Learn about the Weird World of Weather, during this four-day summer science camp for students entering grades 6-12. The Discovery 2 Kids Camp will be held July 31 to August 3, 2017, from 9 am to noon daily, at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.
It isn’t science until you collect data, analyze the data, and draw a conclusion! Learn to work as a team to plot data and use it to form theories and predictions.
Become a meteorologist in charge of predicting hurricanes and tornadoes. Build your own weather station instruments and learn about the causes of severe weather. Use data that measures wind, temperature and barometric pressure to predict the path of storms.
Become an oceanographer and track ocean temperatures, currents and wind systems to see the effect on climate. See how changes in temperature cause ocean and wind currents to change. How does this affect airplanes and ships at sea?
In four half-days, we’ll uncover the reasons for hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, ice-storms, and changes in ocean circulation. Discovery 2 Kids Camp promises a combination of hands-on science activities, multi-media illustrations, and outdoor fun – gauged for adventurous and inquiring minds of middle school and high school age.
Snacks are provided.
The class will be led by retired science professor Steve Carlson and USDA Forest Service Ranger Alyssa Thornburg.
Cost for this four-day outdoor adventure camp is $80/child for members and $100/child for non-members, Space is limited and registration required by July 26. To register, call 541-296-8600 ext. 201. For more information, visit www.gorgediscovery.org.