The Academy of Natural Sciences Museum's Explorer Camp programs provide a fun and educational experience for campers during the spring break and in the summer. Children aged 6 to 12 participate in weeklong, hands-on themed programs that reflect the research of the Academy's own scientists. Campers conduct experiments, explore research labs and collections, meet a variety of live animals, and take science on the road with trips. Themes explored include water, animals, fossils, nature, and insects, and activities are customized for therr age groups: 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12.
Camp program interns assist at all levels in the planning and implementation of our spring and sumemr camp programs. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain skills in the develiopment and practice of inquiry-based, informal science programming for children. Additionally, the intern will gain experience working in a natural history museum setting.
Commitment and Scheduling:
Contact us in January or February for next year (2012).
Spring Break Camp
Planning: February and March (a few days a week, any time during the day)
Helping with camp: Usually the week preceding Easer and the week after in March/April (as many days as possible, for as long as possible; 10 am to 3 pm ideal)
Planning: April to July (a few days a week, any time during the day)
Helping with camp: Mid-July to end of August (as many days as possible, for as long as possible; 10 to 3 ideal)
- Teaching children
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training