Are you looking for a way to get your child more connected to the outdoors? Have them reconnect with nature at the museum’s summer Science Camp on the 16,000 acre Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve in Adams County, Ohio. The museum has offered this outstanding young naturalist adventure for 34 years. Together with The Nature Conservancy, Cincinnati Museum Center has been actively preserving some of the finest natural areas in Ohio through stewardship, scientific inquiry and education.
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 a myriad of globally threatened and endangered plant and animal species while exploring the preserve’s rugged un-glaciated landscapes. Participants 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 12 per week allow for personal attention, with careful consideration to interests and needs. Teens (ages 13-16) and pre-teens (9-12) 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!
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