Grant funds bring mermaids to PAC

The Pinedale Aquatic Center opened the pool to a pod of mermaids this summer during the first ever Mermaid Science Camp. Thanks to generous grant funding from the Wyoming Arts Council, this camp brought the grace of artistic swimming combined with the educational stimuli of STEAM activities to program participants. Taught by local engineer and mermaid instructor Melissa Ryckman, participants completed science experiments in the water and on land, art projects, and artistic (synchronized) swimming. Camp highlights included a guided tour of PAC's pool mechanical room, launching of custom maid mermaid themed rockets, and a synchronized swim performance.



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