Pacific Science Center Summer Camps

Pac Sci Summer Camps with UW Bothell

Pacific Science Center Summer Camps with UW Bothell

Grades K-8  |  Explore technology, engineering, chemistry, biology and more.

student wearing bunny ears looking at laptopUW Bothell Office of Research demonstrates commitment to inspiring the next generation by partnering with Pacific Science Center to bring high quality children's summer camps to campus. UW Bothell staff and researchers also develop camps for Pacific Science Center to offer at many locations in the Puget Sound area. This year's new camp has a special Bothell twist on art and science: Caws and Effect, a camp focused on crows and ravens for fourth and fifth graders.

Register for Summer Camps at pacsci.org/summer-camps.

 

 

About Pacific Science Center Summer Camps

UW Bothell Office of Research partners with Pacific Science Center to bring high quality children's summer camps offer on UW Bothell campus. UW Bothell staff and researchers also develop camps for Pacific Science Center to offer at many locations in the Puget Sound area. This year's new camp has a special Bothell twist on art and science: Caws and Effect, a camp focused on crows and ravens for fourth and fifth graders.

Who teaches the camps?

Enthusiastic undergraduate students teach and engage middle school students in a week of summer camp packed with fun and interesting learning experiences.   Campers come away with understandings of the bright and promising futures in science and technology that are open to them as well as the confidence to pursue their interests.

 

2019 Summer Camps Offered on UW Bothell Campus

*An asterisk indicates a camp developed by UW Bothell staff and researchers

August  5 - 9pacsci-summer-schedule

  • Grades K-1, Make Sense of It!
  • Grades 2-3, Robotic Rangers
  • Grades 4-5, Crows: Caws and Effect*
  • Grades 4-5, Weather or Not
  • Grades 6-8, VR Hackathon (Girls only)*
  • Grades 6-8, Zombie Survival School

August  12 - 16

  • Grades K-1, Starting from Scratch!
  • Grades 2-3, An Itsy Bitsy Adventure
  • Grades 4-5, Tech-Mate with Chess4Life
  • Grades 4-5, Get Set to be a Vet: Advanced
  • Grades 6-8, Java Coding and Video Games*
  • Grades 6-8, VR Hackathon*

August  19 - 23

  • Grades K-1, Heating Up!
  • Grades 2-3, Magician’s Dilemma
  • Grades 4-5, Amusement Park Physics
  • Grades 4-5, Lights, Camera, Animate!
  • Grades 6-8, Cyber Sleuths*
  • Grades 6-8, Java Coding and Video Games*

 

 

Camps developed by UW Bothell Staff and Researchers

These camps were developed by UW Bothell staff and researchers and are offered by Pac Sci at other locations and are not limited to UW Bothell.

graphic with crows flying away with W sign on campusNew! Crows: Caws and Effect

Grades 4 & 5
UW Bothell: August 5 - 9

Crows and ravens are smart, quirky, and mysterious.  UW Bothell is home to thousands of crows that roost on campus every night creating a unique environment for research and creative expression.  Join us for a week-long exploration that combines science, art and corvids.  Learn how crows and ravens communicate and use tools to gather food. Study their distinct anatomy, create crow-inspired artwork and discover their meanings in cultures around the globe.  How will these clever creatures inspire your curiosity? View the At-a-glance curriculum.


Cost: $410 | $380 Pacific Science Center Members

Register for Summer Camps at pacsci.org/summer-camps.

Cyber Sleuths

Grades 6 - 8
PacSci Seattle: July 29 - August 2
UW Bothell: August 19 - 23

Do you know just how much you share on social media? Data breaches, WiFi hacks and online security are daily news topics in our digital world! Assume the mantle of Cyber Sleuth as you learn how to protect your information. Find out how to encrypt data while exploring the legal and ethical issues around different types of hacking.
Cost: $590 | $560 Pacific Science Center Members

