www.marineland.net or 904-471-1111.
Seaside Eco-Adventures (S.E.A. Camp)
Children between the ages of 7 - 12 are invited to join our crew for a fun-filled week of science, activities, exploration, beach combing and of course, DOLPHINS! Campers will spend much of their days outside enjoying the beach and exploring the intracoastal hammock ecosystem. Science experiments, conservation projects and animal observations are all included in this one-of-a-kind day camp experience. This camp is designed for the young nature lover or those seeking to be a dolphin trainer. The camp experience concludes with a formal graduation ceremony, complete with an in-water dolphin
Teaching Environment Education in Nature (T.E.E.N. Camp) Marineland is proud to host a new program for teenagers. Teens ages 13-17 will have a profound look into our local ecosystem and its many residing species. Geared towards those interested in the environmental field, teens will have an intimate opportunity to kayak the Intracoastal Waterway, conduct lab experiments and perform field work for our Conservation Field Station. This experience wouldn’t be complete without an in-water dolphin encounter.
More information at www.marineland.net or 904-471-1111.
Enrollment Now Open for St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum Camp
Field trips, arts and crafts, science experiments and archaeology adventures await St. Johns County students at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s 2014 summer camp programs.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – Excitement and laughter will soon fill the grounds of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum as a new group of students begins to uncover the city’s maritime history. Four, week-long sessions featuring field trips, archaeology adventures, science experiments, art projects, and more will be offered for students who have completed grades K-5. A ship modeling camp will also be available for students who have completed grades 5-8 to learn more about architecture and history.
“Summer camp is a great opportunity for children to bridge the learning gap between the spring and fall semesters through lots of fun, educational activities,” said Brenda Swann, Deputy Director of Collections, Interpretations, and Programs at the museum. “We are fortunate to have so much history right here in our backyard. Our camp programs give students the chance to experience it up close; whether it’s climbing the lighthouse tower, participating in an archaeology dig, or taking field trips to some of the other local historic sites.”
Conducted through a partnership with Ink! (Investing in Kids) the Ancient City Explorers camp begins June 8th and runs through July 10th. Camp themes this year include French Flair, Survivor: Florida, British Shipwrecks and Living Off the Sea. Students will partake in activities that illustrate St. Augustine’s rich history, from excavating shipwrecks and making Menorcan fish nets to exploring the Castillo de San Marcos and building a Fresnel lens-inspired kaleidoscope. Camp fees include all field trip costs as well as daily snacks and lunches on Thursday and Friday.
Entry-level wooden ship modeling camp will be offered for the first time this summer. Two sessions will be offered Monday through Friday, beginning July 13th or July 20th. Available for students who completed grades 5-8, the ship modeling camp will teach campers the basics of architecture and history through experts in wooden boatbuilding and archaeology.
“All of our camp programs expand upon our mission to keep alive the stories of our Nation’s Oldest Port,” said Swann. “So many of these stories are part of our heritage and passing them down will ensure that St. Augustine’s history is preserved for future generations.”
Registration opens on March 16th for museum members and April 1st for the general public. More information is available at www.staugustinelighthouse.org/camp.
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