Calling all astronauts and rocket scientists! Rocketeer Academy’s summer camp 2016 will be here before you know it and there’s an entire universe of fun and excitement to explore! Open to cadets entering kindergarten through 9th grade, summer camp 2016 will offer intergalactic adventure – from habitats on Mars to alien bug hunting and space robotics. A new camp starts every Monday beginning June 6, 2016, and each cadet level offers two different programs to choose from:
- Comets (entering grades K-1; half-day) and Mercury (entering grades 2-3; full day)
- Be a Martian: It’s more than little green men! Learn about the dunes of Mars. Build a Mars base and spacesuits, then hunt for Martians. If you can’t find them, build your own!
- Alien Hunter: Go on an out of this world bug hunt! Find out how strange life is on Earth, then tell us what you think creatures from space will look like.
Comet camps are 9-1; Mercury camps are 9-4. Lunch is included for both.
- *Gemini (entering grades 4-6)
- Mars 2030: Design and build a full-scale Mars habitat. We’ve found water, but it’s nasty. Can you live on potatoes alone? Equator or poles? Solar power or nuclear? Make the decisions that decide the fate of New Jamestown.
- Alien Autopsy: Outer space goes CSI as you dissect Tortilla Volante, a mysterious lifeform from under the ice of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa. First you must capture a specimen by using our SeaPerch submersible ROV.
- *Apollo (entering grades 7-9)
- Space Robots: Humans or machines in space? We need both, but first you need to learn how to design, build, and operate your machine partners. Wheels, arms, legs, pulleys, gears, motors, electricity – there’s more to R2D2 than cute.
- Goldilocks Star: Hunt for stars that might support life starting with the one star that we know supports life, our Sun. Build a replica of the first spaceborne solar telescope, and learn about riding a jet with an infrared telescope.
*Includes field trip and Wednesday night museum “camp in” with a star party.
For more information, call 575-437-2840, x41132 or visit the museum education department.
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