VR Hackathonstudent holding virtual reality goggles on head

Grades 6 - 8
UW Bothell: August 5 - 9 (girls only)
UW Bothell: August 12 - 16

Exercise your computer science skills as you explore the main concepts and development of virtual reality (VR). Collaborate to design custom environments and develop virtual worlds. Learn the main theory behind VR technology, practice Unity3D skills and reveal the realities that currently only exist in your imagination. Some coding experience advised, but not necessary to participate.
Cost: $590 | $560 Pacific Science Center Members

Java Coding & Video Games

Grades 6 - 8
PacSci Seattle: July 15 - 19 (Girls only)
UW Bothell: August 12 - 16
PacSci Seattle: August
19 - 23

/* If you wanted to create a video game, where would you start? A programming language is the first step to building your own fun and popular casual games. Work with computer science students from UW Bothell to design and play video games in this introductory-level programming camp. Explore STEM fields that use Java coding and put your skills to the test. Are you game? */
Cost: $590 | $560 Pacific Science Center Members

New! Crows: Caws and Effect Curriculumcollage with patterns of a crow

Monday Outline: Introduction to Crows, Habitat, and Journaling

  • Safety Talk
  • Expectations and Overview of the Week
  • Crows at UW Bothell
  • Differences Between Crows and Ravens
  • Introduction to Nature Journaling
  • New Art Technique! Sketching
  • New Art Technique! Frottage/Leaf Rubbings
  • Wetlands and Restoration Introduction
  • Nature Journaling time at the Boardwalk/UW Campus Wetlands
  • New Art Technique! Watercolors
  • New Art Style! Surrealism and Journal Decoration

Tuesday Outline: Anatomy and Life Cycle of Corvids/Birds

  • Head, Wings and Toes!watercolor-bookmarks.PNG
  • Corvid Family Lesson
  • External Crow Anatomy Lesson
  • Crow Anatomy Art Project
  • What do Feathers do? Learn about the three main feather types and drawing
  • Feather Bookmark
  • What’s Inside Counts: Bird Anatomy Compared to Humans
  • Skull Structure Lessonchick in nest bird painting
  • Skull Drawings
  • Crow Anatomy Group Art Project
  • Nature Walk and Bird Watching
  • Life Cycle of Crows Lesson
  • Chicks and Parents Photo Painting - Mixed Media Lesson

Wednesday Outline: Natural History and Personifying Corvids

  • What are Fossils?black-raven-native-american-art-by-Yukie-Adams.PNG
  • Paint Your Own Fossil Bag
  • Personifying Animals Introduction
  • Crow Charades
  • Crow Personality Writing Warm Up (poetry forms)
  • Crow Myths from Around the World
  • Crow-llective Group Feather Collage
  • Corvid Morphology – Interesting Crow Features
  • Personification Artwork – Collage
  • Story Time Writing (short story)
  • Crow and Raven Myth Skits - Prep
  • Crow and Raven Myth Skits – Performance

Thursday Outline: Communication and Intellectvideo-capture-of-crows-on-rooftop

  • Intelligent Animals Check In
  • How Do you Measure intelligence?
  • Memory Puzzle Game
  • Animal Videos: Instinct vs Intellect
  • Caw-munication Lesson – Focus on Dr. Wacker's research observing how crows communicate on UWB rooftops.
  • Are You Smarter than a Crow? Trivia Game
  • Crow Mask Study - UW researcher Dr. Marzluff discovers crows can pass knowledge onto other crows.
  • Paint Bird Feeder Components for Friday
  • Crow-munication Relay Game, campers use several different forms of communication, besides just speech
  • Art Lesson: Color Theory, Tints, Hues, Shades, and Tonescorvids eat a variety of foods
  • Nature Journaling Time

Friday Outline: Watershed and Habitat Awareness

  • Watershed Introduction
  • Nature Walk: Human Effects on Environment
  • Crows and Hunters Game
  • Bird Beak Buffet Introduction: What and How Birds Eat
  • Bird Beak Buffet Activity
  • Finish Bird Feeder
  • Nature Journaling Time/Open Art Time
  • Crow Skits: Good Morning Ameri-caw – Prep
  • Crow Skits: Good Morning Ameri-caw – Performance
    parents are invited to watch!

 

To read more about crows the UW Bothell campus, visit https://www.uwb.edu/visitors/crows.