Summer Discovery, Fantastic Caverns summertime program

Summer Discovery, Fantastic Caverns' summertime program

Fantastic Caverns to have the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield to participate in their Summer Discovery program.

The Arc of the Ozarks of Monett and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield will visit Fantastic Caverns on May 25th at 10 am and noon to participate in a rehearsal of the Summer Discovery program. Individuals involved in The Arc of the Ozarks' Day Program and kids participating in three of the four units of Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield will assist the Fantastic Caverns Science Program team in the implementation of a special science and history program at the Springfield attraction.

About Fantastic Caverns Summer Discovery

Summer Discovery includes the all-riding cave tour as well as a paleontology dig and an early-man hunting lesson. This is a 90-minute learning experience with 30 minutes of hands-on, touchable activities at the cave's Outdoor Classroom. The program directly applies to Missouri history and geology. Missouri caves are comprised of limestone and include the fossilized remains of numerous pre-historic creatures that once lived here.

At the paleontological dig, participants will excavate and identify recreated fossils of a mastodon. They will learn about the now extinct megafauna - its physical features, habitat, and range. Participants will also be given the opportunity to hone mastodon hunting skills using an atlatl; a spear throwing tool available to early man.

One of the most important parts of incorporating a non-traditional classroom setting into a genuine learning experience is the total involvement of all of the students. Summer Discovery is a hands-on, themed educational program designed for summer schools, scouts, and other groups. This "rehearsal" event allows the team at Fantastic Caverns to "fine-tune" the program for the upcoming season while providing a unique educational experience for The Arc of the Ozarks and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield.

This limited summer program is available daily at 10 am and noon, June 1 through August 31.

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