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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Register now for the Florida Museum of Natural History’s educational and entertaining summer camps and field camps.

Students in grades 1-6 for the 2012-13 school year can investigate natural history, examine fossils, discover ancient cultures and meet some of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom during the weeklong camps June 11 through Aug. 3.

Summer camps for grades 1-6 run June 11-Aug 3 and field camps for grades 5-6 are offered the weeks of June 18, July 9 and July 23. To register, visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/summer_camps.htm or call 352-273-2061.

Through activities and hands-on exploration, children enrolled in summer camps will learn about fossils, animals and the environment. Morning, afternoon and full-day sessions are available for summer camps. Field camps focus on conservation, nature photography and museum collections. All field camps include field trips and are full-day sessions.

Half-day sessions are $120 for museum members and $130 for non-members. Full-day summer camp and field camp sessions are $225 for members and $250 for non-members.

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Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu

Florida Museum of Natural History 2012 Summer Camps

June 11-15
DinoMania (Morning Camp)
Awesome Arthropods (Afternoon Camp)

June 18-22
Build It! (Morning Camp)
Now You See Me (Afternoon Camp)
Wild about Conservation | June 18-22 (Field Camp)

June 25-29
A Whale of a Tale (Morning Camp)
Kitchen Chemistry (Afternoon Camp)

July 9-13
Magnificent Maps! (Morning Camp)
Fossil Freeway (Afternoon Camp)
Nature Photography (Field Camp)

July 16-20
Fantastic Forests (Morning Camp)
Mayans: Lords of the Land (Afternoon Camp)

July 23-27
Our Changing Planet (Morning Camp)
Math Mysteries (Afternoon Camp)
Adventures in Museum Collections (Field Camp)

July 30-August 3
Sharks and Minnows (Morning Camp)
Artistic License (Afternoon Camp)

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