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Weis Museum Offers Summer Geology Camps for Kids at UWFox

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The Weis Earth Science Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is sponsoring its popular “Wisconsin Earth Adventure” camps this summer.  These week-long camps are for designed for children in approximately third through sixth grade.

Summer Student in Wesm CaveThis year’s expanded offerings include three levels. Level One, “Earth Explorer” covers geology basics and has children build an “erupting” volcano, grow crystals, cast fossils and much more.  In Level Two, “Earth Investigator,” children learn how geologists study topics like dinosaurs, weather, water, and more.  The new Level Three, “Earth Citizen,” focuses on how geology impacts society and covers archaeology, mineral resources, and more. 

All levels include hands-on, interactive activities and educational edibles, as well as low child-to-teacher ratios.  Level One is being held June 23-27, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and July 14-28, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Level Two is scheduled for July 28-August 1, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Level Three is scheduled for August 4-8, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Weis Earth Science Museum is the state’s official mineralogical museum.

The cost for each camp is $125.00, and includes all materials, snacks, a special t-shirt, and a certificate.  Participants can save 10% by registering for more than one camp (siblings included), or spend the day by registering for “Wisconsin Space Academy” camp at the Barlow Planetarium, too.  Pre-registration and payment are required.  For more information, call 920-832-2925, or visit www.weismusuem.org, or www.foxvalleykids.org.

Posted 05/19/2008