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July 25-29 (Online registration closes July 15. Call 303-492-7188 to register after this date.)
Location: CU Boulder Main Campus

Note: STEM Mash-Ups consist of morning and afternoon segments that cover two different topics, creating a well-rounded day.​

The world is filled with truly fascinating phenomenon that can also be considered absolutely disgusting! We’ll learn about our amazingly adaptable bodies that handle vicious germs and produce some pretty nasty byproducts, and bizarre creatures with disgusting methods of defending themselves. Consider the various germs that are living on the items you touch daily, and what really causes cavities. If you’ve had the misfortune of smelling skunk spray, maybe you’d like to know why it smells so bad. Through slimy, sticky, gooey experiments, hands-on activities, and ‘gross’ motor skills play, we’ll uncover our love of grossology, finding a new appreciation for all things gross!

Marine Discovery 
Go beneath the waves and explore the unique habitats and creatures that are a part of the system that covers over 70% of the Earth—the oceans of the world! From the sandy shores to the deepest and darkest places in the world, we'll learn about how it’s possible for such a wide variety of life to survive in these different zones. Come to camp with your questions about sharks, squids, crabs, coral, dolphins, fish or any other underwater creature you want to learn more about. With the help of University specimens, we'll discover all there is to know about life beneath the seas.

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: Science Discovery has designed its cancellation policy to minimize the number of program spots that are unused due to last-minute cancellations. 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 a program will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.