This week, the campers learned all about nature during Natural Science Extravaganza in the morning!
|Campers play Quick-Frozen Critters outside!|
On Monday, the campers became zoologists and learned all about different kinds of animals. They played a guessing game, where they had to look at pictures and use context clues to guess the animal! What do the number 5, a picture of a beach, a photo of the stars, and a close up of a fish have in common? You guessed it - starfish! The campers then made habitat dioramas where they used craft items to make a habitat suitable for their plastic animal!
|Campers create their animal habitats|
|Campers show off their "moose" structure|
Tuesday was our day to travel to Nichols Arboretum where the campers learned about ecology. The campers got to walk through trails in the Arb and observe the wildlife, both plants and animals. We even saw a few deer walking around! The campers also had a blast building fairy homes for the Arboretum's fairy population. Then, after a snack in the Arb, the counselors read the campers a story about a girl who turns into various animals in the forest. She explores the forest from the perspective of each animal, revealing how different the forest looks to each critter. Finally, after a quick stop at the Huron River, the campers walked back to the Museum, where a freeze pop treat was waiting for them!
|A camper measures a penny using |
calipers made at camp
|Campers listen as their counselor tell them|
about looting at archaeological sites
|Campers sketch a map of the SS Fitzgerald shipwreck in their journals!|
|A camper works on drawing a really complex maze!|
On Thursday, the campers reached for the stars, and learn all about Astronomy. The campers made mazes on paper plates, and then used magnets on popsicle sticks to move a spaceship with a magnet through their maze! Campers then got to play the game PLANETS the Game, where they traveled through the solar system to various planets, and even got abducted by aliens! By using the shadow from the sun, the campers learned about how the Moon rotates, even thought we
|Another camper demonstrates how to use the magnetic|
spaceship on his maze!
|A camper smiles as her pop-up triceratops stomps |
through the forest
|Campers play a quick game of clever catch!|
|Campers search for fossils in our |
dinosaur sand dig box!