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Science & Discovery Center offers farm camp

At farm camp, campers get to see animals up close and personal (WJHG).
At farm camp, campers get to see animals up close and personal (WJHG).(WJHG)
Published: Jun. 11, 2020 at 7:33 AM CDT
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As the state continues to reopen, summer camps are now allowed to operate. It didn't take long for the Science & Discovery Center to reach capacity.

Brooke and Brent Garrett are two of the campers learning all about farm animals this week.

"It's been awesome," Brooke Garrett said.

The hands-on camp allows children to see farm animals up close and personal.

"Petting the animals, the chicken, it was so soft," Brent Garrett said.

Chickens, pigs, sheep, a donkey and goats will be introduced this week, animals kids don't normally get to see.

"I don't think a lot of kids know about farming and it's one of those things you don't get an education in school, for the most part, so bring the things that they don't get exposed to in school and bring it here and make it fun," Operations Director at the Science & Discovery Center Michelle Smith said.

Campers are also learning about where food comes from and the importance of farming and animal care.

"When you think about science, you think about school wor,k and we don't want it to sound like school work, we want the fun to be brought into it," Smith said. "We try to do that with all of the weeks that we have."

While school is out, the Science & Discovery Center's goal is to continue education, getting kids out of the house.

"It's fun because we have other people to play with," Brooks Garrett said.

Camps this year look a little different with the pandemic. Less kids are in each camp to maintain social distancing guidelines, but there's more staff to help with safety precautions. Having fun is still the top priority.

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