Winter Camp H2O: Daily Activities

December 21

Grades K-2: Got Backbone?
Imagine having your skeleton outside your body. How about not having a skeleton at all? How would your body be shaped? How would you move around or find food? Where would you live? These are but some of the questions your camper will answer through hands-on activities and insightful interactions! Campers will be able to investigate how some of our spineless wonders move, eat, and find shelter in a watery world.
Galleries included: Coldwater Quest and Tropical Diver

Grades 3-5: Got Backbone?
Did you know that 97% of the animal species in the world do not have a backbone? Many of these spineless wonders live throughout our one world ocean. From jellies and sea stars to enormous Japanese spider crabs! How do we classify these incredibly diverse creatures? Campers will have fun while engaging in hands-on activities to explore how scientists classify such a wide variety of aquatic animals.
Galleries included: Coldwater Quest and Tropical Diver

December 22

Grades K-2: Oceans Alive!
From the seashore to the deepest depths, oceans are home to some of the most diverse life on the planet. There are big animals and little ones; long and short ones, brightly-colored and dull ones, and those that just lay on the bottom while others never stop swimming. Come swim with the fishes and discover why our Ocean Voyager exhibit is called the largest aquatic exhibit in the world!
Galleries included: Ocean Voyager

Grades 3-5: Oceans Alive!
The ocean covers almost 71% of the planet Earth. No wonder our ocean supports a vast diversity of life and ecosystems! What does a Whale shark and a Wobbegong have in common? Is there really safety in numbers? How much water is really in our Ocean Voyager habitat? All this and more is waiting for you to discover below the surface. Galleries included: Ocean Voyager

December 23

Grades K-2: In Our Backyard
Have you ever wondered where the rain goes after it falls in your backyard? It flows into creeks and streams then into rivers, and finally the ocean! How does this affect alligators and other animals in local Georgia waters? Come with us as we explore the different habitats of Georgia and discover some of the hidden wonders of the Southeast.
Galleries included: River Scout

Grades 3-5: In Our Backyard
From a tiny spring to a roaring river, one drop of water sets out on an incredible journey from land to sea. Investigate the power of water as it moves through our rivers, lakes, streams and all the way to the Georgia coast. Explore some of the amazing adaptations Georgia animals have developed to survive.
Galleries included: River Scout

December 28

Grades K-2: By the Seashore
Explore the most diverse habitat in the ocean, the Coral Reef! Can you imagine a fish that looks like a bird? Why are there so many colors in the reef? Come and discover the amazing and spectacular animals that live together in these undersea neighborhoods.
Galleries included: Tropical Diver

Grades 3-5: By the Seashore
Coral reefs habitats represent one of the most diverse and important ecosystems on Earth. Still, coral reefs represent less than 2% of the planet's habitats! What can you do on land to protect these safe havens for marine species? With hands-on investigations, campers will explore what makes a healthy and diverse ecosystem for a coral reef and how we can protect it.
Galleries included: Tropical Diver

December 29

Grades K-2: Fur, Feathers, Scales and Tails
Do turtles really have cold blood? Why do otters need so much fur? Why do alligators lay in the sun? Discover where our mammals and reptiles live, what they eat, and how they stay warm in their different habitats.
Galleries included: Ocean Voyager, River Scout and Coldwater Quest

Grades 3-5: Fur, Feathers, Scales and Tails
Does body temperature really matter? Why are there no snakes at the North Pole? How would you stay warm in the Arctic Ocean? Investigate the different adaptations that Beluga whales, sea turtles, and other marine species have in order to survive in extreme habitats!
Galleries included: Ocean Voyager, River Scout and Coldwater Quest

December 30

Grades K-2: Oceans Alive!
From the seashore to the deepest depths, oceans are home to some of the most diverse life on the planet. There are big animals and little ones; long and short ones, brightly-colored and dull ones, and those that just lay on the bottom while others never stop swimming. Come swim with the fishes and discover why our Ocean Voyager exhibit is called the largest aquatic exhibit in the world!
Galleries included: Ocean Voyager

Grades 3-5: Oceans Alive!
The ocean covers almost 71% of the planet Earth. No wonder our ocean supports a vast diversity of life and ecosystems! What does a Whale shark and a Wobbegong have in common? Is there really safety in numbers? How much water is really in our Ocean Voyager habitat? All this and more is waiting for you to discover below the surface.
Galleries included: Ocean Voyager