“I believe the need for distance learning experiences will continue well beyond the virus,” said Tracey Tomme, Dayton Society of Natural History President and CEO. “Our goal is to create and deliver over the internet and out of the box, programs that are just as engaging as being here in person.”
Two formats of the program are available, Digital Camp in a Box and Basic Camp in a Box, which both include the activity materials kit and written guides. The digital format includes Live interactive experiences with Boonshoft’s educators.
The digital program costs $250 and the basic costs $200. Discounts are available for members.
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Digital kits include field trips, behind the scenes adventures, and other opportunities of learning and discovery each day. All this is completed through the computer’s webcam.
Kids participating in the Boonshoft Time Machine camp, for example, will explore some of the most well-known ancient civilizations from around the world.
"Adventures include investigating engineering principles while building pyramids like the Ancient Egyptians, to learning about the night skies through the eyes of the Mayans. You'll end the week seeing the impact these ancient people made on our lives," according to the museum's website.
“Our museum has been increasing the depth of our content and our ability to deliver quality audio and visual experiences over the past year,” Tomme said. “We are well positioned to ramp up quickly to be able to serve more children and families during this time.”
Camp registration is now open and camps will take place on a rolling schedule starting June 1 through Aug. 7. More information and registration is available at boonshoftmuseum.org.
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