Junior Scientists

Get ready to see nature in a new, exciting way and learn about the many roles of a scientist! This week we’ll build an outdoor laboratory and come up with wild investigations as a group to answer questions like, “Why are some leaves green while others are not?” and “Why do beavers live in the water?” Join us in exploring the Hallam Lake Nature Preserve as a biologist, geologist, entomologist, botanist and more, all while conducting science investigations and projects outside! “Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little she achieves her work.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prerequisite – Kids must have completed Kindergarten to attend this class.
No camp on Friday, July 3, 2020.

Scholarship & Camp Information

What To Bring:

Pack a backpack with snack, lunch, reusable water bottle, rain jacket, warm layer, change of clothes, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toe sandals! Optional- closed-toed shoes/sandles for water exploration. Please leave electronics, candy, and toys at home.

How To Get There:

Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool to ACES at Hallam Lake whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.

BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: Fill out a Bike Board Card and add a sticker every time you come to Hallam Lake in something other than your own car. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including local gift certificates, bike accessories, and more. 

PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Hallam Lake visitors only. Please park efficiently. Drop-off overflow parking for Hallam Lake programs is available in the West End (2 hour free parking) with an easy walk down the stairs to the center. We are an IDLE FREE community. 


Wildlife and Science


Next Date:

Monday, June 29 - 9:30am to Thursday, July 2 - 3:30pm


Non-member price:
Member price:


1st and 2nd

Spots Available:

  • Class maximum: 14
  • Spots available: 0. There are currently no spots available, please add the class to your cart to join the waitlist.
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