Register now for Florida Museum of Natural History summer, field camps

April 2nd, 2012

Editors: A complete camp list follows this release

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Register now for the Florida Museum of Natural History’s educational and entertaining summer camps and field camps.

Students in grades 1-6 for the 2012-13 school year can investigate natural history, examine fossils, discover ancient cultures and meet some of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom during the weeklong camps June 11 through Aug. 3.

Summer camps for grades 1-6 run June 11-Aug 3 and field camps for grades 5-6 are offered the weeks of June 18, July 9 and July 23. To register, visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/summer_camps.htm or call 352-273-2061.

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Become a Florida Museum junior volunteer: Applications available March 9

February 27th, 2012

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Applications for the Florida Museum of Natural History summer 2012 junior volunteer program for students ages 12-17 are available beginning March 9 and due April 11.

Applications will be posted online at www.flmnh.ufl.edu/volunteers/vol_juniors.htm and available at Powell Hall, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville FL, 32611. Applications must be delivered to the museum or postmarked by 5 p.m. April 11.

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Florida Museum expands ‘A for Science’ free admission program to entire state

November 1st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is expanding its popular “A for Science” program statewide.

Elementary, middle and high school students in Florida who receive an ‘A’ or ‘S’ grade in science can present their latest report card for free admission to the Butterfly Rainforest with a paid regular price adult admission. Alachua County students receive their next report cards Nov. 8.

The offer is valid until the next report cards are issued. A student receiving another ‘A’ or ‘S’ grade on their next report card would again qualify for the offer through the end of the following grading period. (more…)

Register now for summer camps at the Florida Museum of Natural History

April 25th, 2011

Editor’s Note: A full list of camps follows this release

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Register your child for a summer of exploration and discovery at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s camps.

The museum offers week-long summer camps from June 13 through Aug. 12 and week-long field camps the weeks of June 27, July 18 and Aug. 1.

“Our summer camp programs are a great opportunity for children to learn about many exciting, interesting topics,” Florida Museum education assistant Amanda Erickson said. (more…)

Register students now to explore Antarctica March 25 at the Florida Museum

March 7th, 2011

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Register now for “Antarctic Expedition,” the Florida Museum of Natural History’s next “Playful Escape,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 25.

Students in grades K-5 will discover why the South Pole is the coldest, windiest and driest place on the Earth. (more…)

Florida Museum seeks summer junior volunteers ages 12-17

March 1st, 2011

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is accepting applications for summer 2011 junior volunteers from students ages 12-17. The application deadline is 5 p.m. April 7.

An application and more information are available online, www.flmnh.ufl.edu/volunteers/vol_juniors.htm, or at the museum front desk in Powell Hall, near the intersection of Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road, during business hours. (more…)

Grab your knapsack and spend the night at the Florida Museum March 12

February 24th, 2011

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Discover what happens after dark at the Florida Museum of Natural History, during “Overnight at the Museum” from 7 p.m. March 12 through 9 a.m. March 13.

“Overnight at the Museum” is $50 for a member parent and child and $65 for a non-member parent and child. Additional guests are $20 each for members and $25 for non-members. A maximum of three children per adult may register. (more…)

Register K-5 students for fun, educational spring break camps at Fla. Museum

February 14th, 2011

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is offering fun, educational spring break day camps March 28-April 1for students in grades K-5, including morning, afternoon or full-day options with convenient drop-off and pickup for parents.

The morning camp, “Ways We Eat,” runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon and explores how the animal kingdom goes to lunch. From 1 to 4 p.m., “Desire for Disaster” demonstrates how major natural disasters have produced some of the most amazing landscapes on earth. (more…)

Students to explore space during Florida Museum school holiday class Feb. 21

February 3rd, 2011

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blast off with the Florida Museum of Natural History during the next “Playful Escape,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21, and discover the wonder and excitement of outer space. Registration and more information is available online, www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/childrens_classes.htm.

The class is scheduled on Presidents Day, an Alachua County Schools student holiday, and provides working parents a place for their children in grades K-5 to enjoy entertaining and educational activities. (more…)

Florida Museum Jan. 21 K-5 day camp explores predators at Silver Springs

December 15th, 2010

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’ve ever wondered how wolves work together to hunt, or why alligators wait patiently to catch their prey, join the Florida Museum of Natural History for its next children’s day camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, a student holiday for Alachua County Public Schools.

Students in the “Hunting Tactics” camp will explore Silver Springs to learn about some of nature’s most cunning animals and how they use camouflage, surprise attacks and organization to hunt and survive. (more…)

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