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Nature Adventures at Home Summer Camps 2021

Nature Adventures at Home Summer Camps: Ages 4-6

Bugs, Bees and Butterflies
Bugs, Bees and Butterflies
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Discover the incredibly diverse world of insects, arachnids, and bugs. Meet hunting spiders, beetle farmers, and roly-poly garbage collectors. Have an insect party and try to sing like a cricket, dance like a bee, and drink like a butterfly. Watch how some mini-beasts change their forms throughout their life cycle!
June 21-25, 9:00-11:00 AM
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members
5 spots left

Dirt Detectives
Dirt Detectives
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Dig into some dirt and discover how much life is in one teaspoon of soil. Go on a bug hunt and learn about the differences between an insect and a non-insect. Explore how dirt is made by learning the rock cycle. Become a nature detective as you investigate footprints, poop, and other signs of a visitor.
June 28-July 2, 9:00-11:00 AM
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members
5 spots left

Animal Grossology
Animal Grossology
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Discover the squishy, squirty, and slimy wonders of the animal world. Explore some of the gross goodness that helps animals navigate their surroundings. Experiment in making gross mayhem and participate in the Great Loogie Contest. Closely examine scat, snails, and worms. Build an earthworm habitat and create a composting bin to see how earthworms change our trash into earthy goodness!
June 28-July 2, 1:00-3:00 PM
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members
9 spots left

Underwater Forests
Underwater Forests
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center via Zoom
Become a marine scientist as you learn about the different animals that call the kelp forest home, such as the Southern Sea Otter, sea urchins, and California’s state fish: the Garibaldi. Learn how kelp is used in common household products and create a kelp forest model. Understand the importance of kelp forests and how we can protect them for future generations
July 5-9, 1:00-3:00 PM
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members
8 spots left

Nature Adventures at Home Summer Camps: Ages 6-9

Night Sky Adventures
Night Sky Adventures
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Look into the night sky and discover which stars or constellations can be seen at this time of year. Dissect a telescope to see how lenses work together to make faraway objects observable.
June 21-25, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
6 spots left

Butterflies
Butterflies
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Discover the differences between moths and butterflies. Create beautiful models of a butterfly and a moth to take home. Learn about the different species of butterflies. Study how these flying beauties undergo metamorphosis, use camouflage, and migrate during the seasons. Explore (virtually) the Butterfly Pavilion with the instructor.
June 21-25, 1:00-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
9 spots left

Channel Island Treasures
Channel Island Treasures
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Sea Center via Zoom
The Channel Islands are only a ferry ride away, but a world apart. Learn about the habitats and ecosystems that make each island one of a kind. Study the animals and plants on the islands that are found nowhere else in the world. Learn about the Native people who called the islands home. Dive into the ocean surrounding the islands to understand the importance of marine protected areas.
June 28-July 2, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
8 spots left

Soil Scientists
Soil Scientists
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Get the scoop on dirt! Explore bacteria, fungi and rich food webs in our soils. Explore how dirt is formed as you study the rock cycle. Discover how insects play a role in soil health. Use your nature detective skills to find out who or what has been in the dirt.
June 28-July 2, 1:00-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
8 spots left

Wizarding Science
Wizarding Science
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Would you like to go to Wizarding School? Take a potions class and learn chemistry, study the stars, make a broom fly using static electricity, and study magical creatures. Then use all of your wizarding science skills to face a challenge that makes the O.W.L. exam look easy.
July 5-9, 1:00-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
2 spots left

Nature Adventures at Home Summer Camps: Ages 9-12

Mission to Mars
Mission to Mars
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Imagine you are stranded on an inhospitable planet. How would you adapt to survive? Build a space station. Create a solar machine. Learn about adapting to a hostile environment through role playing games. Explore how astronauts study the planet surface by simulating astro-tools.
June 21-25, 1:00-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
1 spots left

Life on the Channel Islands
Life on the Channel Islands
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Sea Center via Zoom
Spend the week immersing yourself in island life. Discover how islands form. Think like a paleontologist while you study prehistoric island creatures. Explore how wildlife and humans survive in the unique ecology of islands. Learn about the Native people who called the Channel Islands home. Find out about the important conservation work being done on the Channel Islands and in the Santa Barbara Channel.
June 28-July 2, 1:00-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
2 spots left

Wizarding Science, the Sequel
Wizarding Science, the Sequel
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Take wizarding to the next level. Learn the secrets of turning copper to gold, levitating a train, and morphing flat shapes into 3D objects. Discover the world of dragon animals in their habitats. Create crazy ciphers and clever contraptions worthy of a magical wizard.
July 5-9, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
7 spots left

Natural Sparklers
Natural Sparklers
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Look into the night sky, a dark ocean, or dimly lit room to learn about the properties of light using reflections and refraction. Explore how amazing species utilize light to survive and thrive in various ecosystems. Model the role of flashy animals and explore the properties of bioluminescence and fluorescence. Explore how animals see things humans cannot.
July 5-9, 1:00-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
7 spots left


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