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Alliances are hard to maintain in any galaxy. Deepen your understanding of the Star Wars universe by comparing intergalactic cultures to their counterparts on planet Earth. Discover how environmental factors impact cultural development, and design your own world—complete with its own society! Join with existing peoples of the Star Wars universe, and see if you can preserve the “Alliance” in a mock council meeting. Help us, “Padawans”—you are our only hope!

The last day to register for this camp is June 22, 2022.

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Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and more—they’ve all changed life on our planet over and over again. Discover how people and ecosystems have responded to extreme events throughout geologic time. Construct model lava flows, asteroid impacts, and volcanoes. Build a model city and put it to the test with a mega-quake-tsunami challenge on Friday.

The last day to register for this camp is July 6, 2022.

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Grab your passport and get ready for a trek through the foreign lands of the museum. Learn how to survive a night in the frozen arctic and how to stay cool in the heat of the Sahara. Discover cultural cuisine and taste test unusual foods from around the world. Navigate through Schenley Park using only a compass, and try your hand at games from all around the globe.

The last day to register for this camp is July 20, 2022.

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Learn survival and orienteering techniques that will help you find your way around. Survey the sky for navigational signs and learn how to properly use a map and compass. Investigate the survival adaptations of animals and develop your own safety skills. Discover treasures in and around the museum using handheld GPS units on a geocaching adventure. Put your newfound skills to the test on an extended day trip to Powdermill Nature Reserve, the museum’s environmental research center.

Day trip to Powdermill Nature Reserve: museum pick up at 6:30 p.m. Late afternoon snack provided.

The last day to register for this camp is August 3, 2022.

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From basic biology to high-tech sportswear, investigate how animals and people adapt to extreme environments. Find out how your own sensory systems and reflexes measure up to animal survival instincts. Improve your outdoor adventuring skills by learning about basic first aid, nutrition, and hydration needs for camping and hiking. Create a water purification system, and concoct the perfect trail mix for a day hike. Compare traditional fishing and hunting techniques across cultures, and hike the trails at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Field trip to Powdermill Nature Reserve: museum pick up at 6:30 p.m. Late afternoon snack provided.

The last day to register for this camp is August 3, 2022.

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