Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Science Camp Smiles

Science Camp Astronomy Show Science Camp Astronomy Show Rosie Rosenberg

The Science Camp this year had more participants. We rearranged the schedule to provide more time for the young scientists to spend time with their families. Parents remarked that they liked the schedule better. In the morning, we met for an hour or two. Sometimes we swam, one morning we had a geology hike at the mine, picking up rocks and looking at unusual formations. One morning there was a trip to a local goat farm where the scientists learned to make cheese. In the afternoons, there was horseback riding, journaling and writing, a hydroelectric tour, and a wildflower walk, Evenings included campfire with s'mores, astronomy, singalong, and a scavenger hunt with an emphasis on fireflies. Friday finished off with a tour of the ranch and a barbecue lunch. The pigs were popular. The night that we had scheduled the bat hike got rained out. However, parents helped by taking their kids on a different night. Thanks to all the participants, parents and children.

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