There is a limit of 12 campers for each weekly session

 You are an explorer from another galaxy sent on a mission to research Earth’s biodiversity. After landing, you quickly discover that several plants and animals are endangered. In an “escape room style” adventure set in the woods; you will need to decipher clues, solve puzzles, gather information, craft from nature and work together to find solutions to help Earth’s endangered plants and animals.

 

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

8:30-2 pm

ages 5-12

$200 per week

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)  

  

   

 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). Cook and craft 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 elements from the forest.

(History, Art/Design)

Explorers will also participate in  team building games, organic gardening, exploring Little Rose Nature Conservation and producing an original play to be performed on the last day of camp.

 

For more details about these activities and a daily schedule CLICK HERE

Session 1:  Earth's  Biodiversity

Session 2: The Big Picture

This week focuses on being a “big picture thinker” by exploring questions 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? Discuss and brainstorm ideas for alternative energy sources. Activity: Experiment with variations of an Earth battery and record results, then use earth battery to power artwork (Science Engineering, Problem Solving, Math)

           

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explorers will also participate in  team building games, organic gardening, exploring Little Rose Nature Conservation and producing an original play to be performed on the last day of camp.

For more details about activities and a daily schedule CLICK HERE

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

8:30-2 pm

ages 5-12

$200 per week

 2421 Elder Mill Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677

 

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