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June 20-24 (Online registration closes June 10. Call 303-492-7188 to register after this date.)
Location: Aurora Science and Tech Middle School 

Animal Science Adventures explores topics such as animal behavior, care of lab animals, and hands on practice of techniques used by scientists and animal care technicians. We will conduct experiments with pill bugs, learn about careers involving laboratory animals, and tour the Anschutz Medical Campus animal facility. Camp continues with Poisons to Potions as we learn about the science of “Poisons”, substances that can harm us, and “Potions”, substances that can help us. We will conduct experiments using flatworms to test the effects of chemical exposure and practice pharmaceutical compounding. We will also be introduced to careers in toxicology and pharmacology, the sciences behind poisons and potions. Come on this adventure to learn how animals contribute to modern medicine and to increase your knowledge about chemicals we encounter every day!

In accordance with updated guidance from the CDC around COVID-19 transmission prevention, CU Science Discovery encourages, but does not require student participants and staff to wear masks throughout all programs. While this is the current policy of CU Science Discovery, we will continue to monitor the situation and make the best possible decisions in the interest of safety for participants and staff. When considering policy changes around COVID-19 transmission prevention, CU Science Discovery will adhere to all campus, county and Public Health guidelines. (Updated 3/7/22)

What to Bring: Because this is an in-person camp, participants are required to bring the following each day: 

  • Backpack for carrying their personal items and any camp materials they will be taking home. Note: In order to limit individual interactions, all participants will be required to keep their items together.
  • Filled water bottle.
  • 1-2 snacks, depending on the child's needs. 
  • A sack lunch.
  • All programs spend a portion of each day outside. Please send your child with clothing appropriate for the weather (jacket, sweatshirt and/or rain jacket.).
  • Optional: A mask and any additional Personal Protective Equipment the child will be utilizing.

Grade Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine grade levels for all camps and classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified grade range for this program.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the program will incur a $35 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the program. In the event that a program is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of the program will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.