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Scientific advances and technology have become more and more important these past years, and a testament to this success is the national popularity of the « Science Science La science est désormais l’affaire de tous. Découvrez la science d’une manière ludique et active. Nous vous proposons d’en découvrir plus sur nos expéditions à la voile, découverte du plancton. Fair ». Among many other proposals, « Scientific Summer Camps » offers a practical training which goes well with your child’s education, as well as offering unforgettable holidays. Meanwhile, the way we operate can bring so much more than just education: passion, motivation, creativity, innovation, and a betterment of oneself and ideas received - these qualities play an integral part in the role of the camps and scientific holidays.
Participants have ample time to discover, learn, innovate and deepen their understanding with camps of duration one week, two weeks or a month. Others might awaken a dormant passion and a love for a career, while others can discover that science Science La science est désormais l’affaire de tous. Découvrez la science d’une manière ludique et active. Nous vous proposons d’en découvrir plus sur nos expéditions à la voile, découverte du plancton. « is not that hard » and that scientists are like any other person. Others might become scientists, inventors, researchers, and even though others might veer toward other professions, from the camps they would have gained an open, critical and scientific spirit, which is essential for careers such as notaries, bankers, lawyers, marketers and policy makers, and it also enhances the ability to self-reflect and to make decisions.
Distributed throughout your free time in order of excellence - holidays - scientific holidays or science camps Science Camps Our science camps are vacation camps where your children will discover a scientific domain which speaks to them: astronomy, archaeology, marine ecology... At the same time the will be able to do various outdoor activities: archery, swimming, hiking.... allow you to work on scientific projects while participating in other activities, whether they be sports, manual or artistic.
Holiday camps are also a social step for the development of children and teenagers, and it’s often the first time that they are out of the familial circle and this opens up the opportunity to experience global diversity and to make new social connections.
These are thus complete, modern travel packages which you offer to your child. In addition, with one counsellor for every five children (instead of 1 counsellor for 12 children, such as in “Jeunesse & Sport”), we assure you quality difficult to top, as well as safety in all fields.
Our camps are located in attractive locations for youths. We pick our Accommodation Centres for their rich and varied natural selection, and for their unique scientific and cultural value. The Base Camp is organized in a comfortable, permanent building, even though each team could leave for a scientific expedition for several days to the sea, or by foot to the volcanos, or to the heart of the forest…whichever destination is chosen.
Our centers are occupied by our association all year long. Therefore, the children do not find themselves in a rented high school for the summer, but instead in a real Centre of Scientific Camps with all the material, equipment and supervisors that could be dreamed of.
Our camps take place each year during the small school holidays and during July and August. The children are split into groups according to their age. Therefore, the kids from 7 to 9 years old and the 10 to 12 years old take part in camps that last from one week to a month, wherefore the older children, from 13 to 15 years old and from 16 to 18 years old, lead projects that last at least two weeks (the more passionate ones stay for a whole month, sometimes two).
The agencies (Minister of Youth and Sports, of Education, of Research, UNESCO) have asked us to organize holiday camps which fulfill the actual needs of society.
The science Science La science est désormais l’affaire de tous. Découvrez la science d’une manière ludique et active. Nous vous proposons d’en découvrir plus sur nos expéditions à la voile, découverte du plancton. teachers. As they are extremely flexible, they take care of several things at once : the daily routine of your children, the global approach of education, and they arrange scientific activities around the information collected by experts (given by independent specialists or French centers of research)
The participants. Each year, we give more independence and autonomy to children according to the model of “cooperative camps” or “colocoop” in French, where, for example, the rules of their daily routines are determined by the participants themselves (with the agreement of the teachers!). Thee “Board of Children”, who meet bi-weekly, or even daily, are a group of participants from the same camp or from the same age group, and this allows for everyone to share their ideas.
Parents have access to the camp before and after, when they bring their children, and again when they come to pick them up and to help with the exposition or the conference at the end of the camp. These periods are times when we have the opportunity to talk about what has been accomplished this summer, and for the children, to relay the result of their experiences.
- Both of the teaching teams (large and small) are supervised by a “Daily Life Supervisor” while the team of the same activity program is supervised by Program Supervisor. Both are under the responsibility of the Director of the center, with whom you are in a contractual relationship. Each scientific program
Scientific Program Be a scientific researcher. Participate in concrete science programs. All this is possible with our nature courses on whales and dolphins in the Azores. (SPIP, PARADISAEA, BOREALIS, RAHUI…) is regularly visited by members of the Public Resource Center of our association which assures the coherence and progress of the projects of each camp while maintaining a global perspective on all the proposed scientific activities. These people guarantee the quality of the projects which you desire for you children to participate in and the smooth progress of their holidays.
For security reasons, and out of habit, each season we warn the policemen, the firemen, the Minister of Youth and Sport as well as the veterinary services and the department of social action. All these people, who have been informed of our presence in their territory, warn us of the littlest dangers.
The local producers, journalists, providers and other partners, whether they be temporary or permanent, are important relays to the camp from the outside. They are also in contact with us when they would like to write articles, or have their citizens visit the expositions organized by our participants. “Objectif Sciences International” camps also support local development, on the scientific, cultural, economic level, as well as touristic. For example, a large portion of the fresh produce served at the meals at the Centers of Scientific Camps come directly from the region.
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