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Registration Begins February 3 for Summer Science Camps at Morton Arboretum

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More than 100 Morton Arboretum Summer Science Camps will provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) learning experiences from June 1 through August 14 for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. They are designed to spark a sense of discovery and appreciation for nature through science experiments, art and creative play, and inspire the next generation of conservationists, environmental scientists and outdoor enthusiasts.

Camps are offered as full- or half-day sessions. To fit parents’ schedules, the Arboretum will also offer options of morning supervised play from 8 to 9 a.m., supervised lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m., and afternoon supervised play from both 3 to 3:30 p.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m., for an additional fee.

New camp sessions include Pond Pals, STEAM: Faces of Nature, Camo Creatures, DIY Nature, Forest Escape, Hydro-Explorers, The Arb Rocks!, Walk in the Wild, Wetland Wonders and other sessions that delve into nature photography and teach survival skills.

Location: 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle. Cost: Weekly fees are $180 for members and $210 for nonmembers for half-day sessions, and $325 for members and $380 for nonmembers for full-day sessions. For more information or to register (beginning Feb. 3 and includes a Summer Science Camp T-shirt), call 630-719-2468 or visit (select Summer Science Camps).