A camp participant uses clay to create a leaf imprint.
Florida Museum photo by Kristen Grace

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History invites students to dive into the sciences during summer and field camps, including a new program featuring the “Frogs! A Chorus of Colors” exhibit.

General registration opens March 15, and Florida Museum members may register early beginning today. Pre-registration is required and is available online at www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/summer-camps.

Camps are designed for students in grades 1 through 8 for the 2017-18 school year and run from June 12 to Aug. 4. Students in grades 5 through 8 may register for the “Lep Camp” that teaches about butterfly research or the nature photography field camp, which allows participants to apply photo skills they learn at the museum during outdoor field trips.

“Students will be provided with meaningful and educational experiences that will also show them that science is fun,” said museum educator Tiffany Ireland.

Students enrolled in the “Frogs” camp will learn about frog calls and adaptations and see live frogs while exploring the exhibit. Campers will also have the opportunity to unearth fossils, learn about the history of ancient Egypt and discover the science behind some of their favorite movies.

Morning, afternoon and full-day sessions are available. Half-day sessions are $125, or $115 for museum members, and the “Lep Camp” is $140, or 130 for museum members. Full-day summer camp sessions are $245, or $220 for museum members, and the nature photography field camp is $295, or $265 for museum members.

For full-day camps, drop-off is 8-8:30 a.m. and pickup is 4:30-5 p.m. The half-day camps can either be for the morning, with pickup from noon to 12:30 p.m. or for the afternoon, with drop-off from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/summer-camps or call 352-273-2061.


Writer: Claudia Perez Brito, PRintern@flmnh.ufl.edu
Source: Tiffany Ireland, 352-273-2061, tireland@flmnh.ufl.edu
Media Contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu