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Nature Adventures Winter Classes 2020

Nature Adventures Winter Classes, Home School Series: Ages 6-12

Ocean Explorers (HS)
Ocean Explorers (HS)
Ages 6-12, 8 Mondays, January 13-March 2; 10AM-12PM
Location: Various - see description
Dive into ocean topics and explore the roles of oceanographers and marine biologists. Investigate why seawater is salty, how ocean currents move, and how data is collected. Study marine creatures as scientists and build models of your own. Participants will also venture into local habitats for some off-site adventures.

Tentative Schedule
January 13--Currents in the Ocean (SBMNH)$20 members/$25 non-members
January 20--Tides &Tidepools$20 members/$25 non-members
January 27--Be an Oceanographer$20 members/$25 non-members
February 3--Invertebrates$20 members/$25 non-members
February 10--Human Impacts & Recovery Efforts$20 members/$25 non-members
February 17--Be a Marine Biologist$20 members/$25 non-members
February 24--Adaptations & Behaviors$20 members/$25 non-members
March 2--Field Trip (TBD)$20 members/$25 non-members
8 Mondays, January 13-March 2, 10AM-12PM
$0 Members, $0 Non-Members
3 spots left

Nature Adventures Spring Camps 2020

Nature Adventures Spring Camps: Ages 4-6

Secrets of Rocks
Secrets of Rocks
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Put on your hard hat and live the life of a geologist! Discover how volcanoes make mountains, how water forms valleys, and how fossils tell stories of the past. Explore the boulders along Mission Creek and look at rocks of all shapes and sizes.
March 23-27, 2020, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members
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Nature Adventures Spring Camps: Ages 6-9

At Risk Sea Creatures
At Risk Sea Creatures
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Explore the wonders of some marvelous marine animals with activities, crafts, games and investigations at the Sea Center. Take a close look at what it takes to be a whale, a sea otter, a polar bear, an abalone, and plankton. Play games to learn about their special abilities for thriving and surviving in the open ocean. Create, build and make models of animals to take home.
March 23-27, 2020, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members
13 spots left

Moonshot
Moonshot
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover what is on the Moon. Explore ways to get there. Learn what it takes to build a rocket to the Moon. Negotiate for parts with limited resources. Try landing a lunar module on the Moon’s surface.
March 23-27, 2020, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members
7 spots left

Nature Adventures Spring Camps: Ages 9-12

Reading Nature's Secrets
Reading Nature's Secrets
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover nature’s secrets in all its glory! Examine the colors, textures, and patterns of nature. Explore how nature demonstrates the impacts of climate change in tree rings and ice cores. Observe tracks and deduce which animal made them. Discover how the secrets of nature extend from the ocean’s depths to outer space.
March 23-27, 2020, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members
15 spots left

Nature Adventures Summer Camps 2020

Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 4-6

Mini Beasts and Creepy Crawlies
Mini Beasts and Creepy Crawlies
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
What mysteries are buried in our backyards? Time to get dirty and find out! Explore how to see like a bee, sing like a cricket, and eat like a butterfly. Go bug-hunting in the Museum Backyard, visit Butterflies Alive!, and investigate the lives of the thousands of insects around us.
June 8-12, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Ocean Superpowers
Ocean Superpowers
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Calling all super marine scientists! Swim as fast as a shark, hide like a halibut, and snap like a pistol shrimp. Use your super senses and compare them to animals with excellent detection skills. Study the marine world as you investigate how ocean superstar animals adapt, survive, and thrive in the ocean.
June 8-12, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Friday June 12 camp will be at the Museum)
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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August 3-7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Friday, August 7 camp will be at the Museum)
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Pebbles and Boulders
Pebbles and Boulders
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Put on your hard hat and embark on the life of a geologist! Engage in hands-on experiments to learn how volcanoes make mountains, how water forms valleys, and how rocks help us find oil. Then explore the boulders on a journey along the bed of Mission Creek to find rocks of all shapes and sizes.
June 15-19, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Calling All Astronauts
Calling All Astronauts
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Venture into outer space and explore the planets and stars! Learn what it takes to be an astronaut by building an astronaut suit and practicing astro-exercises. Design a rocket for blast-off, hear stories about constellations and discover what it would be like to live on other planets.
June 22-26, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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July 20-24, 9:00AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Dino Hunters
Dino Hunters
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Become a paleontologist and explore the world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Examine “dinosaur bones” to piece together a skeleton, excavate fossils, and investigate clues to discover how dinosaurs once lived. Marvel at dinosaurs' modern descendants: birds
June 29-July 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (4 day camp)
$240 Members, $256 Non-Members

