Dream It, Build It!: Nature Center (Rising Grades 4-8)

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Monday August 21

9:00 AM  –  3:00 PM

Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm (Rising Grades 4-8)

DuringDream It, Build It!: Nature Center, children will: 

  • Learn all aspects of designing and engineering indoor/outdoor learning spaces, such as nature centers; 
  • Learn predicting, problem solving, analyzing data, engineering, and spatial reasoning; 
  • Design their own sustainable indoor/outdoor learning space that incorporates socioeconomic, engineering, and environmental factors; 
  • Work in teams to plan, design, build a large model as well as marketing posters and presentation materials for their nature center; 
  • Present their dream nature center model and plans to an audience of families and friends on the final day; 
  • All models and presentations will be incorporated within the Center's digital archives as input for actual future museum planning as a part of the Center's unique "For Kids, By Kids" design methodology. 

Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and snacks. A complimentary pizza lunch will be provided on the last day of the camp. The Lab is a nut-free facility.

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 camp session. Please send written notice by email requesting the withdrawal. A full refund will be provided less a $10.00 administrative fee if cancellation is by June 1, 2017.  No refunds will be processed thereafter.