A BIRD’S EYE VIEW: Mapping the territory (Day Camp)

IMG_4166Kids! Dive into acres of fun and constructive activity as you become a field researcher, engineer, and map-maker!  Join us for three days of exploration on the Museum grounds as we examine, record, and create maps of different parts of our bird-rich habitat.  Open your eyes to new ways of looking at the terrain; see and think like a returning migratory songbird or hawk soaring high overhead. Learn how a scientist gathers and uses information to understand a bird’s eye view of the landscape.

Grown-ups! During this three-day summer session, we will explore, document, and model the rich habitats which attract and sustain our summer nesters. We will immerse ourselves in creating 2D and 3D maps, which will utilize and reinforce engineering and math skills, the use of technology, and the science supporting a bird’s selection of an appropriate nesting site as well as issues related to environmental sustainability. This program is designed to align with the newly developed Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for science educators and their students nationwide. A Bird’s Eye View: Mapping the Territory will appeal to both the creative and analytical thinker in each participant.

Experience a whole new outdoors.

For: Kids ages 8-12

Bring: your own water bottle, and lunch. Afternoon snack will be provided. Wear weather-ready clothing and shoes, bug repellent, and sunscreen.

When: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 1-3 at the Birds of Vermont Museum from 9:00 am to 3 pm.

Fee: $120 for members, $135 for non-members.

Pre-register at 434-2167  or museum@birdsofvermont.org. Limit: 10 (Still a few spaces!)

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