This week's theme was Planet Pals and campers at Great Explorations explored the earth and the sun, the weather, our natural resources and recycling.
While our daily rain showers sometimes interfere with our outside activities, they also help things grow.
Finally it was time to add very special UV-reactive beads to their bracelets. Not only are they cool and beautiful, but they also will help keep campers' skin safe. When the beads change color in the sun, the UV rays are strong enough to burn their skin - time to apply sunscreen or cover up!
Even in the Sunshine State we see a lot of different kinds of weather. Campers made weather wheels to keep track of what weather they observed each day.
Speaking of pets, they are an important part of our planet too! Campers made plant and animal mosaics.
The campers' exploration of wind started with decorating wooden garden-themed pinwheels and then tied in to the presentation from Pinellas Solid Waste Management as a way to start understanding wind as a renewable energy resource.
As you can see, campers at Great Ex have a lot of opportunities to be creative, express themselves, and have fun, whether it's in the classroom or in the museum!
The creative fun and learning at Great Explorations Summer Camp is possible with the Support of Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.
Stay tuned next week for Mystery in the Museum!