The Animal Research Club is a small group of young animal lovers who have a strong interest in learning and can work responsibly in a small group. Work with our Research Coordinator to learn about animals by conducting your own research! Participants will work with the animals in our Wildlife Sanctuary to learn how to collect valuable data.
Summer 2020 Theme: Summer Animal Research!
Have fun meeting a variety of animals, learning about animal research, careers working with animals, and animal science crafts!
Research Club Requirements
- Students grades 1-6. (must be at least 6 years old)
- Completed and signed 2020 Waiver
- Completed and signed Informed Consent form
- Completed health form including immunization record, signed by a physician
- Completed parent and authorized prescriber permission form for any child requiring medications or inhalers, including Epi-Pen, needed during club hours.
- Completed pre-filled medication information form.
- Signed Camper Behavior Contract.
- Signed Photo Release. This is optional, if you do not want your child’s photo used on Marketing or Promotional materials do not sign the photo release.
Summer Club: August 31 – September 4
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
TCM/RBNC Members: $225
- Contact our Registration Department by calling (860)-726-4008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sign up ONLINE HERE.
2020 Protocols and Procedures:
New COVID-19 Related Measures
In light of COVID-19, The Children’s Museum is taking enhanced health and safety precautions as set forth by the State of Connecticut and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”). We are using our best efforts to act responsibly and reasonably to do what is within our power to prevent the spread of disease.
What should your child bring with them in their backpack?
- Plenty of water in a bottle/ thermos that students can open and close without adult assistance, labeled with their name. Per required opening guidelines by the State, water fountains will be closed down and not accessible. Packing enough water for the day is very important.
- Hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol with student’s name easily featured on the bottle.
- Nut-free snack that students can open and eat without adult assistance.
- Food should be packed in a non-insulated bag such as a paper bag, plastic bag, or reusable grocery bag.
- Bandana or mask in a baggie or container labeled with the child’s name. The child needs to be able to put the face-covering on and off by themselves
- Close-toed shoes
- If your child requires medication send in a labeled, clear baggie with your child’s name on it, and please make sure the necessary paperwork is accompanying the medication.
Drop-off and Pick-up:
We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early for drop-off. Drop-off and pick-up are going to all be done outdoors. Upon entering the parking lot please get into ONE line of cars. There will be a designated pickup and drop-off location for your child(ren). Once your child(ren) are dropped-off or picked-up you can carefully exit the line and parking lot. If you can, please stay in the car and have your child enter and exit from the PASSENGER SIDE ONLY!
Drop-off and Pick up will take place in the back parking lot by the Kingwood Oxford field.
Drop off: Arrive between 8:45 and 9:00
Pick up: Arrive between 12:00 and 12:15
Daily Health Screening:
We will perform a contact-less temperature and visual health screening on all children upon arrival to ensure the health and safety of all involved. Anyone showing a fever of 100 degrees or higher, or those with any respiratory distress or coughing, will not be able to attend. If a child becomes ill during the program, a parent will be called for immediate pick-up.
Illness or Exposure to Illness:
Parents must keep children home if they are sick, or if the children have been exposed to others who are sick. Please contact us immediately if your child has any symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If a child has had COVID-19 or has been exposed to COVID-19, the child should not return to the program until after they have satisfied the applicable isolation or quarantine guidelines issued by the CDC.
General Health and Safety Measures:
Students are required to wear a mask while in shared public areas of the property (i.e. bathrooms, exhibits, hallways). We will be implementing regular and frequent hand-washing for all and will be observing social distancing to the extent possible. We have developed a schedule and protocol for intensified cleaning and disinfection per CDC guidelines.
There is a 14 day self-quarantine period for all persons arriving from specific states that are showing a new daily positive COVID test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. This list will be updated on a regular basis as the situation develops across the country. At this time campers who have traveled to one of these states will be prohibited from camp until they have self-quarantined for at least 14 days.
Please visit this website for information on the executive order and to see the current state list. https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Travel-In-or-Out-of-CT