Get ready to design, tweak, sculpt, and innovate your way through challenging projects as we join the Maker Movement! Tinker with electricity, design simple machines, make moving parts, and bring out your inner engineer!
Science around the World
Jump from continent to continent to explore how different cultures interpret and utilize science. Investigate how discoveries have been made in medicine, architecture, engineering and astronomy around the world. Create ancient structures, tools, and decode ancient writings!
Creep into the DEEPEND
June 27-July 1
Dive in as we investigate animals that live in extreme depths and their unusual adaptations. We’ll be part of ‘Whale Times’ DEEPEND Consortium joining scientists on a virtual research mission in the Gulf of Mexico. Campers will have the opportunity to meet and interview a DEEPEND scientist!
The Science of Art
July 4 - 8
Why is the sky blue and why is grass green? Combine your love of chemistry with art to make paint and weave your own textiles with materials from nature. Explore unconventional methods to create art through science. Make colorful stained glass, tie-dyed shirts, and art pieces using solar energy.
Is it true that you are what you eat? Experiment with the chemical reactions that make your favorite treats and ‘taste’ with your nose. Learn about the importance of bees and what you can do with your leftovers! This week includes a walk to Kilwins to learn how fudge is made!
If you swallow gum does it really stay in your stomach? Is there a dark side of the moon? Can you shatter a penny with a hammer? Join the Myth busters team as we dispel some of these mind-bending science myths.
Go on an adventure through different ecosystems in North America! We’ll explore the highest of mountains, the deepest caves, and the driest deserts to learn about the organisms that call them home. Go behind the scenes and visit some of our resident animals. Create compasses and navigate your way to hidden treasures!
Do you have what it takes to be a Secret Agent? The mission, should you choose to accept: Create high-tech spy gadgets and master CSI techniques to solve mysteries. Your secret agent skills will definitely be put to the test!
Calling all athletes! Put your running shoes on and join us for the 2016 Summer Olympics! Learn how athletes use science to function under extreme conditions and how they condition their hearts, lungs, and muscles to work to their fullest potential. MODS Olympians will compete in various games and challenges and they will even find that animals can be Olympians too!
What does the inside tell us about how things work on the outside? We’ll explore the inner workings of everything from animals to electronics. If you have broken, old, or unused