CSU, Chico News

Investigate Superpowers in Nature with Gateway Discovery Camp

Date: 04-05-2012

Rachel Teasdale, Acting Executive Director
(530) 898-4121, rteasdale@csuchico.edu
Debra Johnson, Marketing Committee
(530) 898-4690, dejohnson@csuchico.edu
Joe Wills, Public Affairs Director
(530) 898-4143, jwills@csuchico.edu

This summer, explore superpowers that exist in nature and in you with Gateway Science Museum’s Gateway Discovery Camp. Designed for children entering fourth through sixth grades this fall, the summer science camps will run June 25 – 29 and July 16 – 20.

Summer camp participants will investigate nature’s superpowers by creating objects that explore the power in the sun, water, plants and wind. Activities include making a solar-powered oven to harness the power of the sun and creating models that test the superpower of flight in birds and planes.

Gateway Discovery Camp participants will also explore their own superpowers. Campers will participate in a range of activities, including taking a sensory journey through the Butte Creek Ecological Reserve to test their powers of hearing to identify birds and other creatures that can be heard but not seen, and using the power of sight to find creatures that are camouflaged in their natural environment. Other activities will challenge campers’ sense of smell, touch and observation.

Gateway Discovery Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the museum. Registration is $150 per session. Camp registration forms are available online: www.gatewayscience.org and at the Gateway Science Museum, 625 Esplanade, Chico.

Gateway Science Museum is open Wednesday – Friday, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located at 625 Esplanade. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for museum members. For more information, please visit www.gatewayscience.org.