Budding ecologists, botanists and other scientifically minded folk will want to sign up for the s summer camp sessions.
The weeklong programs – six in all – provide kids, ages 6 to 12, with the opportunity to get outdoors and get interested in science or nature.
Science Camp, located at either Sonoma Garden Park or Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.
Science Camp provides children with the opportunity to learn about science and connect with nature through daily hands-on, interactive experiments, explorations, and adventures. Campers will also make new friends, develop new skills, and work with a highly qualified staff of professional educators and naturalists. Each camp theme is rich in science content, eco-friendly arts & crafts, fun games, and natural and organic snacks.
Camp themes and sessions are:
Water Warriors Camp at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Session I: June 11-15 and Session II: July 9-13
- Campers will spend a week as junior scientists exploring Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Activities include monitoring water quality and creek temperature, studying aquatic insects and aquatic food chains, and learning about the flora and fauna found in the local creek ecosystem. Camp days will also consist of games, arts & crafts, singing, and storytelling.
Birds, Bugs, and Slugs at Sonoma Garden Park
Session I: June 18-22 and Session II: July 16-20
- Campers will explore and learn all about the natural world at the Sonoma Garden Park. Activities include birding, insect investigations, garden explorations, natural arts & crafts, and garden-themed games. Camp days will also consist of gardening, making garden snacks, singing, and storytelling.
Harry Potter Science Camp at Sonoma Garden Park
Session I: June 25-29 and Session II: July 23-27
- Campers this summer can join the Hogwarts Sonoma School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where they will study 'Herbology,' 'Potions,' and 'Care of Magical Creatures,' play Quidditch and other wizarding games, search for gold in the Enchanted Forest, and tackle the Sorcerer's Stone Challenge. On the first day of camp, campers will be sorted into houses by the Sorting Hat/ Camp closes with an End of Term feast.
The cost of camp is $200 per weekly session for Sonoma Ecology Center members and $240 for non-members.
To learn more, or to register your child, contact Vidya Quigley at (707) 996-0712 ext. 107, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register your child(ren) online, visit www.sonomaecologycenter.org/science-camp.org. Sonoma Ecology Center has a limited number of camp scholarships available, please inquire with Vidya.