Science Camp (Grades 3-5)

Science Camp: June 12 to August 9, 2018

Science Camp is designed for students entering third, fourth and fifth grades in the fall of 2018. Each day of the summer is a unique program that includes outdoor exploration with an emphasis on the practices and process of science, as well as the application of varied technologies used in field science. Students in Science Camp spend more time hiking and participating in field research activities connected to RMBL scientists than do the younger students in Nature Camp.

Tuesdays – Green Chemistry

$50 – 9am-2:15pm (Meeting in Gothic) or 8:20am-2:40pm (Meeting at the CB 4-Way Bus Stop)

How much do you know about the materials that make up our earth systems?  What kind of stuff is in the universe?  Chemists study elements and the impacts of their combinations in our world.  From bug spray to fireworks to medicines and foods, people create chemicals to support their lives (plants and animals make and use chemicals too!).  Chemicals can harm the environment, and they can help the environment.  Green chemistry is a field that supports the development of chemicals that have a positive impact on our planet.  Join us for a hands-on exploration of chemistry in our environment.

Wednesdays – Energizers

$70 – 9am-4:45pm (Meeting in Gothic) or 8:20am-5:10pm (Meeting at the CB 4-Way Bus Stop)

Energy is everywhere.  What kind of energy is in the sun, wind, waterfalls and hot springs in this mountain area?  How does energy move through wildflowers, bears and grasshoppers?  What is clean energy?  Join us on an exploration to find energy and see how it changes in our environment.  We’ll investigate energy in a variety of forms, capture energy from different sources, and use energy for multiple purposes.  We’ll witness the power of energy as it transforms our earth.

Thursdays – Storm Chasers

$50 – 9am-2:15pm (Meeting in Gothic) or 8:20am-2:40pm (Meeting at the CB 4-Way Bus Stop)

What’s up with the whacky weather?  What causes hurricanes, blizzards, droughts, and floods?  Why do we have wind bursts in the mountains, but rarely tornadoes?  How are ocean currents, jet streams, powder skiing and white water rafting connected? Join us to investigate mountain weather from sunny blue sky days to crackling lightning storms.  We’ll also consider the difference between climate and weather as we meet scientists who observe living creatures’ responses to a changing climate in the Rocky Mountains.

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Need Additional Information?  Email enviro-ed@rmbl.org or call 970-901-1395.