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2019 Adventures in the Estuary Summer Camp - Forest Week

Monday, June 24, 2019, 8:00 AM


If tickets are sold out please complete the waitlist form (https://goo.gl/forms/gWiio9YMAvcU4mNC2). We will call/email you when a spot becomes available. Open spots are reserved on a first come, first serve basis and you will have 24 hours to respond. WHO: The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve or GTM Research Reserve, a living laboratory and coastal recreation area! WHAT (Day Camps) - Forest Week camp will be have themes focusing on forest habitats, biodiversity, and conservation. Campers will participate in activities and lessons indoors and outdoors. 7-9 year old (Gobies) - Campers will be immersed in an extensive experience of the plants and animals inhabiting Northeast Florida. Each day will focus on a new group (e.g., phytoplankton, land plants, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, and birds and mammals). Campers will learn common names of plants and animals (and as much as possible some scientific names in order to demonstrate how plants and animals are grouped). They will also become aware of some amazing adaptations these local plants and animals have in order to survive in our surrounding habitats. We will introduce students to multiple resources available to them to assist in their discovery of plants and animals and share with them the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula and how these plants and animals have enhanced the cultures of the peninsula. More information will be shared on our website as summer camp approaches. 10-12 year old (Rays) - Campers will be immersed in an extensive experience of the plants and animals inhabiting Northeast Florida. Each day will focus on a new group (e.g., phytoplankton, land plants, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, and birds and mammals). Campers will learn common names of plants and animals (and as much as possible some scientific names in order to demonstrate how plants and animals are grouped). They will also become aware of some amazing adaptations these local plants and animals have in order to survive in our surrounding habitats. We will introduce students to multiple resources available to them to assist in their discovery of plants and animals and share with them the cultural history of the Guana Peninsula and how these plants and animals have enhanced the cultures of the peninsula. More information will be shared on our website as summer camp approaches. WHEN: Campers should arrive by 8:00 a.m. (Monday - Friday), no earlier than 7:50 a.m. Camper pick-up is at 5:00 p.m., no later than 5:10 p.m. This is different from previous years in order to accomodate our working parents and guardians. Camp will officially begin at 8:00 a.m. inside the classroom where we will begin with warmup activities. Outdoor activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. (therefore it is strongly encouraged that your camper is here by that time). Wind-down activities will begin at 3:30 p.m.. You are of course welcome to pick up your camper anytime throughout the day however, all campers will be located at the GTM Research Reserve's Visitor Center after 3:30 p.m. ADDITIONAL COMMON QUESTIONS Due to the structure of activities and based on experience we try to stick to the age requirements. However, we'll permit campers that are posed to turn the minimum age within ONE MONTH after the camp start date. Meaning if you'd like your 6 year old to attend the 7-9yr camp then we'll allow it if they turn 7 within one month after the camp start date. We will provide snacks throughout the day. The morning will consist of a healthy snack (fruit/nuts/grains) and the afternoon will usually consist of a popsicle (to help cool down). Lunches - Parents/Guardians must provide a lunch for their campers. We try to encourage the campers to bring a litter-less lunch (lots of resuables). We will provide a water bottle and water throughout the day. Campers must bring: insect repellent (strongly encouraged), sunscreen (strongly encouraged), towel, change of clothes, close-toed shoes (no flip

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-adventures-in-the-estuary-summer-camp-forest-week-tickets-57409364956?aff=aff0eventful

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