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ScienceWorks Summer Camp Schedule 2020

Below is our camp schedule for Summer 2020! Be aware that ages and times of camps may be different than previous years.

Early Explorers: Ages 4 - 5, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Young Scientists: Ages 6 - 8, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Museum Masters: Ages 9 - 12, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

ScienceWorks Apprentice: Ages 13 - 16, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Registration opens on March 16 for members and March 23 for the public. Camp schedule is subject to change.

JUNE

Week 1: June 8 - 12

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Early Explorers

Nature Sleuths

This camp is all about land and water! This week we introduce young learners to basic science concepts. Campers will look around and learn about the amazing natural world. 

Instructor: Lisa

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Young Scientists

Trail Blazers: A Look at Wildfires

Are wildfires always bad? In this camp we look at forests and learn about wildfires! This camp will involve outdoor experiences in citizen science. 

Instructor: Rosie

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Museum Masters

Trail Blazers: A Look at Wildfires

Are wildfires always bad? In this camp we look at forests and learn about wildfires! This camp will involve outdoor experiences in citizen science. 

Instructor: Leanne

Week 2: June 15 - 19

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Early Explorers

The Science of Shakespeare

The fairy queen and king are having a party, and they need engineers and scientists to help! Learn about how bugs and birds are nature's engineers, and make tasty treats using kitchen chemistry. Students will do lots of building, making, and exploring, with a little Shakespearean fairy magic thrown in.

Instructor: Halle

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Young Scientists

The Science of Shakespeare

There's an invisible world around us! From butterfly eggs and pond life to glowing science, learn about tiny kingdoms as you help prepare for the fairy king and queen's Midsummer party. Make tiny books, fairy houses, and act out adventures of Shakespeare's mischievous fairies.

Instructor: Heather

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Museum Masters

The Science of Shakespeare

In Shakespeare's time, why did people think drinking water could make you sick? Why did they think butterflies and moths were evil? Discover answers to these questions and more as you explore Renaissance science. You'll also design and make tiny books, fairy houses, learn about the magic and potions of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and more!

Instructor: Ash

Week 3: June 22 - 26

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Early Explorers

Natures Best Friends

Do you have a best friend? In this camp, we take a look at animal best friends in nature! This camp will involve a mix of arts and crafts as well as science experiments.

Instructor: Rosie

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Young Scientists

Phun with Physics

Do you think physics can be fun? Of course, it can! In this camp, we learn ways physics can be fun, through various challenges including building a Rube Goldberg Machine.

Instructor: Maya

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Museum Masters

Creature Creators

Using the classic story of Frankenstein as inspiration, we take a look at what makes a creature and how we can be responsible for what we create.

Instructor: Karina

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Museum Masters

OFFSITE: A Zombie Camp - Medford

In this gamified camp, we take inspiration from classic table top and role playing games to explore the science of zombies. Science, theater, and games mix to bring back a brand new version of this ScienceWorks summer camp favorite.

This camp is in partnership with the Rogue Valley Table Top.

This camp takes place in McLoughlin Middle School at Medford.

Instructor: Forrester

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Museum Masters

Maker Camp: Let's Go Legos!

Campers make various STEM projects in this maker camp! The only limitations are their imagination! This week’s maker material: Legos!

Instructor: Toby

Week 4: June 29 - July 3

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Early Explorers

Prehistoric Pandemonium

Do you love dinosaurs and pterosaurs? This camp is for you! We take a look at prehistoric creatures in this exciting adventure camp!

Instructor: Halle

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Young Scientists

Spongebob’s Nautical Neighborhood

Let's dive into Spongebob's Nautical Neighborhood to explore marine animals! I'm ready!

Instructor: Melissa

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Museum Masters

FURensics Files!: An Animal CSI Camp

We believe someone at ScienceWorks holds secrets to a wildlife crime that has been committed. Can you solve it? In this immersive camp, we solve a wildlife crime through CSI techniques.

Instructor: Karina

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Museum Masters

Solar System Safari

Let's Blast through our Solar System, launch a Mars Rover, create a comet, talk with a NASA engineer, and more! 

Instructor: Linda

JULY

Week 5: July 6 - 10

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Early Explorers

We Love Animals!

Join Bugs-R-US to explore different animals! This camp will involve looking at real animal specimens and learning more about bats, birds, and more! We love animals!

Instructor: John 

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Young Scientists

Fabulous Fables

Learn about our favorite fairy tales through science and engineering activities!

Instructor: Halle

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Museum Masters

Outbreak! A Zombie Camp

In this gamified camp, we take inspiration from classic table top and role playing games to explore the science of zombies. Science, theater, and games mix to bring back a brand new version of this ScienceWorks summer camp favorite.

This camp is in partnership with the Rogue Valley Table Top.

Instructor: Forrester

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Museum Masters

Maker Camp: Slumber Party

Campers make various STEM projects in this maker camp! The only limitations are their imagination! This week’s maker theme: Slumber Party!

Instructor: Heather

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ScienceWorks Apprentice

Rocket Makers

In this session, we learn all about rockets. You will get the change to build and launch your very own! 

