The saying goes that “kids say the darndest things.” The Museum’s Summer Camp is a prime place for amazing things to happen that quite often call to mind that saying. On a daily basis, Summer Camp activities are educational, active, and funny, all rolled up together. Here are a couple of recent stories:
During the Wacky Wildlife camp, kids learn all about birds, snakes, turtles, and other animals. It’s lucky that we have Wildlife Center here at the Museum, so kids not only learn about animals and do fun activities like making paper chain snakes, they get to meet the real animals too. Here Batu, a 2nd grader in the camp, is meeting one of our resident snakes. His question: “Is it true the heavier the snake the slower the snake, and the lighter the snake the faster the snake?” A very scientific question, and a very practical one too, as it’s always good to know how fast an animal can move!
The same day, pre-kindergarten students in the Wacky Weather class were designing their own raincoats and making their own weather reports. But they also had time to explore the Museum, and went straight to the bicycle connected to a light bulb – when you ride it, your energy of motion is transferred to the light bulb, lighting it up. Norrie quickly jumped up on the bike, and said “Teacher, teacher, look, I’m doing it!” The teacher looked, congratulated him… and then looked down to see Gia and Amalia on the ground pushing the pedals. Kids say the darndest things.