MiaSci Summer Camp – Scales and Tails

This year, MiaSci Summer Camp includes exciting new classes aimed at educating children (Pre-K–Eighth grade) about science and the world around them. For 45 years, children have been participating in creative, educational and fun classes during Summer Camp.

In the Scales and Tails class, campers got a chance to get up close and personal with real live reptiles, including a tangerine leopard gecko and bearded dragon! Scales and Tails teacher Maria Sandoval guided 2nd and 3rd graders as they created their own paper plate turtles and dinosaur fossil replicas, and took part in a reptile scavenger hunt. Compared to other camps, Maria says: “MiaSci camp is a full circle experience because campers have the opportunity to actually touch and see what they are learning about.”

Campers in the Scales and Tails group were excited to continue their day’s lesson and wait for their dinosaur fossils to set while checking out their class pet for the day—a Ball Python.

For additional information about MiaSci Summer Camp, please visit http://www.miamisci.org/summercamp/classinfo.php or call Karlisa Callwood at (305) 646-4233. Summer camp consists of eight one-week sessions from June 20th through August 12th, for campers in Pre-K–Fifth Grade. Camp hours are: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Before and after care are available.

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