Make new friends while you discover land and water habitats of animals and insects, make weather forecast predictions, connect electric circuits, solve a mystery using forensic science, and do more experiments and hands-on activities at the AMSE Science Explorer Camp for rising fifth (must be 10 years old by June 1), sixth, and seventh graders at two identical one-week sessions from June 9–13 and June 16–20 at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge.
“For 25 years the Science Camp has provided 1,200 kids with a real-life experience of how science is important in every aspect of life with the emphasis of how we use science every day,” said Kris Light, science educator at the AMSE Science Explorer Camp. “Campers end their weekly summer session with a greater appreciation of the world around them and a better understanding of the many fields of science.
“It has been such a rewarding experience seeing children getting excited when they are learning about science. After class a student said, ‘I didn’t know science could be fun!'” recalled Light, who has taught outreach program classes since 1987.
The AMSE Science Explorer Camp, sponsored by the American Museum of Science and Energy Foundation, costs $150 for AMSE members and $175 for non-members. Each camp session runs from 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The camp session also includes a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the American Museum of Science and Energy. All camp sessions are held at Freels Bend Cabin. Find the AMSE Science Explorer Camp Registration Form online at http://amse.org/visitors/summer-camps/ or get a form at AMSE.
The American Museum of Science and Energy is located at 300 S. Tulane Ave. in Oak Ridge, and it is open Monday– Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday from 1–5 p.m. AMSE admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (65+), $3 for students (6–17), and free for children (5 and under). AMSE members are free. Visit www.amse.org for more information.