Kindergarten-1st Grade Earth Explorers Camps

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Overview

June-August
8:30am-4:30pm
$120

All 2021 Summer Science Camps are currently SOLD OUT. If you would like to be put on a waitlist, email summercamp@walkingmountains.org with your name, the camp name, and date, and a good phone number to reach you at.     


Our two-day Earth Explorers camps introduce new science themes for younger explorers and stay on the campus of Walking Mountains Science Center. Activities will be different each day, but will include hiking, crafts, and cool experiments!

Sessions are age-appropriate and taught by qualified natural science educators that make learning safe and fun. This program is for students entering kindergarten through 1st grade.

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All Earth Explorers programs are held at our Science Center in Avon. Click here for driving directions.

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Help us find all the colors of the rainbow in nature, and learn about what weather conditions help rainbows form while making colorful rainbow art, playing games, and exploring!

  • Monday, June 21 Colors in Nature: Find all the colors of the rainbow in nature, and make rainbow-inspired art.
  • Wednesday, June 23What in the Weather?: What does it take to create a rainbow? Go on a scavenger hunt to find all the ingredients needed to form a rainbow!
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Colorado is home to some very cool cats! Learn about the three big cats who know the Rocky Mountains as their home and their special adaptations which help them survive here.

  • Tuesday, June 22 Cats are Carnivores: Learn about which cats live in Colorado, and the special qualities that make them predators.
  • Thursday, June 24Surviving and Thriving: Learn about Colorado Cats’ cool adaptations and how they survive in the Meowntains!
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Astronauts assemble! Get ready for the ultimate space mission. Find out what it’s like out in space, build your own rocket, and blast off!

  • Tuesday, June 29 Space is the Place: Go on an astronaut space mission to find out about the different features that make up the universe!
  • Thursday, July 1Astronauts Assemble: Build your very own rocket ship and blast off all the way into space.
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Do you really dig dinos?! Find out how fossils form and how fossils can be used to figure out what the world may have looked like long ago when dinosaurs roamed the Earth!

  • Monday, July 12 Fun with Fossils:  Figure out how fossils form, learn about being a paleontologist and find cool fossils and rocks.
  • Wednesday, July 14Diggin’ Dinos: From fossils, predict what ancient dinosaurs may have looked like, and learn all about dinos!
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Descend the mountains and you may find yourself in the high desert. Discover the incredible plants and animals that live in the deserts of Colorado and how they survive the hot heat!

  • Tuesday July 13 Desert Living: Learn what plants and animals live in the Colorado High Deserts.
  • Thursday, July 15It’s Hot Out!: Explore the ways that animals have adapted to thrive in the hot heat. Harness the sun’s energy to make a solar oven and solar art.
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Where do animals live, and how do they build their homes? Spend lots of time sculpting and building habitats and structures inspired by the animals who know the Rocky Mountains as home.

  • Monday, July 26 Habitats: What is a habitat, and what do animals need to live? Find out while searching for clues outside!.
  • Wednesday, July 28 Home Sweet Homes: Where do animals live and how do they build their homes?
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Animals are some of the most amazing artists! Learn about Rocky Mountain animals who create some very impressive homes, nests, webs, and casings to help them survive. We will make our own art pieces inspired by these animals too!

  • Tuesday, July 27 Animal Artists: Learn about the overlap of art and science, create animal art while learning about Colorado native animals.
  • Thursday, July 29 Animal Architects: Get inspired by some animals who build impressive structures, and create some of your own architecture.
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Bug out on the land and in the water as we spend our days searching for interesting insects and learning all about their lives.

  • Monday, August 2 Terrestrial: Explore, play, and learn outside and search for insects that live on land.
  • Wednesday, August 4  Aquatic: Wade in the water while we find aquatic insects that live underwater and in wetlands.
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Bee Kind, Bee Silly, and Bee Adventurous! Harness an appreciation for pollinators by looking closely into nature and learning all about why bees are so important for the Earth.

  • Monday, June 28 ‘Preciate Pollinators: Learn about what a pollinator is and why they are so important.
  • Wednesday, June 30  Flower Power: Find out why flowers and bees have such a special relationship, and why it’s important to take care of them.
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Put your eyes to the sky as we discover the fascinating world above us. We’ll look to the clouds, colors, and creatures of the sky for inspiration during this fun-filled art, science, and exploration camp!

  • Tuesday, August 3 Eyes to the Sky: Make sky-themed art while learning about why the sky is always changing.
  • Thursday, August 5 Fly High: Spread your wings and take flight! Find out how our feathered and winged friends soar through the sky.
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Learn about some rad reptiles and awesome amphibians while exploring in this exciting science-adventure camp.

  • Monday, August 9 Rad Reptiles: Lizards, snakes, and turtles! Learn about the reptiles that live in Colorado. 
  • Wednesday, August 11 Awesome Amphibians: Slimy salamanders and fantastic frogs- find out what amphibians are and which ones can be found in Colorado.
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Did you hear? Bird is the word, and if we listen carefully, we can hear the songs the birds are singing! Become a birder during this exploration-based camp, learn about different birds and their behaviors, and make your very own bird-inspired songs.

  • Tuesday, August 10 Be a Birder: Look through binoculars and search high and low for birds while we study their behavior.
  • Thursday, August 12 Bird Songs: Practice listening to the sounds of birds and create some bird-inspired songs of your own.
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