Summer Camps in Northern California: June-Aug. 2021

Astronomy – The Universe Biggest Secrets

  • Led by Jessica Maxfield, Ph.D Advisor
  • Grades 5-6


Take an out-of-this-world journey to outer space and explore the wonders of the universe. Learn hands-on the fascinating secrets of all the sciences on Earth including chemistry, physics, and biology, and their origins in the all-encompassing science: astronomy.
Explore how the Earth’s seasons, tides, and weather are affected by our neighbor, the moon. Discover your address in our galactic neighborhood. Visit the planetarium to see distant stars up close and personal, and design a fun vacation for your great-great-great-grandchildren in our solar system. Imagine yourself as a NASA astronaut and learn what it takes to be one. The beauty and the grandness of our universe will open new doors to our imagination and mind.

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Astronomy – The Universe Biggest Secrets
Jessica Maxfield, Ph.D

Jessica Maxfield, Ph.DAdvisor

Led byJessica Maxfield, Ph.D Advisor

Jessica is an accomplished life sciences academic, teacher, and scientist.  One of her main scientific pursuits is to understand better human sexuality by researching unique marine species.  She strongly believes in science outreach for youth, especially for girls.  She has taught life science courses to college students at the University of Hawai’i and San Francisco State University.  Jessica has been creating exceptionally creative curricula for Celsius and Beyond since 2009.  Our campers are fascinated and love the topics Jessica chooses such as genetics, Eco-Evo-Devo, human biome, Love and Mating in the Animal Kingdom and more.  She holds a B.S. in Marine Biology from Northeastern University in Boston, an M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from SFSU, and a Ph.D. in Zoology with a specialization in EECB from the University of Hawai’i in Honolulu.