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Ready the summer camps of Paleontology, Archaeology for the summer 2021

Ready the summer camps of Paleontology, Archaeology for the summer 2021

Fossils and rocks testify how Sardinia is one of the most ancient lands in Europe, the archaeological findings how it is rich in history! An army of researchers must be formed to shed light on our past.

Fossils and rocks testify how Sardinia is one of the most ancient lands in Europe, the archaeological findings how it is rich in history! An army of researchers must be formed to shed light on our past.

The Little Paleontologist and Little Archaeologist Summer Camp, lasting one, three or six days, is the ideal study holiday for children with a passion for science, fossils, paleontology and archaeology, who want to deepen their passion. An alternative way to study the archaeology and paleontology of Sardinia.

The young researchers, equipped with the kit of the small paleontologist or archaeologist, follow a training course based on the game, carrying out activities in the field under the guidance of a real paleontologist or archaeologist and operators specialized in education.

Treasure hunt in the Giara Park
Treasure hunt in the Giara Park

Where the summer camps take place

The summer camp takes place in the centre of Sardinia, in Genoni, at the PARC, the Civic Museum of the Giara Horse, the Geosito“Cava di Duidduru” and the Park of the Giara.

What to do at the summer camp of the small Paleontologist

At PARC the children discover geological eras, learn how to prepare a fossil, work on geological specimens. At GeoSite we apply the theory learned at the paleontological museum and recognize fossils studied at the museum.
In addition, to conclude the route as real paleontologists we organize an excavation in the countryside in search of fossils.

What to do at the summer camp of the little Archaeologist

In the archaeological section of the museum you can learn the techniques of construction of bronze statues, discover the secrets of the ancient Nuragic people and then apply them in the educational laboratory of the museum. Reconstructing the timeline and designing bronzes puts kids in the shoes of the little archaeologist. To conclude the didactic activity as real archaeologists we will carry out the simulation of an excavation and analysis of the stratigraphy.

What the summer camp includes and age of admission

  • Small paleontologist/archaeologist kit
  • Lunch/water/juice
  • Presence of the palaeontologist/archaeologist
  • Assistance of operators for museum didactic services and tourist guides
  • Presence of operators and monitoring of children 24 h on 24

Theage of participation in the camps is from 7 to 12 years, and on request, from 12 to 14 years. The activities differ in content and complexity of topics. The teaching methodology, for both age groups is based on play, on active and dynamic participation in the workshops, stimulating children’s curiosity and building a lasting knowledge.

Where to sleep during the summer camp

Overnight stays and meals for multi-day camps are provided by theAgriturismo and educational farm Cuaddus e Tellas in the locality of Priluzza in Genoni.

When to attend the summer camp

Summer camps are scheduled for every week from mid-June through September, see below the calendar with scheduled dates.

The minimum number for the realization is 8 children. With a pre-established group of 8 children, the camp can be organized on any day of the week.

Explanation at the paleontology summer camp
Explanation at the paleontology summer camp

Calendar of one-day camps

The one-day summer camps are always set on Saturdays, but if a group of at least 8 children is created, they can be organized on other days as well.

One-day summer camps are confirmed when the minimum number of 8 registrants is reached. Once the minimum number is reached the campus appears as confirmed.

One-day camps can be held on any day of a three- or six-day camp. Again, places are limited.

Calendar of three-day camps

The three-day summer camps are always scheduled from Monday to Wednesday and start with a minimum number of 8 children. Once the number is reached the campus appears as confirmed.

Campus June 2021

From 07 to 09/06/2021 – Paleontology summer camp;
From 21 to 23/06/2021 – Archaeology summer camp;
From 28/06 to 30/06/2021 – Paleontology summer camp;

Campus July 2021 (every week)

From 05 to 07/07/2021 – Summer Campus of Archaeology;
From 19 to 21/07/2021 – Paleontology Summer Campus;
From 26 to 28/07/2021 – Summer Campus of Archaeology;

Campus August 2021 (every week)

From 04 to 04/08/2021 – Paleontology Summer Campus;
From 09 to 11/08/2021 – Archaeology Summer Campus;
From 23 to 25/08/2021 – Paleontology Summer Campus;
From 30/08 to 01/09/2021 – Paleontology Summer Campus;

Campus September 2021

From 06 to 08/10/2021 – Paleontology Summer Campus;

Calendar of one week camps

From 14 to 19/06/2021 – Paleontology and Archaeology Summer Campus (1 WEEK);
From 12 to 17/07/2021 – Paleontology and Archaeology Summer Campus (1 WEEK);
From 16/08 to 21/08/2021 – Paleontology and Archaeology Summer Campus (1 WEEK);

Cost of summer camps

The cost of the one-day camp is €35 per child and includes:

  • Lunch
  • 2 Snacks
  • small archaeologist/paleontologist kit

The cost of the three-day camp is € 195 per child (€ 190 each for double enrolment in the same family, e.g. siblings) and includes:

  • 3 lunch (some may be packed)
  • 6 snacks
  • 2 dinners
  • 2 nights
  • small archaeologist/paleontologist kit
  • Continuous presence of educators/operators

The cost of the six-day camp is € 385 per child (€ 380 each for double enrolment in the same family, e.g. siblings) and includes:

  • 6 lunch (may be packed)
  • 12 snacks
  • 5 dinners
  • 5 nights
  • small archaeologist and paleontologist kit
  • Continuous presence of educators/operators

How to book a summer camp

Contact us for more information and details:
+393391676863 also via WhatsApp
[email protected]

Buy the field online
Visit the page dedicated to operators
Special prices for municipalities, toy libraries and social services wishing to book summer camps
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VIDEO: Preparation and cleaning of a fossil for exhibition at the PARC Museum of Genoni

VIDEO: Preparation and cleaning of a fossil for exhibition at the PARC Museum of Genoni

How to reach the PARC Museum of Genoni

How to reach the PARC Museum of Genoni

Reviews

Reviews

5/5

My son participated in the summer camp week of paleontology and archaeology, a wonderful experience, has already asked to be able to go again next year, excellent people who make the children feel at ease.

5/5

Our 7 year old had a great time between anthropology lessons, hikes, games and experiments.
It's a good choice to spend some days in company, with educators able to deal with scientific topics at first sight difficult with great involvement and preparation.
Experience definitely to be repeated, highly recommended.

5/5

This is the third time our daughter has participated in summer camps, always with great enthusiasm and satisfaction. The staff is very well prepared both on the topics covered that is management of children. We adults have enjoyed, at the same time, visits to the giara and the local museums. Guides prepared and very nice. Thanks to all... There will definitely be the fourth time 😀

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Places to see in Genoni

Museum of the Giara Horse

The Giara horses Museum

Ethnographic museum with a section dedicated to the Park and the Giara horse. The museum is illustrated thanks to the works of the artist Pia Valentinis.

Overview with the geosite and the hill of Santu Antine

Geosito
Duidduru Quarry

A rare geo-palaeontological site with a fossilised seabed dating back to the Miocene that shows us Sardinia as it was more than 20 million years ago.

Giara Horse

Park of the Giara

Part of the Giara falls within the territory of Genoni. A little-known area with spectacular places of interest, such as the viewpoint of Zeppara Manna and the pools of water (paulis).

Former Convent of the Friars Minor Observant

Former Convent of the Friars Minor

The former convent is a monastic structure dating back to 1600, extremely suggestive, where you can retrace the history of the Franciscan friars in Sardinia.