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Nature Adventures Winter Camps 2016
Nature Adventures Winter Camps: Ages 4-6
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Colors of Nature
Ages 4-6, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Discover the colors, textures, and sounds of nature. Explore patterns found in nature including crystals, snowflakes, and plants. Learn about how the human eye works and how you see color. Create some art that will trick your eyes into seeing special pictures. Experiment with mixing colors and see how plants get their green color. Test how rainbows are made; explore how animals see in the dark and how they use color to hide.

Location:
Museum

December 19-23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$250 Members, $265 Non-Members


space left: 10 students

   
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Toy Science Lab
Ages 4-6, Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Imagine you are a child from an ancient culture. Try your hand at some of the games from the past. Create bubble concoctions on Bubble Day. See how science makes toys that can work as machines. Make a bouncy ball; experiment with tops; and put together some noisemakers for the New Year!

Location:
Musuem

December 27-30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$200 Members, $212 Non-Members


space left: 9 students

Nature Adventures Winter Camps: Ages 6-9
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Spy vs Detective
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Test your observation skills and train to be a detective or a spy. Develop your forensic skills by learning to read fingerprints, footprints and bite marks. Enhance your forensic skills and learn to distinguish fibers and isolate DNA. Create a dossier and send encoded messages to fellow spies. Discover how skills in the forensic world can be used to study animal traits. Dissect an owl pellet and uncover what the owl had for a meal. Solve mysteries to determine who is more cunning spy or detective!

Location:
Museum

December 19-23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$250 Members, $265 Non-Members


space left: 4 students

   
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Fins, Fangs, and Furs
Ages 6-9, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Learn about the diversity of marine creatures and their distinguishable features. Discover how they adapt in their environment. Dissect a fish, explore different kinds of teeth; and discover that otters are not the only furry animals in the ocean. Build marine models to take home.

Location:
Sea Center

December 19-23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$250 Members, $265 Non-Members


space left: 14 students

   
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Tale of Whales
Ages 6-9, Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Become a cetologist as you learn about whales. Learn about the adaptations, life cycles, and diversity of whales. How do marine biologists tell whales apart? How does a mother whale know her calf? Learn about how a fluke's unique pattern is like that of a human fingerprint. Explore how a whale moves its tail as it swims in the ocean.

Location:
Sea Center

December 27-30,9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$200 Members, $212 Non-Members


space left: 13 students

   
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Frozen Curiosities
Ages 6-9, Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Come explore how snow is formed from water. Study water's states of matter and discover how it changes form as it warms up or cools down. Watch how crystals turn into snowflakes. Experiment with floating ice and learn why it floats. Explore glaciers and icebergs and discover how climate affects them.

Location:
Museum

December 27-30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$200 Members, $212 Non-Members


space left: 9 students

Nature Adventures Winter Camps: Ages 9-12
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Foodology
Ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Discover the secrets of taste and how the tongue detects taste. Explore the different parts of an egg. Experiment with ways you can cook an egg. Learn how to make butter. Explore how salt harvested from different parts of the world tastes different from each other. Taste different types of chocolate and explore its melting properties and cocoa content.

Location:
Museum

December 19-23, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$250 Members, $265 Non-Members


space left: 5 students

   
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Nature Inventors
Ages 9-12, Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Explore the patterns in Nature and build models of natural patterns. Learn how humans are using nature as a guide to create inventions that enrich our lives. Get inspired, experiment with prototypes, and design your own inventions. Test your engineering skills and participate in the Bio-mimicry Challenge.

Location:
Museum

December 27-30, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$200 Members, $212 Non-Members


space left: 14 students



Nature Adventures Winter Classes 2017
Nature Adventures Winter Classes, Early Learners Series: Ages 4-6
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Nature Engineers and Animal Architects - Early Learners
Ages 4-6, 8 Tuesdays, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Join us in exploring things that move, float, fly and stick together. Build models, test ideas, and compare inventions to models in nature. Learn about critters that inspire the gadgets. Bring home your creations and experiment!

Location:
Museum

January 17-March 7, 8 Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 PM
$125 Members, $158 Non-Members


space left: 4 students

Nature Adventures Winter Classes, After-School Series: Ages 6-10
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To the Stars and Beyond! - After School
Ages 6-10, 8 Wednesdays, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Explore what is takes to survive on another planet. Participate in the team challenges; experimental designs; and engineering constructions. Model and build a rover, a rocket, a space module, and essential components of a space station. Learn about the stars; celestial bodies and planets. Construct models to bring home and experiment.

Location:
Museum

January 18-March 8, 8 Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00PM
$125 Members, $158 Non-Members


space left: 6 students

Nature Adventures Winter Classes, Tykes Series: Ages 2-4 (1 child/1 adult)
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Nature Engineers and Animal Architects
Ages 2-4, 8 Thursdays, 10:00 AM-11AM

Join us in exploring things that move, float, fly and stick together. Build models, test ideas, and compare inventions to models in nature. Learn about critters that inspire the gadgets. Bring home your creations and experiment!

Location:
Museum

January 19-March 9, 8 Thursdays, 10-11AM
$120 Members, $135 Non-Members


space left: 6 students

Nature Adventures Winter Classes, Homeschool Series: Ages 6-12
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Beyond the Stars - Home School
Ages 6-12, 8 Thursdays, 12:30PM-3:30 PM

Explore what is takes to survive on another planet. Participate in the team challenges; experimental designs; and engineering constructions. Model and build a rover, a rocket, a space module, and essential components of a space station. Learn about the stars; celestial bodies and planets. Construct models to bring home and experiment.

Location:
Museum

January 19-March 9, 8 Thursdays, 12:30-3:30 PM
$208 Members, $224 Non-Members


space left: 5 students

Nature Adventures Winter Classes, Grandparent Series: Ages 2-8 (1 child/1 adult)
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Outdoor Aventures for Grandparents and Grandkids (NEW CLASS)
Ages 2-8, 6 Mondays, 10:00 AM-11:00AM

Grandparents and their grandkids can now sign up for their own weekly Nature Adventure! Each week, go to the Museum, Sea Center or an off-site location with your grandchild and discover the different animals and plants found in the Santa Barbara community. Come to the Museum during the odd weeks (Weeks 1, 3, 5) to learn to draw, cast and print an animal track or a leaf. Visit a variety of outdoor spaces* in Santa Barbara during weeks 2, 4, 6 to see what lives there. Make a field guide with pictures of the places you have been to remember all your adventures.

Tentative Schedule
Week 1 (1/23/17): Museum Campus
Week 2 (1/30/17): Ellwood Grove*
Week 3 (2/6/17): Museum Campus
Week 4 (2/20/17): Lake Los Carneros*
Week 5 (2/27/17): Sea Center *
Week 6 (3/6/17): Tide Pools at Hendry's Beach*

*In case of inclement weather, class will be held on the Main Campus and the field trip will be rescheduled.

Location:
Museum

January 23-March 6, 6 Mondays, 10-11AM
$90 Members, $102 Non-Members


space left: 6 students

 

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