GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER LAUNCHES
WINTER BREAK CAMPS FOR KIDS K-8
New camp topics, OMNI movies and galleries
Give this season of break camps a whole new twist
December 1st, 2009
CLEVELAND (December 1, 2009) – What do you get when you combine dry ice with space exploration and LEGO® robots with sea monsters? You get a break camp that immerses students in a bevy of hands-on, interactive and unique camps, covering topics ranging from the exploration of fish and plant life in Lake Erie to the design and use of catapults, plus much more.
The Great Lakes Science Center will be hosting break camps during winter break to educate and entertain kids in K – 8th grade with a myriad of interactive content and exhibits. Camp content is designed according to age level, ensuring a high-quality experience for kids of all ages. Ranging from days filled with analyzing fingerprints, to designing LEGO robots to compete in different challenges, the kids’ days will be far from boring.
“Science camps offer many opportunities for young scientists, inventors, and engineers to explore our world in a fun way,” said Emily Fletcher, manager of camps, classes and outreach.
The Winter Break Camp will start Monday, Dec. 21, and continue through Wednesday, Dec. 23, then resume on Monday, Dec. 28 and go through Thursday, Dec. 31. All the camps will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day, with extended hours of 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Highlights include “Fossil Finders”, where campers will make a fossil to take home, assemble a paleontology puzzle and learn how scientists piece together evidence from the past with the newest OMNIMAX® film, Sea Monsters; “LEGO NXT: Blizzard Blasters” will teach kids how to use sensors to monitor sub-zero temperatures and create catapults to launch snowballs; and “Return to the Moon” will let campers explore the new Return to the Moon gallery, uncovering new technologies to further explore the moon and learn about the future of lunar exploration.
“Whether it’s working with a team of detectives to help solve a mystery, building and programming a robot to complete a task, or exploring the science behind pirate ships and searching for treasure, our camps are designed to create authentic, hands-on, minds-on experiences – allowing the students to become the scientists,” said Fletcher. “Our campers are not only exposed to and engaged in science, they also have the opportunity to make new friends who share an interest in science.”
Fees for each camp are $42 per day and $38 for each additional day with reduced fees for members. Extended care fees are $5 for before camp and $10 for after camp on a daily basis. Boxed lunches are also available at $5.50 per day.
The following is a list of all camps offered during the Winter Break Camps:
• Dry Ice Investigations
• Fossil Finders
• Gross Out
• Junior Lake Explorer
• LEGO NXT: Blizzard Blasters
• LEGO NXT: Transformers
• LEXO NXT: Triathlon
• Marvelous Mistakes
• Mini Mystery
• Return to the Moon
• Sea Monsters
• Snow Day
• Treasure Island
For a full schedule of the camps, please visit the Web site at www.greatscience.com. Online registration is available via the Web site. Register by phone at (216) 621-2400 Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
About the Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers, featuring hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with discounted parking available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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