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C.S.I. – Cool Scene Investigators

This course if full and closed for registration.

Pee Wee • Ages 6 & 7

Skylar Harms

Students will explore and investigate the camp grounds throughout the week collecting clues and documenting their findings to discover the missing clue! The students will examine details in nature with their investigative lens, learn about the wildlife found at camp, and participate in many science and art projects. 

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Little Explorers

This class is full and closed for registration.

Pee Wee • Ages 6 & 7

Sue Fischbach

This class is an introduction to the Sun Foundation. Children will develop an appreciation for nature’s beauty and an understanding of their connection with the environment. Students will complete many fun art projects and conduct a few science experiments as well. 

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Kit Rockets

Ages 8-18 

Dennis Sparr

Rocketeers will build and launch a level 1 rocket (ALPHA type), and take it home if recovered. Rocketeers will gain experience that will be beneficial to those who wish to continue into Blastoff Major the following years. 

Please note $10.00 fee is required for rocket kit at the time of registration.

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Blast Off

This course is full and closed for registration.

Ages 10 – 18

Dennis Sparr

Rocketeers will build & launch individual rockets made of materials common in most homes. Students will also participate in an expert group engineered project to be flown at the Friday performances. It is preferable that students have prior participation in a kit rocket minor class. 

Please note a $10.00 rocket fee is required at time of registration. 

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Dragonfly Tales

Ages 8-11

Emily Sandall, Jana Maxwell

Learn about the science of dragonflies and make artwork that celebrates these beautiful insects. We will learn about the diversity, flight, water, migration and transformation that makes dragonflies so amazing. We will visit aquatic habitats to observe dragonflies and learn about the wings that enable these insects to have the longest migration. Learn how to identify dragonflies and their close relatives, the damselflies, and see where they fit in the ecosystems around them.

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Getting Familiar with Reptiles

This course is full and closed for registration.

Ages 10-18

Douglas Holmes

Explore the marsh, field and forests in search of reptiles. Learn and explore what makes a reptile a reptile. Must be willing to get dirty and wet. We will catch and release animals at the Blue Heron Farm. Class meets all day on Wednesday, you will not have a minor class that day! 

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Magnificent Monarchs & Friends

Ages 7- 10

Karen Logan, Denise Madigan

Students will learn about the life cycle of butterflies, what plants they need to survive, where they can be found, and how they are so very important as a pollinator insect in our ecosystem. They will collect, identify and release butterflies found at camp. If available, students will gather butterfly eggs and larva to watch develop into chrysalis and emerge into butterflies. They will have the opportunity to work with clay, paint and make their own butterfly books as well as perform science experiments. Most importantly our state insect is the monarch which is struggling to survive and students will learn how to protect them.

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Patterns and Rhythms in the Woods

Ages 7-10

Shelley Fritz

We will explore the woods, creek and marsh, using science to learn about repeating visual patterns in nature, and use them to inspire artistic creations. Because rhythms are auditory patterns, we will also explore rhythm by learning about and playing drums around the world. We will make our own percussion instruments, play rhythm games, and create rhythms inspired by nature. This is an exploration class, not a musical performance class.

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Treasure Hunt for the Past

This course is full and closed for registration.

Ages 10-18

Merrill Foster

Prowl creek beds with Dr. Foster searching for informative and/or attractive pebbles. Learn to interpret earth and life history from pebbles. Learn to recognize and illustrate various minerals, rocks and fossils. Class includes lecture. Only students interested in a serious introduction to geology should enroll in this course. 

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