Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day Camp: Bean Life Science Museum

The fun at Day Camp continued Tuesday with the first field trip of the year.  Eager campers boarded United Way buses for the short trip to the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum on the campus of Brigham Young University.  According to the museum’s web site, the Bean Museum opened to the public in 1978 and is accredited by the American Association of Museums, a distinguished honor.  In addition to collections of plants and animals made available for researchers, the museum has many public exhibits and educational programs.

The Day Camp group was treated to the Ecosystems Show, a live animal show where students learn about different ecosystems and how animals adapt to their environments.  Our show was presented by Kira, an educator at the museum.  Throughout her presentation, she answered campers’ questions and did a great job of keeping them engaged in the program.

The highlight of the program was the live animal portion.  Campers got to see a frog and touch a turtle and a snake.  Some campers were more enthusiastic than others. 

After the presentation, campers were encouraged to wander around the museum and look at the exhibits.  Both campers and volunteers enjoyed themselves.

Thanks to Kira and the Bean Museum for a wonderful field trip!  For more information on the museum, visit their web site.  

Find more photos from our trip to the Bean Museum on our Facebook page.

Photos by Mark Hartman

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