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Price: $400 per child per week

Time: Mon - Fri, 8 AM  - 5 PM

Dates:

July 5 - 8,  July 11 - 15,

July 18 - 22,  July 25 - 29, Aug 1 - 5

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MAPS reserves the right to cancel if minimum enrollment is not met. 

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PALEONTOLOGY 

MAPS Paleontology Summer Camp Program

Paleontology Camp will focus on dinosaur bones and plant fossils (plants that would have existed during the Cretaceous and Jurassic). These plants can be compared to plants in the paleo garden (ancient plants that still exist today). Ice Age mammal bones and teeth such as those from mammoths and mastodons will also be highlighted.

An outside dinosaur dig has been established under tents to allow campers time to dig and locate (loose) fossils as well as dig to stationary plate(s) below the soil. Proper excavating techniques will be taught, including platforming bones, use of Vinac to stabilize fossils and jacketing bones with plaster to allow proper transport of bones to the museum.

Lab exercises consist of two things: a) Preparing dinosaurs in a lab setting which involves demonstrating cleaning bones with an air scribe and then baking soda (Swam) blaster. b) Exercise using a life-size dinosaur dissection model allowing students to learn about the bones and organs present in a dinosaur. All this and more in a week-long experience like none other. Campers will know exactly what life as a paleontologist is like, taught by a real paleontologist (and his assistants), using real museum collections!

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ARCHAEOLOGY 

MAPS Archaeology Summer Camp Program

Archaeology Camp will focus on how objects were made and used, and what plants were eaten by ancient cultures. These plants can be compared to plants in the cultural garden (ancient plants that still exist today). An outside archaeology dig has been established under tents to allow campers me to dig and locate loose artifacts as well as dig to stationary plate(s) below the soil. Proper excavating techniques will be taught including establishing grids, sketching/photographing objects in situ and removing cultural objects for transport to the museum.

Lab exercises consist of one of two things: a) Preparing artifacts in a lab setting which involves repairing broken objects and cleaning ancient coins in an electrolytic tank. b) Exercise using a human skeleton and other remains to determine race, age and gender.

All this and more in a week-long experience like none other. Campers will know exactly what life as an archaeologist is like, taught by a real archaeologist (and his assistants), using real museum collections!

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MARINE ARCHAEOLOGY

MAPS Marine Archaeology Summer Camp Program

Marine Archaeology Camp will focus on how objects were made and used on board a ship, navigating a ship (both then and now) and conflict on the high seas. The life a pirate will be discussed including what they ate and what they passed the time. SCUBA will also be highlighted.

An outside marine archaeology dig has been established under tents to allow campers time to dig and locate loose artifacts as well as dig to stationary plate(s) below the soil. Proper excavating techniques will be taught including establishing grids, sketching/photographing objects in situ and removing cultural objects for transport to the museum.

Lab exercises consist of one of two things: a) Preparing artifacts in a lab setting which involves repairing broken objects and cleaning ancient coins in an electrolytic tank. b) Exercise using metal detectors and other equipment to locate artifacts.

All this and more in a week-long experience like none other. Campers will know exactly what life as a marine archaeologist is like, taught by a real marine archaeologist (and his assistants), using real museum collections!