UA Museum Offers Virtual Spring Break Camp for K-12 Students

  • March 5th, 2021
The Junior Naturalist Camp poster showing a butterfly on a flower.
The Alabama Museum of Natural History will conduct the Junior Naturalist Camp virtually March 15-19.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama’s Museum of Natural History will conduct the Junior Naturalist Camp virtually over the upcoming spring break holiday, March 15-19.

The virtual camp will give participants the tools to get to know the natural world through personal nature collections and nature journals.

“Exploring nature fosters curiosity and nurtures wonder,” said Allie Sorlie, education outreach coordinator with UA’s Museum of Natural History. “The virtual Junior Naturalist Camp will give explorers the tools to observe, explore and discover the natural world around them.”

The virtual camp is open to students in grades K-12 with grade levels grouped together and scheduled for specific dates and times. Activities include making crafts, nature observations and starting a personal collection of natural items, among others.

A schedule of groups, dates and times is below.

  • Grades K-2 – March 16, 18; 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Grades 3-6 – March 15, 17 and 19; 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Grades 7-12 – March 15, 17 and 19; 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The K-2 Camp is $30 for the general public and $25 for museum members. The 3-6 and 7-12 Camps are $45 for the general public and $40 for museum members. Registration cost includes a private and secured Zoom link, packet mailed to the student’s residence with all items needed to complete all activities and expert-led classes.

For more information on the Junior Naturalist Camp and to register, visit the Alabama Museum of Natural History’s website.

Contact

Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, bryant.welbourne@ua.edu

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.