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Academy Science Camp From Home

summer camp

academy science camp

Academy Science Camp From Home is a set of weekly themed science from home activities for self-paced summer engagement.

Week 1: Survival of the Slowest
July 6–July 10

Learn all about the wacky adaptations that keep animals moving…slowly! Meet live slugs up-close and create some super sloth crafts.

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Slug Cam: (see above for Live Slug Observation activity)

Week 2: Dinosaur Detectives
July 13–17

Calling all paleontologists! Discover the lives of dinosaurs and their relatives alive today. Travel back in time to the Mesozoic Era to create some dandy dinosaur crafts.

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Week 3: Into the Wild 
July 20-24

Amaze yourself with the wilderness around you. Get your hands dirty as you find out what it takes to make your garden grow and build a backyard habitat for local wildlife.

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Week 4: Animal All Stars 
July 27-31

Investigate the amazing world of animal adaptations. Meet live animals up-close and create toys and treats for the critters that you have at home.

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Week 5: Ferocious Fossils
August 3-7

From dinosaurs and trees to sharks and shells, fossils are amazing! Discover how they form and why they offer a window into the past.

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Week 6: Incredible Insects
August 10–14

Journey deep into the dirt and observe the world from a bug’s-eye view. Get up close with live invertebrates.

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Week 7: Secrets of the Museum
August 17–21

Unlock the mysteries of the museum as you explore some rarely seen specimens and create your very own museum exhibit.

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Week 8: Engineering Nature
August 24–28

Explore engineering in the natural world! Discover the interesting ways creatures build their homes and catch prey, and even create your very own camping lantern!

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Week 9: Living on the Edge
August 31–September 4

What does it take to survive? What wonderful adaptations do animals, plants, and insects have to beat out the competition? Explore some of the weirder ways that nature takes it course.

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