“Go Wild With Science” is the theme for this summer’s SCORE science camps, whose online registration opens March 1.
The camps will be held the week of June 8-12. SCORE stands for Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences.
Parents can register online or by filling out the registration form and returning it to Linda Lakey, registration chairman. Camp Director Marla Smith said online registrations are preferred.
SCORE 2015 brochures will be given to each student in Chase, Dundy, and Perkins Counties. Parents may also register their child by filling out the application form on the brochure.
Smith said camps fill up quickly and there is limited space. Early registration is encouraged, Smith said.
A child may be put on a waiting list, but SCORE seldom has cancellations, Smith said. Registration fees are returned for cancellations.
Cost of the camp for all participants in grades 1-6 is $110. Campers need to register for the grade they are presently in for the 2014-15 school year.
Final registration day will be Monday, June 1. There is an additional $10 fee after June 1 to register providing there is room in the camp, she said.
Here is the camp date schedule:
Grades 1-2—June 8, 9, 10
Grades 5-6—June 8, 9, 10
Grades 3-4—June 10, 11, 12
Time for sessions each day will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. MT
Wildlife Encounters of Gretna will present programs with live exotic animals on Wednesday of SCORE week and will be featured in an evening open house, “Animals Around the World.” They will also introduce students to the “Wonders of the Rainforest” in small group sessions June 9 and 11. Programs will include live animals, she said.
Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery will present three programs on Wednesday, June 10, including the open house.
Riverside Zoo returns to SCORE with three programs, June 9-11. They will also be bringing live animals and biofacts from African animals.
Other programs will feature Dr. Dennis Ferraro, Khoreen Vetter and Mark Brogie.
Dr. Ferraro, a herpetologist, will provide programs June 8 -11 and will again bring many of his amphibian and reptile specimens.
Khoreen Vetter, who recently moved to Tampa, Fla., and now works for Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, is also returning to SCORE, Smith said.
Vetter has taught at SCORE since her senior year in high school.
“We are thrilled she is taking her week’s vacation to spend with us,” Smith said.
Brogie has been an instructor since SCORE began in 1989. Over the years, Brogie has taught a wide variety of programs.
His “Birds of Nebraska” sessions will engage campers in many aspects of birding, including netting and banding birds along with other activities throughout the week.
Dr. Ferraro, Vetter and Brogie will present at the open house June 10.
Other news articles will highlight other scientists, instructors and programs scheduled for “Go Wild With Science.”
Smith said the website has more information on programming, updates and schedules as they are subject to change: www.scorecamp.com.
Anyone who would like to volunteer, provide snacks or meals, provide guest lodging, provide a scholarship for a student or wishes to donate to the CCS Education Foundation/SCORE camps, contact Marla Smith at:
or Kim Spady at: