Science Camp (Grades 3-5)

Science Camp: June 9 to August 6, 2020

Science Camp is designed for students entering third, fourth and fifth grades in the fall of 2020. 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 – Messengers

$60 – 9am-2:15pm (Meeting in Gothic) or 8:20am-2:40pm (Meeting at the CB 4-Way Bus Stop)

Can ravens and coyotes say, “Hello”?  Do animals other than human beings talk? How many languages can we find in nature?  What are the different methods of communicating in our world?  From the natural world to the digital world, systems of communication are vast.  As scientists, we are always having a dialogue with the natural world.  Get ready to join the conversations of the creatures in nature and share what you learn through communication technologies used by scientists.

Wednesdays –  Survivors

$60 – 9am-2:15pm (Meeting in Gothic) or 8:20am-2:40pm (Meeting at the CB 4-Way Bus Stop)

Snowy winters and short summers can make life challenging in the Rocky Mountains, and yet, while hiking around RMBL we see life bustling: mountain goats thrive on the steep slopes of Gothic Mountain, trout leap in the East River catching recently hatched mayflies, and bumble bees buzz from flower to flower collecting food while it is available.  At RMBL, scientists venture daily into the backcountry to study living organisms and their survival adaptations. Humans have special adaptations for survival too!  Join us on a journey to investigate natural survival systems and solve human survival problems using the most powerful tool we have, our brains.  Well, opposable thumbs are helpful too.

Thursdays – Expeditions to Experiment

$60 – 9am-2:15pm (Meeting in Gothic) or 8:20am-2:40pm (Meeting at the CB 4-Way Bus Stop)

Scientists on quests for information about the world are often avid adventurers and innovative engineers.  They climb the highest peaks to collect snow samples and submerge in deep sea vessels to collect water samples; they drill cores in arctic ice to analyze gas bubbles and tranquilize wild bears to obtain blood samples, and they often do this with equipment that they have designed themselves.  Why?  They want to answer questions and build knowledge about the environment. Discovery requires exploration, experimentation, and engineering. Are you ready to join the scientists at RMBL in their daily expeditions?

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