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August 3-7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Bugs, Bees and Butterflies
Bugs, Bees and Butterflies
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
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 form throughout their life cycle!
July 6-10, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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July 27-31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Good Buddies
Good Buddies
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
What do you do when you can’t do it alone? Ask a friend for help, of course. Flowers and bees, birds and rhinos, otters and kelp, sharks and remora fish ??" they all know how helpful a friend can be. Make some new friends of your own as we explore the Museum and its Backyard to find nature’s good buddies.
July 13-17, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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August 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Let’s Lift A Whale
Let’s Lift A Whale
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
It’s simple when you use a simple machine. Roll through a week of discovery and experiment with pulleys, wheels, and levers. Lift whales, race cars, and find out how much fun simple machines can be.
July 13-17, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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August 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 6-9

Fossil Discoveries
Fossil Discoveries
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Develop your paleontology skills by finding and excavating fossils of land and sea. Discover how fossils are created in nature. Build dinosaur models and examine them to learn how these dinosaurs looked, moved, and lived. Please note that parents/guardians will drop off and pick up at the Paleo Lab, pending confirmation, for one day TBD.
June 8-12, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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July 20-24, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Ancient Science
Ancient Science
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Become an archaeologist and uncover the mysteries of our past. Learn the skills that helped scientists understand Neanderthal tools, Mesopotamian soap, Egyptian pyramids, and mummies.
June 15-19, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Life of Bugs
Life of Bugs
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover the diverse world of insects and bugs. Turn over a rock and dig in the dirt to reveal lively critters. Meet spiders (not insects, but arachnids) that hunt, caterpillars that spin silk, and roly-poly garbage collectors. Have an insect party and try to sing like a cricket, dance like a bee, and eat like a butterfly. Study the life cycles and special abilities of backyard bugs.
June 15-19, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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August 3-7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Wizarding Science
Wizarding Science
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
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.
June 22-26, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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August 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Kelp Forest Habitat
Kelp Forest Habitat
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Become a marine scientist as you learn about the different animals that call the kelp forest home. Discover how kelp is used in a variety of products and create a kelp forest model to bring home at the end of the week.
Please note: there will be a boat trip with SB Channelkeeper, weather permitting. Drop off at the docks at Santa Barbara Harbor and pick up will occur at the Sea Center for that day.
June 22-26, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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July 20-24, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Endangered Creatures
Endangered Creatures
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Explore the wonders of some marvelous marine animals with activities, crafts, games and investigations at the Sea Center. Take a close look at what it takes to be a whale, a sea otter, a polar bear, an abalone, and plankton. Play games to learn about their special abilities for thriving and surviving in the open ocean. Create, build and make models of animals to take home.
June 29-July 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (4 day camp)
$240 Members, $256 Non-Members

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July 27-31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Moonshot
Moonshot
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover what is on the Moon and learn what it takes to build a rocket to get there. Negotiate for parts with limited resources. Try landing a lunar module on the Moon’s surface.
June 29-July 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (4 day camp)
$240 Members, $256 Non-Members

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July 27-31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Crash, Bang, Boom!
Crash, Bang, Boom!
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Explode stuff. Make a mess. Catch a water balloon and try not to get wet. Build the strongest structure you can, and then test it against gale-force winds and powerful earthquakes. Devise clever tricks to shock your parents and impress your friends. Become a Master of Disaster and see how science holds the key to excitement!
July 6-10, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Butterfly Investigations
Butterfly Investigations
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
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 the Butterfly Pavilion.
July 13-17, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Wizarding, the Sequel
Wizarding, the Sequel
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
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 dragons in their habitats. Create crazy concoctions and clever contraptions worthy of a magical wizard.
July 27-31, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 9-12

