Have you ever wondered what types of animals may be living in the city or what kind of food can grow there? This August, kids will have fun learning the scientific techniques for collecting insects, tracking mammals and cataloging the birds and plants that inhabit the garden.
The children's garden at the Roger Williams Park Community Garden, designed by URI Master Gardeners, is the perfect setting for kids to learn about the delicious food and diversity of nature found in urban parks and gardens.
Each day offers your budding naturalist a new outdoor adventure, with weekly themes to engage everyone. We'll look at bird nests and eggs up close, search for creatures living under logs, play wildlife and gardening-themed games, taste freshly grown produce, create arts and crafts projects, draw in science journals, collect treasures for our nature boxes and much more!
* The camp is designed to accommodate repeat campers.
URI Eco-Exploration Camp
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30am-1pm
August 7-22, 2012
Suggested Ages: 8-12
Week 1 August 7 & 8: Gardening and Composting in the City
Week 2 August 14 & 15: Insects and Birds
Week 3 August 21 & 22: Mammals and Water
Weekly sessions are $50.00/child. *Price includes lunch.
Location: Roger Williams Park Community Garden at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI
This program is offered at a 50% discount to Providence residents, courtesy of the Providence Parks and Recreation Department. Providence residents may contact Samantha Richards, Botanical Center Office Administrator, for a coupon code at (401) 785-9450 ext 250, firstname.lastname@example.org.