Most people look at the Science Center as a fun and educational place to go on a Saturday afternoon...
What they might not realize is that we’re also trusted partners to the school systems of the areas we serve. Our educational programs supplement traditional classroom learning with a valuable informal education and serve to build on the foundation of knowledge kids gain in school. Most importantly, they further the mission of increasing competency in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competency.
Our educational programs include:
- Field Trips
- Off-Site Programs
- School Break Camps
- Summer Camps & Academy
- Science Competitions
- Homeschool Programs
- Scout Programs
- And much more
These activities enhance classroom experience and provide students with a different way of looking at science, math and technology.
25 July 2012
Posted in Summer Camps
Lizards, pythons and birds, oh my!
Our friends at Amazing Animals Inc. brought their friends – the animal variety – to meet our 5th and 6th grade summer campers during Operant Science Conditioning: The Science of Animal Training.
The kids were able to get up close and personal with a Blue-and-gold Macaw, bearded dragon, cockatiel, alligator, savannah monitor, African spurred tortoise, Burmese python and rat snake!
All week, the campers have learned the science behind animal training and behavior; studied the teachings of Skinner and Pavlov; and prepared how to train their pet at home. To close their busy week, they'll participate in a husbandry class at the Central Florida Zoo!
Check out the photos below! There are three more weeks of summer camp at the Science Center. If you would like to enroll your child in summer camp call 407.514.2112.