Registration for summer camp at the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center is open

0

Registration for Eco-Discovery Camp in Great Hollow is currently open to all. This summer’s schedule features some past favorites as well as some new weekly themes and learning themes. Below you will find direct links to register for individual sessions. This is sure to be a fantastic summer! Grab your spots today before they’re all gone. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our warehouse manager Tara with questions or for additional information.


June 20-24

Register here

Spend your week exploring Great Hollow’s Quaker Creek! We will catch crayfish and other creatures, do creek hikes, visit our waterfall and learn where all the water comes from and where it ends up going. We’re going to be having so much fun you won’t even realize we’re learning all about the water cycle, watersheds and the importance of healthy streams.

Topics covered: water conditions; water cycle; aquatic ecosystems; Adaptations of aquatic plants and animals; water pollution; aquatic macroinvertebrates as biological indicators; watersheds; best management practices

Craft activities: terrariums; water pollution multimedia arts; painting with watercolors; tie dye


June 27 – July 1

Register here

We’ve all seen the forest, but have you really seen it? seen the forest? This week we will explore all aspects of our native forests, from trees to fungi to insects and other wildlife.

Topics covered: forest ecology; plant and tree identification; dendrochronology; producers, consumers and decomposers; native and invasive species; entomology

Craft activities: leaf and bark abrasion; Mushroom Fairy Houses; pressed botanical art; forest animal ornament; insect art


July 5-8
Register here

Did you know that Peter Rabbit author Beatrix Potter also had a passion for mycology? Or that Marie Curie almost didn’t get her first Nobel Prize just because she was a woman? Spend your week learning more about these women and other important contributions pioneering women have made to the world of science.

Topics covered: natural history; mycology; Botany; Entomology; primatology; Chemistry; Genetics; paleontology

Craft activities: nature journal, watercolour, fossil making; Edible DNA model.


July 11-15

Register here

Spend your week exploring Great Hollow’s Quaker Creek! We will catch crayfish and other creatures, do creek hikes, visit our waterfall and learn where all the water comes from and where it ends up going. We’re going to be having so much fun you won’t even realize we’re learning all about the water cycle, watersheds and the importance of healthy streams.

Topics covered: water conditions; water cycle; aquatic ecosystems; Adaptations of aquatic plants and animals; water pollution; aquatic macroinvertebrates as biological indicators; watersheds; best management practices

Craft activities: terrariums; water pollution multimedia arts; painting with watercolors; batik; homemade ice cream in a cone


July 18-22
Register here

We’ve all seen the forest, but you’ve really seen it before seen the forest? This week we will explore all aspects of our native forests, from the different species of trees, plants and fungi to insects and other animals.

Topics covered: forest ecology; plant and tree identification; dendrochronology; producers, consumers and decomposers; native and invasive species; entomology

Craft activities: leaf and bark abrasion; Mushroom Fairy Houses; pressed botanical art; forest animal art; painted insect stones


July 25-29
Register here

Can you build a canoe using only birch bark? Do you think you can build a more stable nest than a bird? This week we’re putting our creativity and engineering skills to the test. Spend the week completing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) challenges related to nature.

Topics covered: biomimicry; Geometry; Solar power; Chemistry; Arts; engineering

Craft activities: paper manufacture; shibori tie dye; elephant toothpaste; Solar s’mores oven, weaving, boat building


15th of August
Register here

Do you have what it takes to build a stock boat? Can you build a dam that is stronger than a beaver dam? This week we’re putting our creativity and engineering skills to the test. Spend the week completing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) challenges related to nature.

Topics covered: biomimicry; Geometry; Solar power; Chemistry; Arts; engineering

Craft activities: paper manufacture; shibori tie dye; elephant toothpaste; Solar S’mores Oven, Weaving, Boat Building; Model beaver dam


Aug 8-12
Register here

Do you have what it takes to fight your way through the forest? This week we cover topics to help you find your way through the wilderness and survive in the forest. Learn how to use a map and compass, how to build a shelter, do basic first aid, find fresh water in the forest and look for food.

Topics covered: stay found; what to do in case of loss; Navigation; Topography; map reading; Survive; Engineering; orienteering; edible plants; Botany; team building and interpersonal communication; First aid; health and fitness

Craft activities: Cartography; pressed flowers and leaves; creating a first aid kit; shelter building


Aug. 15-19
Register here

If you’re looking to improve your outdoor survival skills or see if you have what it takes to survive (and thrive) in the wilderness, then join us for this week of adventures in Great Hollow! We will spend our days practicing outdoor survival skills such as B. Building fires, crafting ropes, building shelters, using maps and compasses, off-trail navigation and more. Then on Friday you’ll test your newly acquired skills in a challenge to get out of the forest safely (with adults of course!).

Topics covered: what you should always take with you on a hike; map reading; fire safety and security; shelter buildings; stay found; what to do in case of loss; compass use; map creation; off-trail navigation; edible and medicinal plant ID; animal tracking; water collection and filtration; useful knots; basic first aid in the wilderness.

Craft activities: paracord bracelet; basket weaving; create a first aid kit; Plaster cast of an animal track; Cooking over a campfire

Share.

Comments are closed.