Instructor: Paige

Week 6: July 13 - 17

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Early Explorers

Fabulous Fables

Learn about our favorite fairy tales through science and engineering activities!

Instructor: Halle

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Young Scientists

Busy Bots

This week we are going to master a secret language of coding. Campers will learn the basics of input and output problem solving, design challenges for fellow campers to complete, and create their own unique "robots" through many application opportunities.

Instructor: Kendrah

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Young Scientists

Maker Camp: Slumber Party

Campers make various STEM projects in this maker camp! The only limitations are their imagination! This week’s maker theme: Slumber Party!

Instructor: Heather

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Museum Masters

Fun with Fungi

Join Zoom Out Mycology to learn all about the amazing world of Fungi!

Instructor: Bashira

Week 7: July 20 - 24

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Early Explorers

Heat, Stir, Crack

Chemistry and Physics fuse. Campers will apply the concepts of the 3 basic stages of matter while creating tasty treats such as stained "glass", test ingredients in bread making (gluten-wheat allergy warning), and gooey edible slime.

Instructor: Kendrah

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Young Scientists

Crazy Chemistry

Join long time ScienceWorks instructor, Rob, in Crazy Chemistry! This camp favorite is filled with messy experiments and exciting discoveries.

Instructor: Rob

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Young Scientists

Maker Camp: Let's Go Legos!

Campers make various STEM projects in this maker camp! The only limitations are their imagination! This week’s maker material: Legos!

Instructor: Toby

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Museum Masters

Outbreak! A Zombie Camp

In this gamified camp, we take inspiration from classic table top and role playing games to explore the science of zombies. Science, theater, and games mix to bring back a brand new version of this ScienceWorks summer camp favorite.

This camp is in partnership with the Rogue Valley Table Top.

Instructor: Forrester

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ScienceWorks Apprentice

Exhibit Builders 1/2

Join the ScienceWorks education and exhibit teams to design and fabricate a real museum exhibit. We will also have workshops from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and visit the Schnieder Museum of Art. Projects made from this camp will be featured at ScienceWorks' annual Maker Fest.

Instructor: Melissa

Week 8: July 27 - 31

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Early Explorers

Summer's Sunny Power!

Learn all about the power of the sun! We will learn how the sun's power impacts the natural environment and also looks at ScienceWorks' solar panels.

Instructor: Lisa

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Young Scientists

PreHistoric Pandemonium!

Do you love dinosaurs and pterosaurs? This camp is for you! We take a look at prehistoric creatures in this exciting adventure camp!

Instructor: Halle

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Young Scientists

Maker Camp: Busy Bots

This week we are going to master a secret language of coding. Campers will learn the basics of input and output problem solving, design challenges for fellow campers to complete, and create their own unique "robots" through many application opportunities.

Instructor: Kendrah

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Museum Masters

Crazy Chemistry

Join long time ScienceWorks instructor, Rob, in Crazy Chemistry! This camp favorite is filled with messy experiments and exciting discoveries.

Instructor: Rob

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ScienceWorks Apprentice

Exhibit Builders 2/2

Join the ScienceWorks education and exhibit teams to design and fabricate a real museum exhibit. We will also have workshops from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and visit the Schnieder Museum of Art. Projects made from this camp will be featured at ScienceWorks' annual Maker Fest.

Instructor: Melissa

Week 9: August 3 - 7

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Early Explorers

Weather we like it or not!

Do you like rain? How about the wind? This week we explore all different types of weather!

Instructor: Selina

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Young Scientists

PreHistoric Pandemonium!

Do you love dinosaurs and pterosaurs? This camp is for you! We take a look at prehistoric creatures in this exciting adventure camp!

Instructor: Leanne

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Young Scientists

Maker Camp: Games!

Campers make various STEM projects in this maker camp! The only limitations are their imagination! This week’s maker theme: Games!

Instructor: Heather

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Museum Masters

Powered by Science

Learn all about how we can use motion and energy! This camp will involve a variety of engineering challenges, encouraging campers to think outside the box and create!

Instructor: Rob

Week 10: August 10 - 14

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Early Explorers

Look Up, Look Down, Look what we found

Investigate the wonderful creatures just outside our windows! In this camp we take a closer look at everything from the tiniest ant crawling, to the biggest tree we can find!

Instructor: Selina

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Fons, an aircraft mechanic with the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, pours battered eggs into a pan, during a cooking class at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 21, 2015. The class educated children and their parents on eating healthy whole foods and incorporating them into their daily meals. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Young Scientists

Tasty Chemistry

Can science be salty? Can it be sweet? How about sour? In this chemistry camp we explore science through our taste buds!

Instructor: Rob

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Museum Masters

Maker Camp: Games!

Campers make various STEM projects in this maker camp! The only limitations are their imagination! This week’s maker theme: Games!

Instructor: Heather

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Museum Masters

Lights! Camera! Monsters!

Who makes movie monsters? In this week of camp we will create imaginary habitats and monsters who in habit them, then bring them to life through stop motion animation!

Instructor: Leanne