Nature Art Summer Camp Week 2: World of Wildlife
July 24-28: 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, look high and low for wildlife that calls Chester County their home. We shall focus on wildlife including amphibians, bugs, birds, reptiles, and mammal species. Campers will engage in many STEAM games, scientific observation of fur, feathers, and skulls, as well as hikes, and creative projects.
Campers will explore what classifies wildlife in different categories, as well as take some deep dives into understanding how anatomy of different species impact how that animal functions within its ecosystem. They also shall participate in bioindicator species conservation strategies, how humans can positively impact wildlife, and how to mitigate habitat loss in their own community! As we engage with the wonderful world of wildlife, we shall make many artistic projects that help support camper’s learning, express creativity, and discover the incredible world of wildcrafting for animals.
Some of the activities will include:
- Nature Journaling
- Botanically dying & block printing camp t-shirts
- Constructing Toad and salamander homes
- Preserving herbarium specimens (used in real world botanical research)
- Building Butterfly & Bird feeders to support biodiversity
- Rolling native plant seed balls for wildlife
- Community Science & Data Collaboration Efforts exploring projects such as FrogWatch, wildlife BioBlitzes, and iNaturalist 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.