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Earth Camp Earth Camp

Read about Earth Camp's decade long history in Earth Camp Stories

Picture of Laurel Clark

The Earth Camp and Earth Ambassadors programs were conceived to honor the legacy of Captain Laurel Salton Clark, a physician, diver, aviator and astronaut, and also a great lover of nature. Laurel's greatest and last adventure ended February 1, 2003 over the southern United States when she and the Space Shuttle Columbia crew perished during re-entry.

Earth Camp and Earth Ambassadors honor Laurel and her love of the Desert Museum, which included everything from the smallest insect to the Raptor Free Flight program.

Earth Camp was a partnership between the University of Arizona College of Science, Project WET, the Planetary Science Institute and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

College of Science Aizona Cooperative Extension
Planetary Science Institute Arizona Project WET

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