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Nature Adventures Summer Camps 2018

Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 4-6

Dynamic Dinos
Dynamic Dinos
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, investigate clues to discover how dinosaurs once lived, and marvel at dinosaurs' modern descendants--birds!
June 11-15, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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What's in the Ocean?
What's in the Ocean?
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Discover what's in the ocean. How salty is the ocean? Do fish have ears? What makes a fish a fish? Search for the answers to these questions and learn about the adaptations that help sea creatures live in their watery world. Explore animals that live in shells, along the shore, and in tide pools. Friday, June 15, camp will be at SBMNH.
June 11-15, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Friday, June 15 camp will be at SBMNH)
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
5 spots left

Astro Wonders
Astro Wonders
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. Discover what it would be like to live on other planets.
June 18-22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Superpowers at the Sea Center
Superpowers at the Sea Center
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 18-22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
4 spots left

Dirt and Me!
Dirt and Me!
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
What mysteries are buried in our backyards? Time to get dirty! Uncover critters that live in the dirt. Learn how they change dead things into soil so plants can grow. Discover treasures in the dirt from artifacts to worms. Get messy while exploring and squishing soil at Base Camp. Build a take-home garden, a bug habitat, and a rock sculpture.
June 25-29, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Nature Engineers
Nature Engineers
Ages 4-6, Monday-Tuesday; Thursday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (No camp on July 4)
Location: Museum
Join us in exploring things that move, float, fly, and stick together. Build models, test ideas, and compare inventions to models in nature. Learn about critters that inspire child-made gadgets. Bring home your creations and experiment!

(4 day camp; No camp on July 4)
July 2, 3, 5, 6; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (4-day camp; no camp on July 4)
$216 Members, $232 Non-Members
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Bug Parade
Bug Parade
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover the incredibly diverse world of insects, arachnids, and bugs. Meet spiders that hunt, beetles that farm, 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!
July 9-13, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Storybook Science
Storybook Science
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover the science behind some fairy tale favorites. Build a "huff-and-puff-proof" house. Plant a bean seed to see how fast it grows. Do seeds grow better in different types of dirt? Learn about trees and the plant cycle. Investigate the science behind weather and climate. Build a mini weather station. Take a look at the stars and learn how cultures have stories about them.
July 16-20, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
2 spots left

Dynamic Dinos
Dynamic Dinos
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, investigate clues to discover how dinosaurs once lived, and marvel at dinosaurs' modern descendants--birds!
July 23-27, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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What's in the Ocean?
What's in the Ocean?
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Discover what's in the ocean. How salty is the ocean? Do fish have ears? What makes a fish a fish? Search for the answers to these questions and learn about the adaptations that help sea creatures live in their watery world. Explore animals that live in shells, along the shore, and in tide pools. Friday, August 3, camp will be at SBMNH (Fiesta Friday).
July 30-August 3, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Friday, August 3 camp will be at SBMNH)
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
10 spots left

Dirt and Me!
Dirt and Me!
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
What mysteries are buried in our backyards? Time to get dirty! Uncover critters that live in the dirt. Learn how they change dead things into soil so plants can grow. Discover treasures in the dirt from artifacts to worms. Get messy while exploring and squishing soil at Base Camp. Build a take-home garden, a bug habitat, and a rock sculpture.
July 30-August 3, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
3 spots left

Natural Wonders
Natural Wonders
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover your inner naturalist as you explore the Museum campus. Learn to catch an insect or a bug, find the perfect leaf, and listen to a bird's call. Learn how to be a nature scientist and draw what you see. Draw, cast, and print an animal track or a leaf. Find a favorite rock, study a special forest critter, and explore a unique habitat. Play some nature games.
August 6-10, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
5 spots left

Superpowers at the Sea Center
Superpowers at the Sea Center
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.
August 13-17, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
8 spots left

Bug Parade
Bug Parade
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Discover the incredibly diverse world of insects, arachnids and bugs. Meet spiders that hunt, beetles that farm, 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!
August 13-17, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 6-9

3, 2, 1 Blastoff!
3, 2, 1 Blastoff!
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
3, 2, 1 Blastoff! (MCC) Explore what it takes to be a space adventurer: build a spacesuit, train in gravity boots, sleep while standing up, and work with floating objects. Design and build your own rocket for a journey into outer space. On your way to the moon, study the stars and other galaxies. When you land on the moon, take a giant leap for "kid-kind".
June 11-15, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 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 11-15, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 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 18-22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Wild Weather Science
Wild Weather Science
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
What is weather? Train as a meteorologist as we explore all things weather. Make a daily log of local weather during the week. Investigate how tornados, hurricanes, lightning, thunder, clouds, and storms wreak havoc with water and air. Explore how nature records climate changes in tree rings and ice cores. Experiment with making your own weather and build a weather station to take home.
June 18-22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Fossil Finders
Fossil Finders
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: parents/guardians will drop off and pick up at the Paleo Lab, pending confirmation, for one day TBD.
June 25-29, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Kelp Forest Creatures
Kelp Forest Creatures
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. Work each day to create a kelp forest model to bring home at the end of the week.

