Citizen Scientist - Grades 5-7

Monday August 17

9:00 AM  –  3:00 PM


Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm (Rising Grades 5-7).


Before Care is now available from 8am - 9am for an additional $10 per day.  During Before Care children spend time reading, solving puzzles or games, and/or playing with Legos or Keva planks.  Before Care must be purchased at the time of registration.  No same-day purchase is offered.

After Care from 3pm - 5pm is also available and involves the campers exploring the Lab and its activities with a small group.  After care is available on a same day registration for $35 per child.  Sign up for the whole week and save $50!  

You are invited to our first ever youth leadership camp!  Come take your science knowledge to the next level by becoming an active citizen scientist.  In this camp we will learn about the tools that citizen scientists use and then create our own.  We will explore scientific challenges that the world is facing today and find out how we can all help!

In Citizen Science, campers will: 

Meet scientists that are actively working in the fields and learn about their job and career path.

• Build their own tools from hydrometers to miniature microscopes to take home. 

• Dissect owl pellets to discover what they eat and participate in animal observation studies.

• Collect their own data and learn how scientists collect, study, and analyze data from bird sightings to water quality.

•  Experiment with chemistry to complete water quality tests and learn about stream health monitoring.

 • Complete a citizen scientist project of their choice and present it at the end of camp! 

Participants must bring their own nut-free lunch and snack.  A complimentary pizza lunch will be provided on the last day of the camp. 

This is a drop-off program. Participants and one caregiver are invited to explore the Lab after camp hours free of charge. Additional family members may purchase their General Admission ticket at the door or in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult while enjoying the Lab exhibit areas.

Member discounts are applied at checkout.

We require written notice if you need to withdraw from a program. Please send written notice by email  requesting the withdrawal. A full refund will be provided less a $10 administrative fee if cancellation is requested with 7 days advance notice.  No refunds will be processed within two weeks of the program start day.