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NEW: Holiday Hands-On Science

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 15th

During the upcoming holiday school vacations the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering NEW programs for children grades K – 6th.  The Holiday Hands-On Science camps are a great opportunity for parents to prepare for the holidays, while campers have fun engaging in holiday science, art and history with the Estates Wild Wizard.

The Estates Holiday Hands-On Science schedule includes:

• Fall into Fun – November 24 & 26, 9 AM – 4 PM
Hands-on science and activities based on the Thanksgiving holiday.  Students will create their own balloon float, challenge each other in boat races, learn about the Pilgrim’s voyage, discover what Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were up to the year President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, and many more fun-filled activities.  Cost:  two days:  Estates Members $70, non members $80; one day:  Estates Members $50; non members $55.

• Holiday Magic & Science – December 20 – 22, 9 AM – 4 PM
Take a trip to the past and learn how the Edison and Ford families celebrated the holidays.  Participants will make unique presents, cards, decorations, test toys and invent games as well as prepare for a blizzard while making snow cones, and engage in holiday science experiments.  On December 22nd, each hour, students will enjoy a different cultural New Year celebration from around the world!  Cost:  three days:  Estates Members $100, non members $115; one day:  Estates Members $50, non members $55.

• Spring into Science – April 25 – 29, 2011, 9 AM – 4 PM
Participants will go through the spectrum of science as they explore everything from plants and insects to slime and energy.  Students will become scientific explorers, racing to identify botanicals from around the world, grow their own mini gardens, as well as learn about light using both sides of their brains to create colorful sun catchers, paper flowers and much more.  Cost:  Estates Members $200; non members $230

Registration is required.  To register call the Estates Education Department at 239-334-7419.  All camps are based on Florida Sunshine State Standards.

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