The Museum of Northern Arizona has been successfully running Discovery Camps for children in the summer for 38 years! Under the leadership of Jennifer Glennon, over 30 camps offered this summer, focusing on natural history and art using nature. There were also trips for the older students. The wide variety of camps were for ages 4 to 13. Older students, often returning campers from ages 14 - 18, served as Junior Counselors.
Liz Blaker, who many of you know from KNAU's Earth Notes, taught the Birds and Bats camp the last week of July. Her 16 campers enjoyed a number of actives including setting up a bird feeder and bird bath for observations, a bird walk along the Rio de Flag, a field trip to Picture Canyon where Lewis's Woodpeckers abound. They did an art project collecting materials to build a nest, and looked at bird feathers close up with a microscope. They also learned about bats, observing a bat house, and creating a bat or bird mobile.