The Aquarium of Niagara is debuting a brand-new spring camp for kids 8-12 March 21-24. This four-day event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day and is designed specifically for children to explore the animal collection and enjoy participating in imaginative science experiments.
Children will learn how temperature changes affect the oceans and Earth and why animals eat to remain healthy.
"My own children are very inquisitive and, when we host school or Girl/Boy Scout troops, it became apparent that pre-teens have tons of questions," said Aquarium of Niagara Education Curator Sarah Courtney. "I wanted to develop a way to answer these questions with hands-on learning, including science experiments, touching invertebrates and feeding our animal collection. I designed this program specifically to reach out to this inquisitive group and teach them in a fun, very involved way about the world we all inhabit."
The camp runs while many children are on spring break. Accordingly, sessions are not lectures. Rather, each child will participate in all the experiments, feedings, animal encounters and exploration.
This camp costs $125 for the whole week, or just $110 for Aquarium of Niagara members. To register your child for spring camp, call 716-285-3575.
There's an opportunity for one child to go to camp free. Children can write a short essay on why they want to go to spring camp. Send essay submissions to Courtney at [email protected].