|Vol. 25, No. 4||March 1, 2003|
“Discover” a Summer Filled with Science
The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science has announced its “Summer Discovery 2003” camp schedule. The summer camp program offers fun learning adventures in weeklong day camps that help children explore the wonderful world of science. Dissections, field trips to the Texas Medical Center, experiments and hands-on activities are examples of programs the campers will experience.
Priority registration will take place March 3 through March 14 and current museum membership is required for enrollment. For information on membership, call (713) 942-7054, ext. 257. For more information on curriculum, dates and fees, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (713) 942-7054, ext. 270. Registration forms may be downloaded at www.museumofhealth.org.
Before and after camp programs offer supervised care for campers before and after scheduled camp activities. These programs are available at an additional cost. Information is available on registration forms.
The camp’s catalog of courses includes: Forensics & Crime Scene Camps (ages 8 to 13). Combines theater and forensics and promises a week of mind-bending mystery adventure. After observing a murder mystery performance, campers will map out the crime scene, gather evidence, analyze clues and solve the crime. Camp activities relate to the museum’s summer exhibit, “Whodunit? The Science of Solving Crime.”
Mini Medical School Camps (ages 11 to 13). Now in their sixth year, these popular camps fill up quickly. Campers explore health, medicine and science professions through hands-on activities and field trips into the Texas Medical Center. Dissections and experiments highlight this program specifically designed for students keenly interested in biology, health and medicine.
BrainLink Camp (ages 8-10). Offers a fascinating journey into the human brain. New and updated activities have been added to the camp’s week of adventures. Still present are the popular sheep brain dissections, the opportunity to view real human brains, and a team competition in which campers design, build, and crash-test safety helmets. Lots of hands-on activities for the brainiac!
Sensory Overload(ages 8 to 10). Campers will discover, experience and understand all of their human senses. Included in the camp is participation in Sensory Deprivation Awareness Day. This new camp will brim with fun experiences that will peak kids’ curiosity!
Insects! Highlights everything from collecting, to dissecting, to eating. Kids venture into the world of butterflies at the Cockrell Butterfly Center and find out how insects can play a part in forensic science.
Dissection Discovery Zone (ages 14 to 15). Offers hands-on experiences designed for students interested in biology and dissections. The camp offers a week of dissections of such animals as cats and rats, sharks and snakes and compares them to real human organs and systems.
The museum is located at 1515 Hermann Drive. For general information about programs, call (713) 521-1515.
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