Spring Break Natural Discovery Camp 2018
We never know what we are going to find out in the Cross Timbers forest. This year’s Spring Break Camp at Bob Jones Nature Center will focus on investigations of three animals commonly found in our ecosystem: the Wild Turkey, Nine-Banded Armadillo, and Texas Spiny Lizard. We will use these creatures to learn about the animal groups they belong to, all while making nature art, playing fun outdoor games, exploring the pond, and experiencing a live animal presentation from a special guest.
Space is limited so claim your spot today!
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center
When: March 13-15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 5-6, 7-9, and 10-12
Min/max: 3/12 per class
Cost: Early Bird (before February 1st): $150; Regular: $165
Special features: Live animal presentation
Cancellations: A full refund will be provided if your written request for a refund is received by BJNC no later than Feb. 22, 2018. A partial (50%) refund will be provided if your written request for a refund is received by Mar. 1, 2018. Refunds will not be granted for requests received on or after Mar. 2, 2018.
What to Bring/Wear: Please dress children in closed-toe shoes and clothing appropriate for outdoor weather (clothes & shoes that can get dirty/muddy). Please also bring a water bottle, bagged lunch, sunscreen & bug repellent (all labeled with your child’s full name).
About the Spring Break Camp Staff
Dan Friedman, Education Coordinator
Dan has developed and taught educational programs for a variety of non-profit organizations. Most recently, he coordinated the Trinity River Audubon Center’s Schoolyard Investigations Program, which offered outdoor, hands-on nature lessons to elementary school students in the Dallas area – there, he also led the eco-investigation field trip program, conservation workshop and summer camps. In the past, Dan coordinated family-centered community programs for the University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life Division, providing arts, recreational and educational experiences. He also led outdoor and classroom activities for two years at Kent Place Camp in New Jersey, his home state. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago in Romance Languages and Literatures, with a research focus on nature writing, and Environmental Studies.
Robin Swindle, Home School Teacher
Robin brings over a decade of experience developing, administrating and teaching to Bob Jones Nature Center. She has taught students from nursery to college age, as well as organized and led educational workshops for adults. Robin holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts in Biology from Baylor University. She has also been certified as a Master Naturalist and is a long-time member of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas County Lepidopterist Society and of course Bob Jones Nature Center. This will be Robin’s third year as an instructor at Bob Jones Nature Center, and her second year as the instructor for the Home Away from Home School program.
Want to Learn More?
- Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
- The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age
- Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life: 500 Ways to Enrich Your Family’s Health & Happiness
- How To Raise A Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling In Love With Nature
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- On Point with Tom Ashbrook, Hey Kids! Go Outside, Already
- The Diane Rehm Show, Environmental Outlook: New Reasons To Get Kids Outdoors
- Mind/Shift, How Access to Nature During The School Year Can Help Students Thrive