Please note: there will be a boat trip with SB Channelkeepers, weather permitting. Drop off will be at the docks at Santa Barbara Harbor and pick up will occur at the Sea Center for that day.
June 25-29, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
8 spots left

Snakes, Frogs, Herps, Oh My!
Snakes, Frogs, Herps, Oh My!
Ages 6-9, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
Location: Museum
What's a 'herp'? A herpetologist studies reptiles and amphibians! Release your inner herpetologist to explore the world of these cold-blooded creatures and build models to take home.
July 2, 3, 5, 6; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
$216 Members, $232 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 9-13, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Explorers Camp
Explorers Camp
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Want to explore outer space or the bottom of the sea? What would you bring, and how would you find your way? Investigate the first expeditions to the Channel Islands. Learn how early navigators sailed the seas using the stars to guide them. Courage and curiosity will be rewarded!!
July 9-13, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Kelp Forest Creatures
Kelp Forest Creatures
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. Work each day to create a kelp forest model to bring home at the end of the week.

Please note: there will be a boat trip with SB Channelkeepers, weather permitting. Drop off will be at the docks at Santa Barbara Harbor and pick up will occur at the Sea Center for that day.
July 16-20, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 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.
July 16-20, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
4 spots left

Fossil Finders
Fossil Finders
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: parents/guardians will drop off and pick up at the Paleo Lab, pending confirmation, for one day TBD.
July 23-27, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Aquatic Metamorphosis
Aquatic Metamorphosis
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Explore the magic of aquatic life cycles as eggs grow to adult creatures. Investigate how plants and animals reproduce in marine and freshwater environments. Create model time sequences as you study a variety of algae, invertebrates, and fishes.
July 23-27, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
7 spots left

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. Travel through time to experiment with the scientific discoveries and inventions that spanned human history and shaped our world.
July 30-August 3, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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3, 2, 1 Blastoff!
3, 2, 1 Blastoff!
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
3, 2, 1 Blastoff! (MCC) Explore what it takes to be a space adventurer: build a spacesuit, train in gravity boots, sleep while standing up, and work with floating objects. Design and build your own rocket for a journey into outer space. On your way to the moon, study the stars and other galaxies. When you land on the moon, take a giant leap for "kid-kind".
August 6-10, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Animal Rescue
Animal Rescue
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Do you have a passion for helping animals? Explore the ways in which animals are rescued, and how you can help. Discover the reasons animals may need rescue, learn about the importance of those threatened animals, and research solutions to help.
August 6-10, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 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.
August 13-17, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 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.
August 13-17, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 9-12

Bees and Other Pollinators
Bees and Other Pollinators
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Explore the world of our busiest and buzziest insects--bees! Learn about honey bee anatomy and habitats. Study the world of pollination. Visit a real life beekeeper! Find out what lessons humans can learn from bees that influence our lives.
July 30-August 3, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
10 spots left

Eco-Warriors
Eco-Warriors
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Learn how scientists follow indicator species to study the marine environment. Explore local ecosystems and investigate how these animals can tell us how human development impacts nature. Review images of past and present to get a sense of the future.

Please note: There will be an additional $30 for the kayaking trip included in the registration cost.
August 6-10, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$300 Members, $320 Non-Members
8 spots left

Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 8-10

Vampire Squids
Vampire Squids
Ages 8-10, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
Location: Museum
Get up-close and personal with deep sea cephalopods such as the vampire squid, octopus, nautilus, and Cuttlefish. Apply what you have learned to conduct a real squid dissection. Study environments beyond the classroom at the Sea Center. Take a behind the scenes tour of the Museum's own collections.
July 2, 3, 5, 6; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
$216 Members, $232 Non-Members
9 spots left

Child vs Wild - Survival of the Fittest
Child vs Wild - Survival of the Fittest
Ages 8-10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Imagine you are parachuting into an inhospitable land. What would you do to survive? How would you adapt? Explore animal diversity and behavior, past and present, and discover how you would apply that knowledge to your survival. Build a habitat, discover edible plants, create a solar machine, and learn about the environment.
July 16-20, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
7 spots left

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 23-27, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
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Nature Adventures Summer Camps: Ages 10-14

Nature's Sentinels
Nature's Sentinels
Ages 10-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Museum
Learn how scientists follow indicator species to study the marine environment. Explore local ecosystems and investigate how these animals can tell us how human development impacts nature. Review images of past and present to get a sense of the future.

Please note: There will be an additional $30 for the kayaking trip included in the registration cost.
June 25-29, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$300 Members, $320 Non-Members
8 spots left

Marine Academy: Human Footprints
Marine Academy: Human Footprints
Ages 10-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Sea Center
Discover your impact on the planet and investigate changes in ecosystems as species evolve--including humans! Learn about our ecological footprints and climate change. Brainstorm solutions to share with the community that can benefit both humans and nature. Create a board game to share your great ideas that will save the world!

Please note: this camp has an additional $30 kayaking fee included in the registration cost.
July 2, 3, 5, 6; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (No camp on Wednesday, July 4)
$246 Members, $262 Non-Members
8 spots left

Natural History of Ancient Foods
Natural History of 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 salt tastes different depending on where in the world it is harvested. Learn how to make butter and cheese. Taste different types of chocolate and explore its melting properties and cocoa content. Explore how early Chumash people survived by eating and preparing local plants.
July 9-13, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$270 Members, $290 Non-Members
8 spots left


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