Gross Me Out!
August 12 - 16, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Are you intrigued by the nasty, icky, and disgusting parts of nature? Spend the week uncovering the science behind snot, the bacteria that live in our belly buttons, and gross creatures inside and outside our bodies. Campers conduct experiments to grow their own fungi, use Jell-O to model how flies vomit to eat food, concoct slimy “gack,” and explore the human digestive process. Bones and bodies at the Natural History Museum, insect-eating and poisonous plants at the U.S. Botanic Garden, and artworks made of some very unusual materials spark campers’ curiosity and inspire their experiments and creations. Campers share their own “Grossology” exhibit at the end of the week.