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Nature Adventures at Home Spring Camps 2021

Nature Adventures at Home Spring Camps: Ages 4-6

Dirt Detectives
Dirt Detectives
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday 9:00-11:00 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.
March 22-26, 9:00-11:00 AM
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members
10 spots left

Living Lights
Living Lights
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Discover the wonders of light and how it works in nature. Learn how light bounces and bends using shiny surfaces. Explore how creatures use light to survive and thrive in their environments. Experiment with flashy animals to discover how they glow in the dark.
March 22-26, 1:00-3:00 PM
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members
8 spots left

Nature Adventures at Home Spring Camps: Ages 6-9

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.
March 22-26, 1:00-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 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.
March 22-26, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 spots left

Shiny and Flashy!
Shiny and Flashy!
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 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.
March 29-April 2, 9:00 AM-Noon
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
9 spots left

Treasures of Channel Island
Treasures of Channel Island
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-4:00 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.
March 29-April 2, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
9 spots left

Nature Adventures at Home Spring Camps: Ages 9-12

Natural Sparklers
Natural Sparklers
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 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.
March 22-26, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 spots left

Life on the Channel Islands
Life on the Channel Islands
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-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.
March 22-26, 1:00-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
9 spots left

Nature Adventures at Home Spring Classes 2021

Nature Adventures Spring Classes, Early Learners Series: Ages 4-6

Planet Heroes
Planet Heroes
Ages 4-6, 6 Tuesdays, April 6 -May 11; 3:30-5:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Discover how humans make an impact on the planet, including how we can measure our ecological footprint. Explore how species adapt to changing habitats, learn about the limits of water supply and land surfaces, and discover how to be a conservation champion for Earth.
April 6-May 11, 3:30-5:00 PM
$105 Members, $120 Non-Members
7 spots left

Nature Adventures Spring Classes, After School Series: Ages 6-9

Planet Ambassadors
Planet Ambassadors
Ages 6-9, 6 Wednesdays, April 7-May 12; 3:30-5:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Discover your impact on the planet, and investigate changes in ecosystems that drive the evolution of a species. Learn to evaluate ecological footprints. Explore how species adapt to changing environments. Learn about Earth’s bounty (and its limits) and how to conserve resources. Develop models to address our changing climate.
April 7-May 12, 3:30-5:00 PM
$105 Members, $120 Non-Members
9 spots left

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

Planet Ambassadors
Planet Ambassadors
Ages 6-12, 6 Mondays, April 5-May 10; 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Discover your impact on the planet, and investigate changes in ecosystems that drive the evolution of a species. Learn to evaluate ecological footprints. Explore how species adapt to changing environments. Learn about Earth’s bounty (and its limits) and how to conserve resources. Develop models to address our changing climate.

Home School Schedule
April 5 - What is Climate Change? .......................$21 Members, $26 non-members
April 12 - Ocean Acidification...……………………$21 Members, $26 non-members
April 19 - Overfishing and Sustainability …………$21 Members, $26 non-members
April 26 - Resource Management……………….…$21 Members, $26 non-members
May 3 - Effects of Pollution……………..……….....$21 Members, $26 non-members
May 10 - Habitat Loss: A case study…….…………$21 Members, $26 non-members
April 5-May 10, 10:00AM-12:00PM
$0 Members, $0 Non-Members
10 spots left

Nature Adventures Spring Classes, Tykes Series: Ages 2-4 (1 child/1 adult)

Planet Heroes
Planet Heroes
Ages 2-4, 6 Thursdays, April 8-May 13, 10-11 AM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Discover how humans make an impact on the planet, including how we can measure our ecological footprint. Explore how species adapt to changing habitats, learn about the limits of water supply and land surfaces, and discover how to be a conservation champion for Earth.
April 8-May 13, 10-11 AM
$100 Members, $115 Non-Members
9 spots left

Nature Adventures at Home Summer Camps 2021

Nature Adventures at Home Summer Camps: Ages 4-6

Calling All Astronauts
Calling All Astronauts
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location: Museum via Zoom
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 7-11, 9:00-11:00 AM
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members
10 spots left

Arthropod Zoo
Arthropod Zoo
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Creepy, crawly, silent creatures are among us. Let’s investigate how these creatures, tiny and huge, survive, thrive and live in their ecosystems. Learn about life cycles, food webs and ways arthropods protect and defend themselves.
June 7-11, 1:00-3:00 PM
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members
10 spots left

