The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation Celebrate the Culmination of ESTEAM Summer Camp
WHAT This event will celebrate the culmination of NHMLA’s summer long partnership with the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation's Environment, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (ESTEAM) summer camp, which reached 700 campers throughout five County districts.
Since 2017, NHMLA has partnered with the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation to help develop a new summer camp experience. Staff from the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation and NHMLA worked as a team to incorporate ESTEAM elements for campers—who learn about nature, the environment, and community science in their neighborhood parks and natural areas. NHMLA staff also provided additional resources for park staff to implement activities, including trainings, and coordinated NHMLA scientists to visit parks to speak with campers. NHMLA’s Mobile Museum also made an appearance during “Park After Dark” events.
This year, ESTEAM camps were hosted at 17 parks across Los Angeles– double the number as last year! Campers had the opportunity to explore the
outdoors, find insects, learn about dinosaurs and space, discover the mysteries of the oceans, and create their own science projects.
WHEN Tuesday, July 31, 2018
10 am - Campers arrive
10:30 am - Program begins on South lawn
10:45 am - Brief testimonials from 5 campers
11 am - Distribution of certificates and photo opportunity
11:45 am - Program concludes, campers eat lunch and then explore the Museum
3 pm - Campers go back to their parks
WHERE Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exhibition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
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NHMLA The Natural History Family of Museums includes NHMLA, the La Brea Tar
Pits and Museum (Hancock Park/Mid-Wilshire), and the William S. Hart Museum (Newhall, California). The Family of Museums serves more than 1.2 million visitors annually, and it is a national leader in research, exhibitions, and education. NHMLA was the first dedicated museum building in Los Angeles, opening its doors in 1913, and has since amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history—more than 35 million objects. NHMLA is the only natural history museum in the world today that incorporates on- and offsite nature exploration, local wildlife inventories, a slate of community science programs, and active research into a museum paradigm that once focused on the past, but increasingly addresses the present and the future.
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