¤ MERCURY (Entering 2nd & 3rd grades) ¤ GEMINI (Entering 4th & 5th grades)
Mercury and Gemini campers can attend either the morning or afternoon session or can combine both for a full-day camp experience. Each session includes age-appropriate hands-on activities and fun projects. Full-day campers must bring a sack lunch. Maximum enrollment: 25 children per session. $110 per half-day session, per child, per week.
Mercury & Gemini 2014 Camp Themes:
Propelling Through Space: For years, scientists have experimented with breaking the hold of gravity using rockets, catapults, hot-air balloons and other forms of travel. Create and experiment with devices that propel, lift, toss and move items through air and space.
So Much Space!: Space exploration is more than just journeying to the Moon or Mars. Go beyond the basics to discover a universe filled with new galaxies, nebulas, exoplanets, and other objects that are just now being identified.
Sustainability in Space: Packing enough supplies and fuel for long distance space travel is one of the biggest challenges facing scientists. Learn how nanotechnology may provide the solution for tomorrow’s space explorers.
Innovations in Space: Cell-phone cameras, water filters, and ear thermometers are just a few examples of NASA technology now considered commonplace. Discover how these and other NASA innovations benefit us every day, and what new technologies are on the horizon.
Mercury: Entering 2nd-3rd Grades:
Gemini: Entering 4th - 5th Grades: