The Daily Schedule

Session 1: Earth's Biodiversity

May 25-29, June 8-12, June 22-26

8:30          Gratitude Circle and 

                 

              

9:00         Organic Farming (Tues, Thurs)

                Creating Original Play (Mon,

                Wed, Fri)

9:30     Snack (Bring your own)

9:45-12:00   Explorers' Expedition:

Journey across LRNA in an "Escape- room style" adventure. Work together to find clues, overcome obstacles and problem solve, while learning about Earth's biodiversity and why some species are endangered. 

Topics and Activities include:

                Animal Classification

What is biodiversity and why is it vital for a healthy ecosystem? How do scientists classify animals? Create an animal classification book to quiz your friends and family! Ages 9 and older will learn a Japanase technique for book binding. Ages under 9 will have a book already bound. (Science, Art)  

  

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 Migration

Explore who, where, why and how animals migrate? What natural and unnatural hazards do they encounter on their journeys? Create migration maps of specific animals and play "The Great Migration Challenge" (Geography, Science)

                   

                     

 

Georgia Native vs. Invasive Plants

What are invasive plants? How do they impact our local ecosystem? On a hike, learn to identify common native and invasive plants (chinese privet, kudzu, etc). Cooking and crafting with Japanese Honeysuckle.

(Science, Art, Cooking)

 

 

 

Habitat Loss

What is habitat loss? How does it affect endangered animals? Main causes and solutions. Work as a team to make it through a life-size maze while learning about causes, effects and solutions to habitat loss.

(Team Building, Science,Geography, Problem-solving)

 

                     Nature Prints

Making paint from rocks:  go foraging for soft rocks, smash and grind them with mortal and pestle and add a binder to turn the rock dust into a finished, handmade paint. Experiment with different binders to make different types of paint. Make stamps from natural materials- textured wood, potato carving and experimenting with natural, found obects

(History, Art/Design)

 

 

 

 

 

12:00 Lunch

12:30- 2:00 Hiking, exploring,playing at creek and nature crafting

***Friday at 2pm will be  a performance of the explorers' original play***

Session 2: The Big Picture

June 1-5, June 15-19, June 29- July 3 

8:30          Gratitude Circle and 

                 

              

9:00         Organic Farming (Tues, Thurs)

                Creating Original Play (Mon,

                Wed, Fri)

9:30     Snack (Bring your own)

 

9:45-12:00   Explorers' Expedition:

         This week focuses on being a “big                 picture thinker” by exploring topics like: 

              Cradle - to - Cradle Design

 From our toothbrush to our refrigerator, what resources are involved in creating common household items? And where do they go when we are done with them? What is the true price of an item based on its environmental impact.  Activity: Design and Create an "Eco-cost Awareness" t-shirt (Geography, Math, Science, Art)

 

Plastic Pollution

What is plastic made of? Is it a cradle to cradle, sustainable material? Plastic pollution and solutions (recent discoveries and inventions).What is bioplastic? Is it really a better alternative? Activity: Make a bioplastic bookmark or own creation (Cooking, Art/Design, Science)

 

 

Our Energy

How does Oconee and Athens-Clarke generate its electricity? How much electricity do you use each day?What impact does our current system for electricity have on our local ecosystem? Explore and brainstorm ideas for alternative energy sources. Activity: Experiment with variations of an Earth battery and record results, then create art powered by an Earth battery (Science, Engineering, Problem Solving, Math, Art)

           

 

Ethnobotany

From medicine to music, plants have provided humanity with a variety of uses for thousands of years.  Identify and discuss ancient and modern uses of plants. Activity: Craft a bamboo puppet (History, Art)

How Clean is our Water? 

 How do bodies of water become polluted? Causes and solutions. Activity: Complete a water analysis of Little Rose Creek by using a lab kit and observing macroinvertebrates. Record and discuss results. (Science, Engineering)

12:00 Lunch

12:30- 2:00 Hiking, exploring,

                   playing at creek and nature

                   crafting

***Friday at 2pm will be  a performance of the explorers' original play***

Every evening, after camp, pictures and a daily summary will be posted to the website blog and facebook page.

 2421 Elder Mill Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677

 

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