Summer Camps for Middle and High School Students

NEW! Earth Science Summer Camps for Middle and High Schoolers 

In summer 2019, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History partners with the Sternberg Museum of Natural History to offer two field camps focused on the geology and paleontology of the Pacific Northwest. Get in on this unique opportunity to work with professional scientists and gain field experience while examining Earth science up close!    

2018 High School paleontology campHigh School Camp 
Sunday, June 23 through Friday, July 5 
Head out for a two-week trek into Oregon and Southwest Washington and explore the volcanic geology of the Pacific Northwest! Campers will work with professional volcanologists (volcano scientists) at real field research sites—exploring geologic forms, tools used to conduct research, and data collection methods. We'll visit eruptive sites from massive lava floods, examine the cores of long-dead volcanoes, and make stops at the world-famous Crater Lake and Mount St. Helens volcanic sites. On campus at the University of Oregon, campers will learn how scientists investigate volcanic geoscience in lab facilities.

Tuition is $2,050 for MNCH members and $2270 for the public. Learn more and register early!


Middle School Camp 
Sunday, June 23 through Friday, June 28
Trek across the state of Oregon, through eons of evolution, and from ancient rainforests and prairies to the Pacific Ocean! Campers will work with University of Oregon paleontologists as they explore 50 million years of fossil plants and animals at John Day National Monument, a site world-famous for its incredible record of ancient life. While there, campers will get to meet National Park Service paleontologists and visit a variety of real fossil sites.

Tuition is $625 for MNCH members and $700 for the public. Learn more and register early to secure your child's spot!   

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