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2015 Blue Jay Summer Mini-Camp

To check for space availability, contact the Blue Jay Center for Environmental Education by phone at 919-870-4330 or by emailing To register, you will need to include a completed registration form and payment by mail or in person.

For ages 4–5:

Eco-Kids Bird Buddies  (Track 1)
June 8, 10 & 12, 9–11 a.m.  or 1–3 p.m.
Be the best bird buddy ever! Learn what makes a bird a bird, how to identify bird songs, and how different birds "earn a living," all while finding out what you can do to help your feathered friends.
Ages 4–5, $25/child. Includes staff supervision, snacks, crafts and activities.

Eco-Kids Bug-A-Boos (Track 4, Traditional)
July 6, 8 & 10, 9–11 a.m. or 1–3 p.m.
Do you call anything that crawls on the ground a bug? Arthropods are so much more! With anywhere from six legs to thousands, Blue Jay's exciting and colorful invertebrates are always on the move, and you will be, too, as you learn the special characteristics of insects, spiders, millipedes and more.
Ages 4–5, $25/child. Includes staff supervision, snacks, crafts and activities.

Eco-Kids Summer Sun-sations (Track 3, Traditional)
August 10, 12 & 14, 1–3 p.m.
Unlock the mysteries of the sun! Learn how the sun affects our everyday lives—from its role in other cultures to today's uses of solar energy. Enjoy sun-sational crafts, solar snacks and more.
Ages 4–5, $25/child. Includes staff supervision, snacks, crafts and activities.

For ages 6–8:

Terrific Trees (Track 1, Traditional)
June 15, 17 and 19, 9 a.m.–noon or 1–4 p.m.
Join other junior foresters as we delve into the world of trees from roots to canopy, make recycled paper, print leafy bandanas, and explore the surrounding forest.
Ages 6–8, $36/child. Includes staff supervision, crafts and activities.

Wild About Water (Track 4, Traditional)
July 13, 15 & 17, 9 a.m.–noon or 1–4 p.m.
Cool off and drink the same water that dinosaurs drank! Water captures our fancy this week as we explore the water cycle through land-based water games, get acquainted with the Blue Jay pond and the pretty slick critters that live there, focus on fish and our local aquatic food webs, and conduct fun water experiments with this all-important liquid.
Ages 6–8, $36/child. Includes staff supervision, and crafts and activities.

For ages 9–12:

Dinner from Dirt! (Track 1, Traditional)
June 22, 24, and 26, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (this camp includes a field trip and lunch each day!)
Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? Whether you are a vegetarian or an omnivore, your food depends on soil, microorganisms, and the growers that produce food plants and animals. Experiment with soils and irrigation, investigate insects, try your hand at hydroponic farming, and cook using the sun's energy.
Ages 9–12, $90/child. Includes a great field trip on Wednesday and lunch each day!



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