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Registration open for County Museum Summer Day Camp session

sbcmuseum entryRegistrations are being accepted for a week-long San Bernardino County Museum Summer Day Camp session that starts on Monday, July 7 and runs through Friday, July 11 at the museum in Redlands. Camp starts at 8:30 a.m. and lasts to 2:30 p.m. Campers must be at least 7 years old and have finished first grade. The fee is $155 per child ($135 per child for members of the Museum Association). Summer Day Camp registration forms are available at the museum’s front desk, on line at www.sbcounty.gov/museum, or can be requested by calling (909) 307-2669.

“The theme of this Summer Day Camp session is Investigating Animals,” said Jolene Redvale, the museum’s curator of education. “From the microscopic to the gigantic, furred, feathered and fabulous, kids love animals. We’ll collect, observe, and study animals and their behavior. Campers will pose scientific questions and conduct research to find answers. They will make and use science field notebooks to help focus observations and collect data, and take home to use as they continue animal studies on their own. And of course, they will pet, cuddle and romp with Exploration Station residents. All animals—all week long!”

During a family party from 1:30 to 2:30 on the last day of Day Camp, campers will become interpretive guides, sharing what they learned with family and friends in the Exploration Station Live Animal Gallery.

Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. All materials and activities are included in the fees; campers bring their own sack lunch and snack. Some camp activities are sponsored in part by Loma Linda University and the National Science Foundation. A limited number of scholarships are available by application; contact the museum’s education division for information.

 

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