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Students from Milan explore the worlds of Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones

Students attending Milan Elementary School and Milan Middle School learned the processes of paleontology and archeology while also improving their puzzle-solving skills.

Photo provided by Genesis

(Milan, IN) – Genesis: Pathways to Success, in collaboration with Milan CARES, continued its A Summer of STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math) this week with Jurassic Jones Camp.

Students attending Milan Elementary School and Milan Middle School learned the processes of paleontology and archeology while also improving their puzzle-solving skills.

On the first day of camp, the younger students were given a chalk egg and asked to cut into it to reveal the dinosaur inside. After finding their dinosaur, students learned the name and facts about them.

The older students completed a mock dig where they dug up plastic dinosaur bones from sand, assembled their findings into a skeleton and decorated it with clay.

On day two of the Jurassic Jones camp, students delved into the Indiana Jones universe through an escape room, an obstacle course and Boulder Dash, a recreation of the iconic bouldering chase.

On the third and final day, students brought their scientific and artistic minds together by creating and designing a working volcano out of cardboard, newspaper and string.

The students designed a bridge that could hold 100 cents of popsicle sticks.

Each of these activities challenged the students to use a different set of skills, such as critical thinking and communication, to complete their tasks.