WHITEVILLE – The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville will offer Dragonfly Detectives Day Camp Aug. 17 -21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dragonfly Detectives is a fun and inquiry-based science day camp. Participants will meet at the museum and will travel to Lake Waccamaw State Park to study dragonflies, water quality and weather in the field. They will also learn about aquatic systems, animal migrations, dragonfly identification, careers in science and other topics while doing a variety of fun, educational activities in the park. At the end of the week each participant will take home a toolkit to continue their investigations on their own. Lunch and transportation are provided. Call or email to register. Space is limited.
For more information or to sign up for the Dragonfly Detectives Day Camp, or about doing this as an afterschool program, contact Meghan Barron at 910-914-4185 or [email protected]
Dragonfly Detectives was designed as an afterschool program and is being offered throughout North Carolina. For an overview of the program visit https://dragonflydetectives.wordpress.com/. Dragonfly Detectives is made possible thanks to a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and is in partnership with the NC State Parks and the NC Center for Afterschool Programs. “By investing in science education, we are looking to the future for the next generation of scientific leaders,” said Burroughs Wellcome Fund President John E. Burris. “The Student Science Enrichment Program helps develop the joy of curiosity and discovery so crucial to the research enterprise.”
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Student Science Enrichment Program awards grants that support informal education outside of the traditional classroom time. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is a private foundation in Research Triangle Park.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville is located at 415 South Madison St., downtown Whiteville. The Museum, based in Columbus County, serves the southeastern region of North Carolina and is an extension of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.