Friday , 22 June 2018

Heard Summer Nature Camps Registration Under Way

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is offering an earlybird special in registering for its Summer Nature Camps. Register by April 16 and receive a $30 Heard Store gift certificate.

The camps will be held June 13-July 27.

The Heard’s mission is to inspire children to discover, enjoy, experience, and restore our priceless environment.  Heard Summer Nature Camps will feature opportunities to delve into the wonders of nature on our 289-acre sanctuary, encounter animal ambassadors, and investigate nature-themed topics. 

Specialty Camps will offer the opportunity to draw directly from nature or go behind-the-scenes to learn how to take care of our animal ambassadors. 

Campers aged 5-12 years have two different themed nature camps, Camp Lemur and Camp Macaw, to pick from – experience one or both camps for a variety of age-appropriate lessons and activities.  

Ages 5 to 12 years | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Tuition: $210/members, $235/non-members 


Camp Lemur
Dates June 11-5 or June 18-22
Topics include: Leapin’ Lemurs lemurs and other animals that jump & swing; Madagascar Magic discover who lives on this fascinating island; Sea Life discover who makes the ocean their home; Dinosaur Detectives explore pre-historic life in Texas and beyond; Terrific Turtles all about turtles and their amphibian cousins; plus the ever popular Eco-games.

Camp Macaw
Dates July 9-13 or July 16-20
Topics include: Birds of a Feather Macaws and other birds from around the world; Jungle Adventure explore the wonders of the rainforest; Super Snakes study these amazing legless animals; Wetland Wonders get up close and person with our wetlands; Insect-igation insects and their arthropod cousins; and, of course, classic camp Eco-games.


Nature Art Camp
Ages 6-12 years | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuition $160/members, $185 non-members
Dates: June 25-29 or July 23-27
Young artists will follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Audubon and Monet with unique opportunities to draw directly from nature and live animals. No experience required. Art supplies included.

Keeper Camps
Ages 10-14 year olds |  9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Tuition $260 members, $285 non-members

Keeper Camp 1
June 25-29
Campers experience a behind-the-scenes, hands-on adventure with our education and exhibit animals. Learn about our different animals and what it takes to properly care for them.

Keeper Camp 2
July 23-27
Continue your adventure and discover even more about taking care of animals and enriching the lives of our animal ambassadors. Prerequisite: must have attended Keeper Camp 1 or a previous Animal Adventure Camp.


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