Entering Grades 5 & 6

Animal Scientists

Have you ever wondered why squirrels hide their food rather than eating what they find right away? Or why do some animals, such as lions and tuna, live in groups rather than by themselves? In this camp, your young biologist will explore the process and power of creative scientific investigation. Together, as animal behaviorists, we will learn how to carefully observe animals in their habitats to understand why they do what they do. We will utilize these new skills outside in nature and visit animals that live in The Lawrence’s newly remodeled Animal Discovery Zone, including Paco the Chinchilla and Melbourne the Bearded Dragon. During this program, campers will draft their own exciting and investigable animal behavior questions and then design and carry out creative experiments to answer them. Participants will gain fundamental scientific knowledge, investigative skills, and insights into animal behaviors.

A camper is writing down observations about a turtle that he is observing.

Camp Info

Entering Grades 5 & 6

Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

The Lawrence Hall of Science

$1395.00 for 2 weeks


Session 2: June 17–28, 2024 (Holiday Exclusion June 19)

Session 4: July 22–August 2, 2024

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