Nature Art Summer Camp Week 3: Field & Feather
August 21-25: 9am-3pm, (1/2 day option available: 9am-12pm)
Ages: 7-11 | Location: Upland Farm Park, Chester Springs
What will the Camper Do?
This week, explore fields and ecotones, and the incredible birds, mammals, and pollinators that rely on these sunny, grassy spaces. Campers will play STEAM games, make scientific observations of native wildflowers, bird morphology, and insect populations, go on hikes, and create art!
Campers will discover the important connections between plants, pollinators, and people by understanding urban gardening impacts on bird & pollinator populations, how humans can positively impact these vital species, and how to mitigate native plant loss in their own community! As we engage with these habitats and animals, we shall make many artistic projects that help support camper’s learning, express creativity, and discover the incredible world of wildcrafting for pollinators.
Some of the activities will include:
- Nature Journaling
- Botanically dying & block printing camp t-shirts
- Designing bumblebee and bird feeders that support biodiversity
- Preserving herbarium specimens (used in real world botanical research)
- Constructing woven pieces using grasses, similar to weaver birds
- Using sweep nets to observe pollinator species up close
- Rolling native plant seed balls for wildlife
- Community Science & Data Collaboration Efforts utilizing eBird, Bumblebee Watch, and iNaturalist
Price: $350/camper, or $250/camper for 1/2 day. All materials (except for white t-shirt to use in dying projects) provided! Summer Camp group size is currently capped at 10.