Eco Explorers Summer Camp
The Arboretum's Eco Explorers Summer Camp is a series of camps that began on June 15th and continues until July 31st. There are weekly programs at three age levels: 4-5, 6-8, and 9-13. While camps cost between $160 (half day) to $250 (full day), the Arboretum was able to offer 30 full and/or partial scholarships through a generous contribution from the W.L. Gore Foundation. "We couldn't bring as many students here without their generous support!", says Lisa Doskocil, the Arboretum's Public Programs Manager.
Lisa also shares, "Our summer is hopping here at the Arb and we're having a blast!" It is clear that all the campers and their instructors agreed. While one group was out collecting leaf and flower samples for a cyanotype (a photographic print made when the sun's UV light is exposed to a photo-sensitive paper), another group learned about Andrew Goldsworthy, a British nature artist, and then created their own inspiring natural designs. All the campers met together to observe and hold Tom Shellberg's golden bearded dragon from Australia, and compare it to the horned lizard they saw on the Arboretum's grounds that morning.
Do YOU know a child that wants to show their "wild side"? There are still openings for the following camps: July 6-8 for both Earth Day Rangers and Master Naturalist Jr.'s, July 13-17 for Camp Eww! and Grossology, July 20-25 for Raptor Wranglers II, and July 27-31 for Art in the Garden. Register at www.thearb.org
You can find more information on Flagstaff's other STEM-related Summer Camps at http://www.flagstaffstemcity.com/summer-stem-programs.html