CU Science Discovery Offers Spring Break Adventure

Published: March 9, 1998

With spring already in the air, Boulder area youngsters may be anxious to get outside during Spring Break, coming up for most local schools March 23 through March 27.

Science Discovery, an outreach program of the University of Colorado at Boulder, may have just the prescription.

“Spring Break Adventure,” a daily program for children ages 7 through 9, combines outdoor activities, games and excursions with crafts, experiments and science explorations for a week of integrated learning and adventure.

Taught by instructor Orah Elron, the class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 23 through March 27. The starting point will be Fiske Planetarium, although Elron says the class won’t sit still.

Planned activities include a trip to the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, a scavenger hunt at the CU Museum, a star show at the planetarium and, weather permitting, games and exploration in and around Chautauqua Park and other natural areas around Boulder.

Science Discovery also has openings in some after-school courses starting immediately after Spring Break. Space is still available in Lego Mechanics 2 (for 9 to 11-year-olds), Lasers and Lights (9 to 11-year-olds) and Animals and Art 2 (for 7 to 9-year-olds).

For more information about Science Discovery programs, including summer offerings that will be advertised starting March 23, call 492-7188.