Registration open for 2018 Sitka Sound Science Center summer camps

Registration is now open for summer camp at the Sitka Sound Science Center.

Summer camps are an important part of the Sitka Sound Science Center’s mission for increasing understanding and awareness of Sitka’s ecosystems. Throughout the year, its educational programs offer many opportunities for emerging scientists of all ages to join the scientific community. During the summer, the camps promise to be some of the most fun and adventurous experiences for being involved in science.

The Sitka Sound Science Center partners with organizations across the community — including Sitka Conservation SocietySitka Fine Arts CampNational Park Service (Sitka National Historical Park), U.S. Coast Guard (Air Station Sitka), U.S. Forest Service(Tongass National ForestSitka Ranger District), and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska — to take advantage of professional expertise in natural sciences, technology, engineering and culture.

The theme for this summer’s camps is “collections.” Whether it is a first-grader exploring metamorphic rocks or an eighth-grader looking at the engineering behind building trails, all the summer camps emphasize building strong science foundations in an engaging, active manner that celebrates exploration and tinkering. You can review the classes at http://www.sitkascience.org/alpha/education/education-programs/summer-camps/ or click the link below.

The Sitka Sound Science Center offers week-long camps during eight weeks of the summer months. While topics and ages range vary from week to week, all camps are age appropriate, richly experiential, outdoor and community exploratory, and project-based. Each camp session includes 3-5 scientists and educators with 10-20 campers.  Community partners ensure engaging field trips and activities. Camps end with a culminating presentation or activity open to the community.

Registration is available online at www.sitkascience.org or in-person at the Science Center. For more information about summer camps, contact Kristina Tirman at ktirman@sitkascience.org or or 747-8878, Ext. 3, or visit our website.

• Sitka Sound Science Center 2018 Summer Camp descriptions for print

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