At last, the Earth Sciences Club goes on a summer camp during break. Yes, it involves going to some museums and tours.
You might be wondering about the activities Mari planned with their advisor, Yuki. Apparently, they are visiting some museums, doing some activities and staying at Yuki’s grandparents’ house. Before departing, Mari and Yuki presented their plans for the summer camp.
The funny thing is that everyone seems disappointed that they will stay at Yuki’s grandparent’s house. It’s understandable since they need to save money for the main activities, right? After all, they are going to a botanical garden, geopark, geological exam and the JAXA space center. Not only that, Moe is hoping that the girls will send her photos, especially those sleeping faces. It’s obvious that she wants cute photos of Ino sleeping, but won’t admit it.
With that, their first stop is at a geological museum. The girls become impressed by how pretty the stones are. Of course, Mikake is having a field day by becoming amazed by how beautiful the stones are. Ino seems amazed by how much Mikake is enjoying herself. Besides stones, they look at fossils as well as other stuff in the museum.
Before they know it, half of the day is gone. Mira decides to have the rock that split in half examined at the museum. It seems that she is excited to see if the rock has a fossil. When the expert examined it and Mira shows where she got it, he shares the disappointment. He thinks it’s a false fossil because it has a hidden rock. However, Mira’s fortunes turn for the better as he discovers a fish scale. In short, she got really lucky as he labels the rock and prints a map for her.
Afterwards, Yuki takes them to her grandparents’ house to stay for the night. It’s cute how Mikake is sleeping and Ao and Mira couldn’t wake her up. I guess all that excitement tired her out. Still, it’s interesting that Yuki’s grandparents, especially her grandfather have a strong interest in space. Ao and Mira only found that out after looking at his hat.
The next day, at the JAXA space center, Ao and Mira asks for help finding an asteroid by holding up cardboard signs. I find this hilarious since it’s not only out of place, but silly. Not only that, it seems that the presentation emotionally moves Mira before the tour.
After looking at various stuff dealing with space exploration, Mari shows interest in possibly becoming an astronaut. Sadly, the workers at the space center can’t give much helpful advice for Ao and Mira finding an asteroid. At least they learned a lot. Thankfully, Yuki brought back a souvenir for her grandfather.
During the night, Yuki’s grandfather breaks out his fancy telescopes. The girls take a look at the moon and finds out it’s flat due to the light that hits it. Ino seems amazed by how much Mikake studied up about the moon. Of course, she insists that they should study up on rocks more.
Yuki and her grandmother brought out the watermelon as Ao sees an old flyer. It’s about an astronomical object discovery program. This gets Mira excited, until she finds out that they are too late. Yuki also reveals that she took part of it, which causes Mira to become upset for keeping it a secret. After hearing that the event is being held on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Mira spaces out. It’s obvious where this is going, right?
Next day, the girls take a detour and visited the Geospatial Informational Authority of Japan. Yep, Ino want to go there since she is interested in mapping. After taking a picture, Mira looks at the pictures of the summer camp several days later.
With that, Mira feels hopeful that she will reach her goal someday. Of course, summer break is not over yet. They apparently go to a beach next time. Will Moe join in next time? We’ll see. ¶