Tag: Summer Bug Camp

NAU Summer Bug Camp Scholarships available

| March 10, 2018
NAU Summer Bug Camp Scholarships available

NAU’s Merriam Powell Center presents a Summer Bug Camp each summer, which is a hands-on summer camp that seeks introduce 6- to 10-year olds to the wonders of science through the fascinating of lives of insects. Campers learn about insect natural history and biodiversity through a series of projects and activities. Children have the opportunity to handle like insects, collect insects, create their own insect collection and make insect cuisine. Parents will be invited to an insect banquet and open house on the last day of camp.

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Summer Bug Camp at NAU Opens Window into Fascinating World of Science

| April 29, 2017
Summer Bug Camp at NAU Opens Window into Fascinating World of Science

Parents of children looking for summer activities that will engage their child in the fascinating world of science may want to consider enrolling their 6- to 10-year old in Northern Arizona University’s popular Summer Bug Camp.

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Outside the lab: NAU field researchers provide school teachers hands-on education. See more NAU education stories here

| April 26, 2017
Outside the lab: NAU field researchers provide school teachers hands-on education. See more NAU education stories here

Science in the field can differ drastically from science in the classroom.

Reading about hibernating ground squirrels having the lowest body temperature of any mammal, while interesting, is completely different than witnessing their peripheral tissues dropping below freezing without solidifying or crystalizing—a true phenomenon.

Northern Arizona University field researchers have been studying ground squirrels and the effects of climate change on hibernation since 1993. They are one of two NAU groups who will host K-12 teachers at research sites in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Alaska this summer. The partnership is organized by PolarTREC to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing educators and polar researchers together.

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Swarm to summer bug camp

| June 3, 2015
Swarm to summer bug camp

For parents looking for fun and educational activities for their kids this summer, Northern Arizona University’s Summer Bug Camp may be the ticket.
Campers ages 7 to 14 will learn about insect natural history and biodiversity through a series of hands-on projects and activities. Campers gather insects for their own insect collections, make mazes for bugs and cook and eat insect cuisine.
The two weeklong bug camps will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the weeks of June 22-26 and July 20-24.

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