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Fall Camps Now Available

This article first appeared in the 8/30/20 edition of the Davis Enterprise

Fall Camps Now Available

Explorit's main building will be hosting fall camps. Photo by Anna Fantasia

Fall Camps Now Available

 

By Sara Thompson

Special to the Enterprise

 

Explorit is offering afternoon Fall Camps to help enrich you student’s science learning while schools are in a digital learning format.  The camps will be two hours a day and run for a full week.  Time blocks are 12:30-2:30pm for students in grades K-2, and 3:30-5:30pm for students in grades 3-6 and a Friday evening astronomy series for grades 6-10.  Fee for camps are $100 for Members/$125 for Non-Members.

 

Crazy Chemistry: Explore the states of matter.  Perform simple chemical reactions to find how common substances change.  This topic is available to grades K-2 from 12:30-2:30 the week of September 8-11, and to grades 3-6 from 3:30-5:30 the week of September 28-October 2.

 

Earth Advocates: We only have one planet, and there is no planet B, so we need to work together to save the Earth.  Come to Explorit and learn about some of the many things we can all do to make a difference in saving the Earth.  We’re in this together, so let’s join forces.  Become an Earth Advocate!  This topic is available to grades K-2 from 12:30-2:30 the week of September 28-October 2, and for grades 3-6 from 3:30-5:30 the week of September 8-11.

 

Everyday Engineering: Learn about everyday simple machines and how they are used.  Build arches, bridges, and buildings to see how the engineering is different between them.  This topic is available to grades K-2 from 12:30-2:30 the week of September 21-25, and to grades 3-6 from 3:30-5:30 the week of October 12-16.

 

Fall and Winter Gardening: Come explore all the amazing food that we can grow through the Fall and Winter here in zone 9.  Learn how you can grow new foods from things that are already in your pantry or refrigerator.  The more food you grow the less you have to buy, so it’s good for saving money, and growing your own food is great for the planet.  This topic is available to grades K-2 from 12:30-2:30 the week of September October 5-9, and to grades 3-6 from 3:30-5:30 the week of September 14-18.

 

Fall into Animals: Come explore what the animals at Explorit, and in Mace Ranch Park do to prepare for Fall and Winter.  Do they hibernate/migrate?  Where and how do they store food?  Are there other ways that their behaviors change?  This topic is only available for grades 3-6 from 3:30-5:30 the week of September 21-25.

 

Rocks Rock!: Discover different types of minerals that make up the rocks around the world.  Learn about the three major types of rocks, how they form, and how they can change.  This topic is available to grades K-2 from 12:30-2:30 the week of September 14-18, and to grades 3-6 from 3:30-5:30 the week of October 5-9.

 

To the Stars and Beyond: Explore the wonders of the universe from the sun, moon, and planets in our solar system to the stars, galaxies, and black holes in the vastness beyond in this hands-on astronomy and stargazing experience!  This topic is available for grades 6-10 and will occur in a series on Friday evenings.  Camp dates are Fridays September 11, 18, 25 and October 2 from 6:00-8:30pm.

 

There are plenty of spaces still available in all of these camps!  For more information and to register please visit http://www.explorit.org/programs/fall-camps/fall-camps-2020.

 

Volunteer help needed for all of these camps, if you are interested in volunteering with us please contact us at explorit@explorit.org.

 

 

Explorit's coming events:

 

•       Like many small businesses the closures have had a significant impact on our income and sustainability.  Now is a great time to donate and help Explorit continue to educate and inspire the scientists of tomorrow: http://www.explorit.org/support/make-a-donation

 

•       Continue to support Explorit during this uncertain time by becoming a member.  Membership grants you free visits to Explorit’s regular public hours, discounts on events, camps, and workshops, and gives you ASTC benefits to visit other museums throughout the world.  For more information, to purchase, or renew your membership visitwww.explorit.org/join/membership-levels or call Explorit at 530-756-0191.

 

 

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