June 01, 2013 - August 31, 2013
Edge of Appalachia Preserve in Adams County
Are you looking for a way to get your child to appreciate the outdoors? At Science Camp they will reconnect with nature and have the time of their life.
Run by the Cincinnati Museum Center, Science Camp is located in Adams County, Ohio, near the town of West Union. It is approximately 70 miles east of Cincinnati. The camp is held on a 16,000 acre private nature preserve called the Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve System, which is co-owned and co-managed by The Nature Conservancy and Cincinnati Museum Center.
Science Camp participants spend three days immersed in exploration on one of the most unique natural areas in Ohio. Stream life, birds, trees, wildflowers, insects and Ohio's rare prairies are all fair game in this hands-on adventure. Teens and preteens come face to face with myriad globally threatened and endangered plant and animal species while exploring the preserve’s rugged un-glaciated landscapes. Campers will also experience the preserve’s new Eulett Center Learning Lab complete with a microscope projection system which brings the often unseen life of water and forest into bigger than life-sized view!
Small groups of twelve per week allow for personal attention, with careful consideration to interests and needs. Teen (ages 13-16 years) and pre-teen (9-12 years) participants receive hands-on experiences in botany, zoology, geology and other natural sciences. Classes also have an opportunity to assist with the preserve’s Biological Monitoring Program where they participate in an interactive approach to the scientific method, learn to locate and identify animal species in the field, discuss current issues in conservation and much more while having fun!
For more information and to register, please visit the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Science Camp page. Hurry, spots fill quickly!