Replace the mosquitos with microscopes, the campfires with chemistry, the tents with technology … and you’ve got Summer Science Camps at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center!

In June, July and August, Morehead offers one-week, half-day camps for children in grades K–8. campEach camp is filled with fun, science-based activities, with themes like “Aquatic Addresses,” “Dinosaur Detectives,” “Test Pilots” and “CSI: Chapel Hill.”

For middle school students, there’s even a full-day option called “SciVentures,” an intensive program that combines on-site activities with field experiences. For 2010, “SciVentures” will focus on emergency medical science, with behind-the-scenes guidance from UNC Health Care and UNC School of Education.

The camps are fun, educational and very popular. Morehead members are eligible for early registration, and they save $15 on the cost of each camp (so if you aren’t already a member, this is a great time to join). Members at the “Lunar Level” even qualify for concierge registration!

So how — and when — can you get all the details about 2010 Summer Science Camps?

If you’re a Morehead member, check your mailbox for the winter issue of Sundial magazine — it’s scheduled to be mailed on Jan. 4. You’ll find the camp registration guide inside Sundial. Within a few weeks, you’ll also receive a letter with registration instructions (the letter will be mailed on Jan. 18).

Not a member? You’ll find all of the information you need about Summer Science Camps posted on Morehead’s Web site, beginning Jan. 11.

Morehead’s online registration system opens for members on Feb. 8 and for the general public on Feb. 15, so you have plenty of time to plan.

Gee, a s'more would taste good right now.



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