Editor’s Note: A full list of camps follows this release

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Register your child for a summer of exploration and discovery at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s camps.

The museum offers week-long summer camps from June 13 through Aug. 12 and week-long field camps the weeks of June 27, July 18 and Aug. 1.

“Our summer camp programs are a great opportunity for children to learn about many exciting, interesting topics,” Florida Museum education assistant Amanda Erickson said.

Through activities and hands-on exploration, children enrolled in museum camps will learn about animals, ancient cultures and the environment. Field camps focus on invasive species, insects and plants through activities and fieldtrips.

Summer camps are designed for students enrolled in grades 1-6 for the 2011-12 school year. Morning, afternoon and full-day sessions are available. Field camps are offered for students enrolled in grades 5-6, ages 9-11. All field camps are held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Weekly costs for half-day camps are $117 for members and $130 for non-members. Full-day sessions are $225 for members and $250 for non-members. Limited scholarships are available for children of families in need.

Registrations will be accepted by fax, mail or online. Camps will be filled in the order registration forms are received, and confirmation letters will be mailed two weeks from receipt of registration. Register online, www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/summer_camps.htm, or call 352-273-2061 for more information.

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Source: Amanda Harvey (Amanda Erickson), 352-273-2062, aerickson@flmnh.ufl.edu
Writer: Leila Milgrim
Media contact:  Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu

Florida Museum Summer Camps

June 13-17
Globetrotters, Asia (Morning Camp)
Island Fever (Afternoon Camp)

June 20-24
South American Mysteries (Morning Camp)
Something Furry (Afternoon Camp)

June 27-July 1
Creature Construction (Morning Camp)
Animal Voices (Afternoon Camp)
Invaders! (Field Camp)

July 18-22
Marine Mammals (Morning Camp)
Ice Age (Afternoon Camp)
Six Legs, More or Less (Field Camp)

July 25-29
Turning Tides (Morning Camp)
Meal Time (Afternoon Camp)

Aug. 1-5
Fantastic Flight (Morning Camp)
Crabs and Crew (Afternoon Camp)
Green Planet (Field Camp)

Aug. 8-12
Blue Florida (Morning Camp)
Life at the Top (Afternoon Camp)

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