Dino Hunters
Dino Hunters
Ages 4-6, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location: Museum via Zoom
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. Step outside into your yard and marvel at dinosaurs' modern descendants: birds!
June 14-18, 9:00-11:00 AM
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members
10 spots left

Ocean Superpowers
Ocean Superpowers
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center via Zoom
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 14-18, 1:00-3:00 PM
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members
10 spots left

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
10 spots left

Deep Dark and not so Scary
Deep Dark and not so Scary
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Ever notice how some animals are not afraid of the dark? See how glowing animals create their own light to see in the deep dark oceans or caves. Discover how shrimp survive the extreme temperatures of hydrothermal vents. Study different types of creatures to explore how these animals adapt, survive, and thrive in extreme environments.
June 21-25, 1:00-3:00 PM
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members
9 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
10 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
10 spots left

Living Lights
Living Lights
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Discover the wonders of light and how it works in nature. Learn how light bounces and bends using shiny surfaces. Explore how creatures use light to survive and thrive in their environments. Experiment with flashy animals to discover how they glow in the dark.
July 5-9, 9:00-11:00 AM
$150 Members, $175 Non-Members
10 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
10 spots left

Nature Adventures at Home Summer Camps: Ages 6-9

Aquatic Arthropods
Aquatic Arthropods
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
How would you like to meet 42,000 crustacean species? That would be quite a feat. Explore the wonders of these creatures and study their evolution as nature ensures their survival. See how scientists use the arthropods’ design to engineer and invent ways to ensure human survival.
June 7-11, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 spots left

Endangered Creatures
Endangered Creatures
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Sea Center via Zoom
Explore the wonders of some marvelous marine animals with activities, crafts, and investigations. Take a close look at what it takes to be a whale, a sea otter, a polar bear, an abalone, and a sea turtle. Play games to learn about special abilities for thriving and surviving in the open ocean. Create, build, and make models of animals.
June 7-11, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 spots left

Moonshot
Moonshot
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Gear up and get your suits on as you venture onto the moon. Discover what is on the Moon and learn what it takes to build a rocket to get there. Try landing a lunar module onto the Moon’s surface.
June 7-11, 1:00-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 spots left

Ocean Survivalists
Ocean Survivalists
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Sea Center via Zoom
Discover characteristics of invertebrates and fish as you fine tune your knowledge of the Sea Center’s live aquatic collections. Go on a behind the scenes tour inside SBMNH’s Collections and Research Center. Examine the unique abilities and adaptations marine creatures have to survive in challenging marine habitats.
June 14-18, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 spots left

Wizarding Science
Wizarding Science
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 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.
June 14-18, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 spots left

Fossil Discoveries
Fossil Discoveries
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
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.
June 14-18, 1:00-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 spots left

Deep Dark and Extreme
Deep Dark and Extreme
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Boldly explore the environment of the deep, dark ocean. Observe how glowing animals have adapted to the ocean depths. Explore the wonders of a glow bug. Discover how shrimp survive the extreme temperatures of hydrothermal vents. Study how nature equips creatures with special abilities to adapt, survive, and thrive.
June 21-25, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 spots left

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
10 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
10 spots left

Human Grossology
Human Grossology
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Museum via Zoom
Learn the inner workings of the human body as you discover that it may not be as gross as you once thought. What is the purpose of loogie? What is good bacteria? What is toe jam? Are all belly button fuzz the same? The answers will be revealed in camp!
June 28-July 2, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 spots left

Kelp Forest Habitat
Kelp Forest Habitat
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Sea Center via Zoom
Take a swim through an underwater forest while you explore the difference between terrestrial and marine forest habitats. Meet some famous creatures like nudibranchs, sea urchins and sea otters along the way. Dissect a holdfast and make a fish kite. Investigate how rising sea levels, ocean pollution, and climate change are threatening kelp forest and how we can protect them for future generations
July 5-9, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 spots left

Nature Adventures at Home Summer Camps: Ages 9-12

Endangered Creatures
Endangered Creatures
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Sea Center via Zoom
Take a close look at some treasured marine animals such as sea otters, blue whales, polar bears, sea turtles and more. Understand what makes these animals so unique through scientific activities and fun crafts. Find out why these animals are endangered and what important conservation work is being done to protect their species.
June 7-11, 1:00-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 spots left

Wizarding Science, the Sequel
Wizarding Science, the Sequel
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 1:00 PM-4:00 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.
June 14-18, 1:00-4:00 PM
$225 Members, $250 Non-Members
10 spots left

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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 spots left


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