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Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea Students Join Summer Camp at Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science welcomed 14 special campers in early June as part of a collaboration with The GES Coalition serving the Globeville, Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods. In order to attend camp, kids wrote essays explaining their interest in nature and science and why they wanted to go to camp.

Eyan, a young participant from The GES Coalition in northeast Denver wrote in his essay, “I like to learn what things are made of; building them helps me.”

Campers in the animal camp got to see “Wild Africa 3D” in the Museum’s IMAX theater and meet live animals across the Museum, including a chameleon, turtles and hissing cock roaches.

 

Photo credit: GES Coalition

Campers in the engineering camp viewed “Dream Big 3D,” an inspiring story about how engineers are changing the world for the better, build bridges, and design and build structures and see how they stood up to naturals forces like earth quakes and high winds.

The GES Coalition summer camp program is one example of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s participation in the redevelopment of the National Western Complex through programming with the Globeville, Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods.