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June - July - August
PSU Campus and beyond

Want to know what's happening at Plymouth State University this summer for you and your family to enjoy?

Learn about the Ice Age and Glacial Processes in the classroom, then go out in the field to discover evidence for the former presence of the giant ice mass in the Plymouth and Rumney area.

Participate in an interactive workshop reviewing the history of Ossipee Mountain Park (now Castle in the Clouds) in Moultonboro, NH, and visit the beautiful waterfalls, trails, and lake and mountain views.

We offer science camps for boys and girls, writing camps for older children, athletic camps, piano monster camps, theater performances, music performances, and much, much more. Click on the link below for a full list of our summer programs.

Hope to see you around campus!

Jun ’12
9:00 am

June 29       Weather and Climate of the High Elevations of the White Mountains
Eric Hoffman
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Do you ever wonder why the weather at the top of the mountain is different from the bottom? Why is it colder, windier, and cloudier up there?  Why are the trees a different species, shorter and shaped differently?

If you are interested in exploring the answers to these questions and others, join Camp PSU for a hands-on learning experience. The day will begin with an introduction to basic mountain weather concepts, the opportunity to learn to use a hand-held weather station, and a visit to the weather lab at PSU. Here participants will be able to explore computer visualizations of real-time weather data in New England.  Participants will then travel to beautiful Franconia Notch State Park in the heart of the White Mountains and ride the Cannon Tramway to the summit (4080’) of Cannon Mountain.  At the top, participants will make measurements of temperature, wind speed and direction, and humidity and compare them to measurements made at lower elevations. Participants will also have some time to explore the trails in the vicinity of the summit and observe evidence of the weather and climate at this elevation.


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Jun ’12
8:00 am

June 8          Birding and Bird Ecology in New England
Len Reitsma
8:00 am-3:30 pm

We will spend the morning at an outdoor location close to campus observing birds and their habitats.  Lunch will be in the field or at the Welcome Center, and will be followed by an afternoon classroom session covering life history facts about New England birds.  Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them, footwear for muddy conditions, and raingear.

Camp PSU programs are one-day sessions, held on Fridays in June, July, and August, designed for multi-age learners to explore the White Mountains region and the university experience at PSU. These interactive, hands-on programs combine classroom and outdoor learning experiences.

Each program costs $85 per person and includes classroom and field instruction, lunch, materials, and transportation to and from field trips.

Register today for your Camp PSU experience!