Discovery Summer Camps: Ages 8–10
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2019 Camps for Ages 8-10
Creative Clay Creations
Explore ceramics from around the world to shape your own clay creations. For inspiration we will visit the Museum's prehistoric pottery display, go on nature hikes, and view local galleries. We will create embossed tiles, pots, and dishes using prehistoric pottery forms and designs that will be fired, glazed, and ready to take home on Friday.
Educator: Kelly Woodruff
Session dates: June 10-14, 9 am–4 pm
People of the Southwest
Unlock secrets of the past. Learn how ancient people of Arizona lived during this hands-on exploration of how they built homes, made tools, ceramic pots, and petroglyphs. We will do an experiment with garbage to determine what future archaeologists would think of us. Field trips include Walnut Canyon and Wupatki.
Educator: Brendan Personale
Session dates: June 17-21, 9 am–4 pm
Enjoy painting, collage, and mixed media to create works of art that utilize nature as the primary subject matter. Inspiration will come from field trips to Schultz Pass, Buffalo Park and the Nature Trail.
Educator: Jeff Urdang
Session dates: June 24-28, 9 am–4 pm
Experience how to be an artist in a museum gallery! Learn composition and painting techniques to create a work of art and prepare it for installation in the Museum exhibits on Friday.
Educator: Jeff Urdang
Session dates: July 1-5, 9 am–4 pm (*no camp on July 4th)
Raptors and Falconry
Soar into the art and science of falconry with live raptors! Explore these birds’ amazing anatomy and the variances among their species based on survival strategies. Feel the uplifting feathers and terrific talons of these birds during demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Educator: Callie Harward and International Raptor and Falconry Center
Session dates: July 8-12, 9 am–4 pm
Adventurers wanted! Discover the dynamic world of northern Arizona geology through experiments, investigating how the Grand Canyon was formed, and searching for fossils. Walk into the center of a volcano that exploded long ago (Red Mountain).
Educator: MNA staff
Session dates: July 15-19, 9 am–4 pm
Join us for an out of this world adventure! We will explore astronaut testing sites, talk to planetary scientists, design a water re-use system for a moon settlement and plan a mission to Mars.
Educator: Anne Hamlin
Session dates: July 22-26, 9 am–4 pm
Dancing Through Cultures
Get on your culturally-rooted-dancing-feet to learn and experience how history can inform our dancing path through life! We will move to the beat of personal experiences. The dances we learn and create will be influenced by our culture and nature as we allow our body, mind, and spirit to influence our creativity. We will dance together with the humanistic influence of the choreographer José Limón.
Educator: Jessica Taylor
Session dates: July 29-Aug 2, 9 am–4 pm