2017 Summer Science Camps at South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium
Two Levels: Elementary Grades 2-5 & Middle School Grades 6-8 Camp
Camps run 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, unless otherwise noted.
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- Week 1 Cryptozoology
June 12- June 16Explore the realms of myth and zoology in the search for Skunk Ape, Bigfoot, Nessie and other "monsters of mythology". Are these beings real, or are they figments of the imagination? We'll use scientific study to form new conclusions based on evidence and models as we learn about each “monster”. How brave are you? Let the hunt begin!Click Here to Register for this Camp!
- Week 2: The Power of the Three E's: Energy, Electricity, Engineering
June 19- June 23"E"mmerse yourself in the 3 E's! Explore the power of renewable energy sources while building your own models of bridges, buildings and other man made structures. Discover the mechanics of electrical engineering with circuit boards projects and experiments. The future is in your hands. Click Here to Register for this Camp!
- Week 3: Dinosaur Detectives
June 26-June 30 Discover the new science of some of the oldest creatures on our planet. Study fossil footprints, eggs, bones and feathers to create updated models of the biomechanics of how these animals moved, ate and lived. Recreate dino nests and habitats as you work to bring extinct ecosystems back to life. Click Here to Register for this Camp!
- Week 4: Stones, Bones, and Indiana Jones
July 3-June 7*
* 4 day week, no Camp July 4th Explore ancient cultures through the scientific studies of archaeology and anthropology. Learn the techniques and skills used by archaeologists (like Indiana Jones) that forward our knowledge of the people of the past. Go behind the scenes of the Museum's collections to investigate the stone and bone tools early humans used in their survival of Ice Age Florida. Grab your hat to become "raiders of the lost arts"! Click Here to Register for this Camp!
- Week 5: Reptilemania
July 10-July 14Unlock the fascinating world of reptiles while learning about Florida's most dangerous reptilian residents. Explore the distinctions of body chemistry, physiology and life cycles that make these creatures so unique. Learn from local experts as you work to create models and dioramas depicting the secret lives of these majestic animals. Click Here to Register for this Camp!
- Week 6: Space Oddities
July 17-July 21Black holes, quasars, cosmic rays, gravitational waves...what do they all have in common? They are all "oddballs" in cutting edge astronomy! Learn what scientists have been discovering about these space oddities as you further your understanding and push the limits of our current working models. This camp will be out of this world! Click Here to Register for this Camp!