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Price: $250 per child per week

Time: Mon - Fri, 10 AM  - 2 PM

Dates:

To be determined for 2024...

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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 that would have existed during the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods. 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 fossils and stationary plates 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 the demonstration of 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 the 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 time to dig and locate loose artifacts as well as dig to stationary plates 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 replica 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 then and now, and conflict on the high seas. The life of a pirate will be discussed including what they ate and how 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!

With additional programs to come:
Science & Technology
Geology

 

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