Science Camps (Ages 7-11)
Science Camps have a much greater emphasis on the science of local marine life, including entry-level experiments, surveys, and more!
Science Camps run from 9:00AM - 3:00PM on the following dates:
- Monday July 25th - Friday July 29th
- Monday August 8th - Friday August 12th
- Monday August 22nd - Friday August 26th
We’re bringing out the microscopes to start off the week! We will be learning about plankton and bioluminescence, as well as how our food chain relies on these tiny little creatures. In the afternoon, we will have touch-tanks set up to introduce various local species of invertebrates, and then we will be conducting a sea star experiment to see which ones can move the most efficiently.
Intertidal Time! We will be taking the bus to Willow Point Reef, and spending most of the day exploring the unique tidepools, learning about animal habitats, and seeing them interact in their natural ecosystems. After we return to the Explorer Lab, we will get a chance to learn even more about how animals get along with each other in the ocean.
Please ensure kids are wearing shoes that can get wet on this day, and that they bring lots of sunscreen.
Whale Wednesday! Today we learn all about whales, how their bodies work, why they migrate, what they eat, and how they are able to eat so much. We finish off the day with some ice cream, and a chance to look for whales and other marine life from the pier.
Become a scientist for the day! Kids get to help the aquarists in the morning, seeing the behind the scenes action of how aquariums operate, and then learn about all the animals we have in the aquarium. In the afternoon, we conduct a shore crab abundance survey on the beach, using real scientific methods.
Today we learn all about the wackiest things in the ocean! From the deep sea to the intertidal, we talk about anglerfish, mantis shrimp, barreleyes, and more! Afterwards, we will walk to Centennial Pool and swim for the afternoon.
Please ensure kids have their bathing suits packed today, and are wearing comfortable shoes to walk in.