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May 25, 2018
Did you know that at least 12 shipwrecks – each hundreds of years old – lie off of Florida’s coasts? Did you know the Florida Everglades is the largest designated wilderness in the eastern United States, home to 13 endangered and 10 threatened species? From the ocean floor to wetland swamps, take a walk on the wild side this summer during the History Center’s “ Wild Florida ” History Adventure Camp.
Archeologists, historians and other Florida experts will help campers discover the beauty and complexity of Florida’s unique natural environment, its prehistoric past and present-day challenges through hands-on learning experiences in a small-group setting.
Campers will explore the History Center’s brand-new “Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates and Explorers” gallery and learn how to map historic storms and how real-life archaeologists scour the ocean floor searching for long-lost Spanish galleons.
“Our camps are uniquely focused on our community and on Florida,” said Amanda Hoffman, the History Center’s youth programs coordinator. “With our galleries and artifacts, we’re able to create experiences for campers that highlight where they live. They learn about Florida’s culture, the people that are here today and those that were here in the past. It’s something you can only find at the History Center.”
The History Center’s Adventure Camps include behind-the-scenes museum tours, outdoor activities and interactions with real historians and experts.
Designed for middle school-aged children ages 12-14, Wild Florida is a 3-day camp, July 10-12.
If Wild Florida doesn’t wow you, check out the History Center’s other Adventure Camps like Create Tampa, where campers take on a variety of hands-on maker space activities and innovative art projects. Or join The History Sense and unleash your senses by tricking your taste buds and getting hands-on with history!