By Sara Thompson
Special to the Enterprise
Is your child ready for some small group, in-person science adventures? Explorit’s after-school camps have been a lot of fun for our campers, volunteers, and staff members. With the success and popularity of our after-school camps, Explorit has opened additional sessions in April and May for students in grades K-6. The new sessions will run from 3:30-5:30pm Monday through Friday. Cost for each weeklong session is $120 for Members/$145 for Non-Members.
April 19-23 is Need for Seeds. Observe the many types of plants, animals, and insects that live right here in Mace Ranch Park. Learn how to sprout a seed and how to keep it healthy, and the importance of pollinators.
April 26-30 is Crazy Chemistry, for all those mad scientists! Explore the states of matter and perform simple chemical reactions to determine how common substances change.
May 10-14 is All About You. Learn about several systems of the human body, how they work, and how to keep them healthy. Experiments include examining x-rays, assembling a skeleton, and assisting with the dissection of sheep organs!
May 17-21 is Earth Explorations. What forces help shape our earth? Watch how water and weather changes the landscape, build a structure that can survive our earthquake shake table, and study rocks, minerals, and fossils to uncover the past.
May 24-28 is our popular 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. Assemble simple circuits and make an electromagnet.
Our current sessions filled up fast so register soon! Additional information and registration can be found at https://www.explorit.org/camps.
Explorit's coming events:
• Explorit’s Summer Science Camp is back for 2021! Beginning in June and running through to the beginning of August, our camps are filled with fun, hands-on, science activities. Summer camp runs from 8:00-11:15am Monday-Friday. Fee for summer camp is $175 for Members/$200 for Non-Members. Camps designed for grades K-3, 1-4, and 4-6 available. Visit https://www.explorit.org/camps for more information and registration.
• Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the health and safety of our staff and visitors, our gallery will remain closed. Staff regularly check messages and email.
• 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: https://www.explorit.org/donate.
• Continue to support Explorit during this uncertain time by becoming a member. An Exploit Membership not only support us but grants the recipient with free visits to Explorit’s regular public hours, discounts on events, summer and after-school camps, and workshops, and gives you ASTC benefits to visit other museums throughout the world. For more information visit https://www.explorit.org/membership or call Explorit at 530-756-0191.