Life on a Channel Island
Life on a Channel Island
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
There are many adaptations that plants and animals have for living on an island. Focus on the lifestyle of the Channel Island Foxes and their role in the food web. Explore the history of the Channel Islands and learn how species have adapted, survived near extinctions, and co-exist on an island. Simulate a tomol ride as you kayak along the Santa Barbara coastline.
Please note: There will be an additional $30 for the kayaking trip. We will meet at the Sea Center on the day of the kayaking trip.
June 29-July 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (4 day camp)
$270 Members, $286 Non-Members

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Be an Entomologist
Be an Entomologist
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover your inner entomologist as you venture into the world of insects. Learn to sort, describe and identify insects just as a scientist. Learn some tricks of the trade to collect insects and name a species. Create super-sized models of insects. Experience your first bug tasting with a protein packed mealworm, cricket, or snail.
July 20-24, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Planet Ambassadors
Planet Ambassadors
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover your impact on the planet, and investigate changes in ecosystems as species evolve??"including humans! Learn to evaluate ecological footprints. Explore how species adapt to changing environments. Study the cases of peppered moths’ adaptation and bird beak shape evolution. Explore ways to produce energy from renewable sources. Test your invention using wind, solar and kid energies!
August 10-14, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 8-10

Be a Geologist
Be a Geologist
Ages 8-10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Investigate how geodes form and create a model to grow your own crystals. Discover ancient forms of life that can be found in fossils. Live the paleontologist’s life by excavating fossils. Work like archaeologists and discover how artifacts reveal history’s greatest stories. Continue the adventure into outer space to explore more rocks.
Please note: There will be a rock-climbing experience at SB Rock Gym. This camp has an additional $15 fee. Drop off and pick up location will be at Sea Center for that day.
June 22-26, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$314 Members, $335 Non-Members

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Paleo World
Paleo World
Ages 8-10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Develop your paleontology skills by excavating and studying fossils in our field lab. Build dinosaur models and examine them to learn how these “terrible lizards” looked, moved, and lived. Meet a paleontologist and learn about field adventures.
Please note that parents will drop off and pick up at Paleo Lab, pending confirmation, on a day to be determined.
July 6-10, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Spa Science
Spa Science
Ages 8-10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover the history and chemistry of spa science. Experiment with recipes blending natural and organic ingredients to make your own fresh spa products. Create your own secret formulas for candles, bath oils, fizzing potions, oatmeal soap, and lip balm! Relax and experience aromatherapy.
July 13-17, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 10-14

Mission to Mars
Mission to Mars
Ages 10-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
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 8-12, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Ocean Mimicry
Ocean Mimicry
Ages 10-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Discover nature’s best ideas and then imitate these designs and processes to solve human problems. Examine characteristics that enable animals to adapt to their environment. Explore engineered products inspired by ocean creatures.
June 15-19, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$299 Members, $320 Non-Members

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Marine Academy: Jr. Oceanographer
Marine Academy: Jr. Oceanographer
Ages 10-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Investigate sampling methods and equipment that Oceanographers use to study the ocean. Learn about the physics of ocean waves, tides, and currents. Collect and measure the physical and chemical properties of seawater. Chart water depths along Stearns Wharf to make maps of the bottom. Learn about the marine food webs and take a kayaking trip to explore local kelp forest ecosystems.
Please note: There will be an additional $30 for the kayaking trip included in the registration cost.
July 6-10, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$329 Members, $350 Non-Members

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Ancient Foods
Ancient Foods
Ages 10-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Learn how your brain interacts with your taste buds. Explore the natural history of salt, cheese, and chocolate. Explore how early Chumash people survived by eating and preparing local produce. Partake in a fishing activity and learn about sustainability.
Please note: There will be an additional $10 for the fishing activity included in the registration cost. We will meet at the Sea Center one day during the week.
August 3-7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$309 Members, $330 Non-Members

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