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Young Explorers: Winter Camps For School Age Kids

on December 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Children explore and learn during the NMMNHS Winter Camp Programs. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
Children participate in hands-on activities during the NMMNHS Winter Camp Programs. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
Children investigate the diversity of garden habitat during the NMMNHS Winter Camps. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Keep your young explorers engaged and active this winter for one or all of the day-long Young Explorers Winter Camps at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. 
 
The camps start Dec. 18 and run through Jan. 2. All camps are for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th. 
 
“There is something engaging and educational offered in each one of these well-crafted Winter Camp modules,” Museum Executive Director Margie Marino said. “This year we can offer 10 camps with topics as diverse as Leonardo da Vinci, in anticipation of the upcoming blockbuster Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition coming in February of next year, to astronomical adventures, winter garden habitat, and tracking animals." 
 
Winter Camps run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there is a day care option until 5 p.m. also for students. Online ticket sales stop seven days before the event. Price per camp (per day): $85. There’s a 10 percent discount for Museum Foundation members.
 
Dec. 18: Scats and Tracks – become an animal sleuth and ferret out clues for the existence of critters of all kinds hidden around us.
 
Dec. 19: Winter in the Wild – investigate the diversity of garden habitat during the cold days of winter.
 
Dec. 20: Incredible Predators: NM and Beyond – explore the wild world of hunters and the hunted.
 
Dec. 21: Hunt, Discover, Learn: How to collect! Come learn how to start a collection, build displays and explore behind the scenes.
 
Dec. 22: Astronomical Adventure to the Planets – explore the solar system & discover each planet
 
Dec. 26: Dino P.I. – travel through New Mexico’s Triassic, Jurassic, and cretaceous periods to seek clues on how dinosaurs lived.
 
Dec. 27: Leonard da Vinci: The Art of Science – engage with the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Be an inventor, engineer, biologist, and artist.
 
Dec. 28: Crazy Critters: From NM to the Galapagos – explore how animals are adapted to their environments and why they can sometimes look so absurd.
 
Dec. 29: Nature’s Noises – surf sound waves and delve into sound physics as we learn how and why animals use sounds to communicate.
 
Jan. 2: Ginormous Geology – become a geologist today and help us unearth the mysteries of our rocky planet!
 
Kindergarteners must have experience in full-day classes before attending. The Museum reserves the right to cancel any event (and provide a full refund) if the session does not reach a minimum of six participants. 
 
More information about Young Explorers Winter Camps and registration links can be found at: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/youth-and-family-programs/young-explorers-camp-programs.
 
To inquire regarding any camp questions or scholarship availability, contact Charlotte Rohrbough at crohrbough@outlook.com or call 505.841.2848.
 
Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
Photo by Caitlin Jenkins

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