivioja.

The classes run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

There are still openings for children third through eighth grade. For more information on how you can register your child, click here.