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Summer 2014

Science Saturday - Get into Geocaching!

June 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visitors of all ages can participate in this real-world treasure hunt, using GPS units to track caches (which are hidden all around us) and become part of the culture of 6 million geocachers worldwide. The museum's mineral collection and Earth science displays will be open for browsing throughout the morning; workshops begin next door at the Rinker Environmental Learning Center at 10:30 and 11:30. (Participants are encouraged to bring personal GPS units, but there will be some to share. There are also free GPS apps available online.)

Summer @ Stetson - Outdoor kids' classes at the Gillespie, June 23-27

As a center for STEM education, the Gillespie Museum receives thousands of young scientists who visit each year for programs in geology, Florida ecology and environmental studies. The adjacent Rinker Environmental Learning Center provides opportunities for community gardening, native plant restoration projects and other outdoor activities.

Important information:

  • Ages: 10 to 14 years old
  • Dates:
    • June 9-13 (closed)
    • June 23-27 (space still available)
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Cost: $45 per day or $200 for the full week
  • Location: DeLand campus - Gillespie Museum
  • Contact: Boundless Learning at 386-822-7369

Each course is limited to 20 students per day.

Additional information

2014 Event Archive

Science Saturday, Apr. 12

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Earth Day at the Gillespie

Join us for our annual Earth Day celebration. Stetson's Environmental Coalition will be featured in a morning of earth-friendly workshops, activities, food and music.

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Photos from the event


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