Friday, July 19, 2013

oooooh, summer camp

And a big special thank you to all who joined my Junior Audubon Explorers camp this week at the nature center!

Ijams provides a safe place for youngsters to experience nature and experience it we did.

We explored an overgrown meadow, waded a creek, canoed a lake, dipped a pond, hiked a forest, entered a quarry pit, watched a river and ran through the grass looking for any and everything including insects, spiders, salamanders, frogs, birds, snakes, crawdads, snails, turtles and lizards. On Tuesday, we set a new Ijams' record of finding 143 spiders on our spider walk.

Just like explorers in a new world, at the end of each day, each camper had to create a "newly discovered" species and draw it, name it, describe its habitat plus what it ate and present their findings to a jury of their peers. 

Great group of energetic explorers! Thank you, Bear, Orca, Sponge, Ice, Sky, Grizzly, Drago, Coyote, Fern, Ivy, River, Tiger, Sassafras, Copperhead, Rocky, Shamrock, Turtle T and Ruddy Duck! 

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