Contact Yulanee McKnight, San Antonio Academy Summer Sessions Registrar, at 210.733.7331 ext. 237
Hunters of the Skies: Texas Birds of Prey (SOLD OUT)
Week 2, June 16-20
9:00 am-11:30 am; Ages 7 - 10
Discover amazing things about hawks, eagles owls, vultures and falcons that live right here in Texas. We will take a field trip on Tuesday to the Last Chance Forever Bird of Prey Conservancy and see how wounded hawks and owls are rehabilitated. Experience a fantastic private flying raptor show at San Antonio Academy on Friday. Classroom activities include:
- Playing Raptor Bingo and winning awesome prizes
- Making your own Raptor ID Book
- Mapping the Central and Mississippi Flyways and learning of their use during yearly migrations
- Discover what owls eat by dissecting a real owl pellet
- Learn owl calls
- Make winged constumes, percussion instruments and participate in a Native American-inspired Hawk Dance.
Story Time Yoga & Balance Ball Olympics
Week 6, July 14-18
9:00 am-11:30 am; Ages 7 - 9
Embody animals and heroes from around the world through traditional yoga poses. Travel to an enchanted castle, explore the wonders of ancient Egypt, journey through wild jungles and dive into the ocean depths. Use the giant balance ball to challenge your new-found strength and win prizes through exciting games and tournaments. Rejuvinate and relax; lie down and discover the meditative side of yoga as you expand the power of imagination through guided visualizations.
Yoga and the Balance Ball
Week 4, June 30- July 3
9:00 am-11:30 am; Ages 9 and up
Use ancient Indian wisdom to increase your strength, balance and flexibility. Have fun molding and bending your body to imitate warriors, animals and objects. Pair up with a friend to construct more exciting and complex yoga poses. Use the giant balance ball to challenge your new-found core strength, and win prizes through exciting games and touranaments. Find your center as you draw a mandala, a symbolic picture of the universe. Rejuvinate and relax; lie down and discover the meditative side of yoga as you expand the power of imagination through guided visualizations.
Anatomy & Physiology Through Art & Role Playing
Week 3, June 20-27
9:00 am-11:30 am; Ages 8 - 11
Don't just learn about the human body - experience life as part of it! Actually becoming a part of the body or building anotomical system models creates a long-lasting experience that is easily remembered. Magically transform yourself into a pizza, enter a giant mouth and travel throughout the digestive system. Study the cardiovascular system by becoming each one of its major parts; travel through it as a red blood cell, then become a white blood cell and fight off evil viruses. Construct a functional model respiratory system, perform an experiment to see how much your lungs can hold, and create a bronchial tree painting using oil chalk and glitter glue. Explore the senses of touch, smell, taste and sight by constructing three-dimensional models of the skin, mouth, ear and eye. Make your own Camera Obscura and perform experiments to explore how the human eye actually sees. Play scientific games and win prizes while examining the inner workings of the human brain. Play the awesome Battle for the Body immune system board game, and illustrate its accompanying comic book.