Summer is coming and HSC is the coolest
place to be! This summer, seven
different camps are planned to offer
variety for everyone in the family.
Build a robot, launch a high altitude
balloon, view the beauty of nature
through the camera lens, explore the
universe, or learn how stuff works!
Pre-Registration is required for all
camps. Full payment and registration
forms are due on the Monday preceding
the first Monday of camp week.
Before and After camp care is available
at a rate of $10 per hour. We will offer
Before Care starting at 8am and After
Care until 5:30. Children will be
allowed on the exhibit floor during
these times under the supervision of a
Members save 10% on all camps. Partial
financial scholarships may be available
for qualified campers, please call
444-4472 or stop in for an application.
Images from summer camps past. Summer
camps 2013 are shaping up to be the best
Here are the offerings for the exciting
Tots - N-
June 17 to
young scientists ages 3 to
6. A Parent must accompany
their camper. 10 to 11:30am
June 17 to
science camp for kids Star
Lab, crazy chemistry and
abound! Ages 6 to 9. 1 to
June 24 to
weather and climate and
launch a high-altitude
balloon. Ages 8 to 13. 9am
July 9 to
camera and learn about
technique and more in a fun
environment. Ages 10 to 14.
10am to 2pm.
July 15 to
This year the
robots will be bigger and
smart than ever. Cap the
week with a friendly
competition. Ages 8 to 13,
10am to 2pm.
July 29 to
engineering from real
engineers, go on a field
trip and build your own
contraption. Ages 8 to 13,
9am to 2pm.
August 5 to 9
our theme: embark on a quest
to explore the earth! Ages 6
to 12. 9am to 3:30pm. Get
all the details online at
call (800) 968-4332.
and Minerals Workshop June 17 and 18,
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
properties of rocks and minerals and how
they are classified and identified will
be explored with Dr. Bob Melchior, a professional
geologist, during this 2-day workshop.
The first day will be inside at
Headwaters Science Center and the second
day will be a field trip to learn about
geological and glacial features of the
It is suitable for anyone 13 years of
age or older that is curious about rocks
and minerals. No previous experience is
Cost is $75.00 which includes all
course manuals and supplies. Lunch will
be provided both days. Partial
scholarships are available. Call
Playful Elements June 22, 2013 - A
Picnic in the Street
Come one come all to downtown
Bemidji for an afternoon of family
fun. Headwaters Science Center is
celebrating "Playful Elements",
the fourth event in our "Elements
of Our Future" 2012-2013
fundraising series; the periodic
table of elements is the common theme of
all the events.
June 22, 2013 from 11 am to 3 pm
In Bemidji on 4th
Street between Beltrami and
Minnesota Avenues (the street will
be closed to traffic)
BBQ and hotdogs with beans
and coleslaw, served
between 11 am and 1 pm
(free-will donation available,
all proceeds going to Headwaters
Family-oriented activities on
the street will include:
(thanks to R
We are seeking volunteers to help
with this event; come out and serve your
community in a fun and rewarding way! To
volunteer for this event contact our
volunteer coordinator, Megann Long
Voelkner. You can
do this online right now by clicking
and Boy Scout Activities
Scout Leadersare you interested in
bringing your troop to the Science Center for an outing? We have
group rates for the exhibit floor and programs and
activities geared to fulfilling badge requirements. Topics
available include stars and sky, weather, senses, animals and,
of course, science!
Snake Feeding at HSC
Always a big hit with guests, the
snakes at HSC are fed every other Saturday at 3:00 pm.
You are invited to observe this informative demonstration and learn
about these interesting, but often maligned animals.
Why are they fed only every other
week? What do they eat? How are snakes adapted allowing them to
swallow food that just seems too big?
Please check the
calendar to see the Saturdays scheduled for feeding the snakes
and all other activities.
This is a portable planetarium where people observe the night sky at any
time of the day! Learn about stars, constellations and planets and how
they appear in the night sky on any day and hour of the year. With
starlab, up to 20 star-gazers can study subjects ranging from
constellations of different cultures, the positions and motions of
planets, telling time with the stars, navigating by the sky, cycles of
the sun and moon, the reason for seasons and other facets of astronomy.
See the Starlab
home page for detailed information. Ages 8 and up.