$295Curious-on-Hudson, Dobbs FerryE-mail Us
August 14, 2017
Monday-Friday, August 14-18 | 1:00-4:00 PM
Ages 5-6 (grades K-1)
|Fee: $295 including all materials|
|May be combined with Aquanauts (morning session in the same week for a fee of $550) Children may stay through for a supervised and relaxed lunch break).|
Hudson Valley Paleontologists are back! Our third year of this GREAT camp.
How does a living thing become a fossil? The mysterious processes by which evidence of past life is preserved are explored in camps and we will learn about the obsolete animals that many kids love - dinosaurs. By thinking about and participating in some simulated sedimentary processes, children will be able to remove much of the mystery behind fossils and fossilization. These exercises introduce the concept that fossils are remains or traces of ancient living things. They will also begin to think about how rare an event fossilization is.
We will investigate how these extinct animals were adapted to their environment and what led to their demise. Using excavation tools, we will simulate an actual excavation learning how to observe, record and preserve fossils.
In a research excercise, each student will identify an obsolete animal that he/she would like to learn more about and we will focus on creating a 3D model around that animal. To support our studies, we will use the riverfront as a field location to scout for elements that indicate various animal life forms that have and do live near or in the river.
Taught by Guest Instructor