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ETSU Natural History Museum/Gray Fossil Site
1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615
Phone: (186) 620-2622
Jun 10, 2013 - Jul 26, 2013
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JOHNSON CITY—Children interested in paleontology, science, art and nature are invited to participate in the annual Paleo-Camp at the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site.
Scheduled for June and July, Paleo- Camp allows children to explore paleontology in the field and lab at the five-acre Gray Fossil Site as well as the museum and education center.
Campers will dig at the fossil site to find fossils, rocks and minerals, wet-screen for micro-fossils and identify them in the lab, make casts of bones, tie dye a t-shirt and play Fossil Feud. Each camp section will also have plenty of age-appropriate activities.
“Paleo-Camp is a unique summer camp offering and a great way to expose children of all ages to science and hands-on application. The interactive nature of the fossil site allows for campers to be fully immersed in the science they learn. Campers will also be able to experience our summer exhibit, ‘Peanuts. . .Naturally,’ which will explore ecology through Peanuts comic strips and characters, “ said Sarah Mullersman, Education Coordinator for the ETSU and GSB Natural History Museum.
Several sessions for children from pre-K all the way through 8th grade are available. Session dates are organized by age group and are as follows:
• Session 1-AM: June 10-14, 2013 AM (Pre-K and Kindergarten)
• Session 1-PM: June 10-14, 2013 PM (Pre-K and Kindergarten)
• Session 2: June 17-21, 2013 (1st-3rd Grades)
• Session 3: June 24-28, 2013 (1st-3rd Grades)
• Session 4: July 8-12, 2013 (4th-5th Grades)
• Session 5: July 15-19, 2013 (4th-5th Grades)
• Session 6: July 22-26, 2013 (6th-8th Grades)
Session 1-AM or PM (Pre-K and Kindergarten only) is $90 per session. Sessions 2-6 (Grades 1st-8th) are $185 per session. Discounts are available for museum members and ETSU faculty and staff at a rate of $80 for Session 1-AM or PM or $165 for Sessions 2-6.
Reservation forms and camp schedules can be accessed online at http://www.etsu.edu/naturalhistorymuseum. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 1-866-202-6223.
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