Dr. David Wohlers attends Camp Can DoJuly 27, 2010
The R. W. Torres Foundation for the Blind of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Sponsored a summer camp—July 17-25–for blind youth of the Caribbean: Camp Can Do. The program for the camp provided blind and low-vision youth with positive and motivating experiences to enhance personal growth and development through a series of workshops and activities. David Wohlers, professor of chemistry, traveled to Bon Accord, Tobago and conducted a hands-on science experiment demonstrating how blind students can collect and manipulate laboratory data. For many of the students this was the first time they were ever allowed to personally and independently participate in a laboratory experience. Ancil Torres, the camp organizer, wishes to focus the campers on what they can do as blind individuals and not on what they cannot do because they are blind.