- Published on Monday, 18 June 2012 08:46
- Written by © DrumhellerMail.com
It is the eighth year running for the Encana Badlands Science Camp, at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Combining the natural resources of the area and access to scientific research at the museum offers campers a real hands-on experience.
“We sell out early every year, and there’s about a 50 per cent return rate for campers,” said Morgan Syvertsen, science camp coordinator at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Due to the high return rate of campers, the program is just a little bit different each year.
“We are a niche camp in that we just do dinosaurs, but we try to add more elements each year,” said Syvertsen.
Teaching geology, learning how to spot fossils, preparing them, and learning the science of palaeontology are just a few things offered by the camp.
“Everybody loves it. I’ve seen a lot of people coming with family and friends and spending their holidays here,” said Syvertsen.
Campers and counsellors make their homes in teepees on a camp site just a short distance from the museum. Three meals a day plus snacks are served to ensure campers are full of energy for a full itinerary of activities.
There are three science camps available: junior science camp, ages 9-11; senior science camp, ages 12-15; family science camp, ages five and up.
The junior and senior camps run for six days, and the family camp runs for three.
For more information regarding science camp go to www.tyrrellmuseum.com.