Another great way to avoid the August kid doldrums

Summer Science School: another great way to avoid the August kid doldrums

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is featuring some very interesting topics during their Summer Science School in August.

Estuary Adventures - For kids entering grades 4, 5 & 6
Time/Dates: 8:45am-12pm noon, August 11-15, 2008
Cost: $100

waquoitbay_280Young scientists use a variety of equipment, from crab traps to salinity meters to sample the marshes, creeks and bay, discovering an ocean of adventure along the way.

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Power Rangers - For kids entering grades 4, 5 & 6    
Time/Dates: 8:45am-12pm noon, August 4-8, 2008   
Cost: $100

Children participate in activities that encourage team work and problem solving while exploring renewable energy concepts. Design and test wind and solar powered devices and use scientific equipment to discover how climate change could affect the creatures that live in the bay.

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Women in Science - Girls entering grades 7, 8 & 9
Girls only session includes an overnight on Washburn Island
Time/Dates: 8:45am-2pm, Mon-Wed, overnight Thurs 1pm-12pm noon Friday, July 28-August 1, 2008

Young women receive inspiration and support from WBNERR staff while building confidence through activities relating to scientific research, marine biology, and ecology. An overnight camping trip fosters peer relationships as girls leave cell phones behind and face the challenges of setting up shelter, cooking and exploring the island at night.

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Space is limited - only one session per child please.  Full or partial scholarships may be available.  For information call 508-457-0495 ext.108.

Check out their site here and get the kids signed up by downloading a registration form here.

Also: Don't miss the Watershed Block Party, Tuesday, August 5 from 3pm-6:30pm.  One of the highlights of the year with activities for the whole family!

The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is located at 149 Waquoit Highway in Waquoit, MA. 508-457-0495.  Learn more about the reserve here.

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