Saturday, June 22, 2013

Paleontology for Kids

Our little paleontologists were so busy this week. 
We started out by making tons of fun crafts. 
We danced along the Dino Train, learned to identify several ancient animals, and inspected all kinds of fossils.
We even made our very own cast of a dinosaur!
Plants have been on our earth for over 450 million years. 
Did you know that there are some trees alive today that are over 4,000 years old? 
 Also, before they became extinct over 10,000 years ago, the equus lambei (ice age horse) roamed North America. It shared its habitat with the woolly mammoth, the scimitar cat, short-faced bears, the steppe bison, and the camel.
Did you know that over 130 species of dinosaurs have been uncovered in South America alone? 
Our student scientists ended the week with a dinosaur dig and geode hunt.
We hope to see you at Bug Week!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Shiver Me Timbers!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer break! We had such fun on the last few days of school, and after a couple weeks off, we are back having a blast in summer camp. This past week's theme was Pirate's Cove. We didn't want to run the risk of getting lost at sea, so we made some maps and learned different landforms.  
 On the off chance we found ourselves in an unknown land, we made sure we could recognize different landmarks and flags.
We made some treasure maps, went on a scavenger hunt, and danced the pirate boogie. 
We uncovered some secret messages, put notes in a bottle, and we adorned ourselves with bejeweled swords, bracelets, and necklaces. 
Such fun!! We cant't wait for next week's paleontology camp!