The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Explore Herrett:

2015 Science Camp-In

2015 Explore Herrett Science Camp-In

  • Who: For kids in grades 3 through 5 (ages 9 - 11)
  • When:
    • Drop-off/registration: Friday, March 13th, 5:30 PM
    • Pick-up: Saturday, March 14th, 7:30 - 8:00 AM
  • What: Each camper gets:
    • A 2015 Camp-In T-shirt
    • Two hands-on science classes (see class group options, below)
    • Planetarium show
    • Snacks!
    • Observatory visit
    • Midnight movie
    • Camping overnight in the museum
    • Saturday morning breakfast
    • Rise and shine scavenger hunt/hands-on activity tables
  • Fee: $40 per child
    • Space is limited; pre-registration (.pdf form) is required
    • Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 10th
Group # Class 1 Class 2
1 Cool, Hot & Colorful Chemistry Birds, Beaks, & Bottles
Become immersed in the dynamic world of chemistry and learn the effects of amazing chemical reactions. Survey birds and their lifestyles, including how they survive and thrive in the midst of human impact on the ecosphere.
2 Slingin' & Flingin' Power of the Earth
Take a journey through time to a distant land as we replicate the rock-throwing sling, still used around the world for collecting food. Be a geologist and investigate the processes that shape our planet through hands-on experimentation.
3 Photograms: Drawing with Light The Microscopic World
Discover the pre-Civil War process of capturing images without a camera. Find a world within worlds, beyond the scope of the unaided human eye, in this introduction into the microscopic world and how it impacts everything around us.
4 Honey, I Shrunk the Solar System Spark In the Air
Understand the vastness of the Solar System by making a true scale model of the sun and planets. Experience the awesome power of air pressure and static electricity.
5 Exploring DNA Leapin' Lizards
Compare and contrast the "molecule of life" in animal and plant DNA. Our lives depend on animals.  Delve into animal care practice and the importance of medicine on domesticated and exotic creatures.
6 Tell Me Where It Hurts: Patient Animal Buddies Fishy Business
An introduction into internal medicine using a beloved toy, the plush animal, led by CSI nursing instructors using cutting edge medical labs. Experience an eye-opening encounter with fish anatomy and the aquaculture industry.
7 Human Anatomy: The Circulatory System Cool, Hot & Colorful Chemistry
Explore how blood circulates in our bodies through models and a human heart. Note for parents: Class participants will be interacting with cadaver organs including a heart and other parts of the human circulatory system. Become immersed in the dynamic world of chemistry and learn the effects of amazing chemical reactions.

Primitive Skills for Modern Man

Primitive Skills for Modern Man

2015 Classes Date Time Fee
Bone Ornamentation February 27th 6:00 to 8:00 PM $25
February 28th 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Spirit Flutes March 24th 5:00 to 8:00 PM $60
March 28th 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hide Drums April 14th 6:00 to 8:00 PM $50
April 18th 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Atlatl ("Spear Chucking") May 26th 6:00 to 8:00 PM $50
May 30th 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Darts and Arrows
("Long Pointy Things")
June 26th 6:00 to 8:00 PM $35
June 27th 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Flint Knapping 101 July 21st 6:00 to 8:00 PM $50
July 25th 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Flint Knapping 102
("Me make big rock small")
August 7th 6:00 to 8:00 PM $50
August 8th 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Fire ("Hey, that's hot!") September 26th 1:30 to 4:30 PM $20
Trapped in the Past October 27th 5:00 to 8:00 PM $50
October 31st 1:30 to 5:30 PM
Primitive Skills for Kids November 27th 1:30 to 5:30 PM FREE!
November 28th 1:30 to 5:30 PM FREE!
Student Craft Show December (dates/times TBA) FREE!

Bone Ornamentation

We will be studying historic artifacts, then make a replica that can be worn.

Friday, February 27th, 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Saturday, February 28th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Fee: $25

Spirit Flutes

Put some music in your life the Native American way.  Build your own flute from scratch.  This class will require some work to be done at home between classes.

Tuesday, March 24th, 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
Saturday, March 28nd, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Fee: $60

Hide Drums

We will look at some traditional drums and then construct hoop drums out of contemporary materials.

Tuesday, April 14th, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18th, 12:00 to 5:00 PM

Fee: $50

Atlatl ("Spear Chucking")

What would you call a spear or dart thrower?  Come find out what an atlatl is and construct your own.

Tuesday, May 26th, 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Saturday, May 30th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Fee: $50

Darts and Arrows ("Long, Pointy Things")

Investigate the dart and arrow, how they work, and how they differ.

Friday, June 26th, 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Saturday, June 27th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Fee: $35

Flint Knapping 101

Take on the fine art of making arrowheads and projectile points.

Tuesday, July 21st, 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Saturday, July 25st, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Fee: $50

Flint Knapping 102 ("Me Make Big Rock Small")

After mastering the art of flake removal through pressure, step it up and learn percussion, the same process that the Clovis people used over ten thousand years ago.

Friday, August 7th, 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Saturday, August 8th, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Fee: $50

Fire ("Hey, That's Hot!")

Fast fire the natural way.  Students should become proficient in recognition of materials and different ways of creating fire.

Saturday, September 26th, 1:30 to 4:30 PM.

Fee: $20

Trapped in the Past

Learn how to construct different types of traps like the dead fall, and when to implement each type.

Tuesday, October 27th, 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
Saturday, October 31st, 1:30 to 5:30 PM.

Fee: $50

Primitive Skills for Kids

Archaeological make-and-take activities for the holidays.  Create hand-woven bags, ducks, deer, wolves, and more!

Walk-in class times:
Friday, November 27th, 1:30 to 5:30 PM.
Saturday, November 28th, 1:30 to 5:30 PM.

Fee: FREE!

Student Craft Show

We would like to honor the students by winding up the year with an exhibit of all the incredible things that have been produced in these classes.

December (dates and times TBA).

Registration and more information

Call the Herrett Center Front Desk during museum open hours: (208) 732-6655
or contact Aaron Ursenbach (208) 732-6664.