Feb. 15 school holiday camp features geocaching, voyages of discovery

February 4th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students in grades K-5 can embark on an adventure at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Voyages of Discovery” school holiday camp Feb. 15.

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a geocaching activity in the University of Florida Natural Area Teaching Lab behind the museum and learn how to make discoveries their backyards. Other topics include trips of discovery including travel to the moon, the Lewis and Clark expedition and Darwin’s exploration of the Galapagos Islands, said Florida Museum education assistant Tiffany Ireland.

“This camp is structured for students to have fun with various activities while also learning how these adventures have changed how people view the world,” Ireland said.

Preregistration is available on the museum website, http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/events/camps/school-holiday/.

The camps are offered as full- or half-day programs. The full-day program is $50 per student and the half-day cost is $30 for non-members. Museum members receive discounted rates.

For the full day, drop-off is from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and pickup is from 4:30 to 5 p.m. The half-day camps can either be for the morning, with pickup from noon to 12:30 p.m. or for the afternoon, with drop-off from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Students should wear clothes appropriate for outdoor activities, and full-day participants should bring a sack lunch.

For more information call 352-273-2061.

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Writer: Laura Caicedo, lcaicedo@flmnh.ufl.edu
Media contact: Paul Ramey, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu
Source: Tiffany Ireland, tireland@flmnh.ufl.edu