The Audubon Society of Rhode Island has been offering quality summer camp experiences for over 30 years and is now expanding with school vacation camp for kids at their Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol. Children in grades K-5 connect with nature and build a sense of respect towards the environment through fun, hands-on experiences. Outdoor explorations, crafts, games, scientific experiments, and nature discoveries are all part of the fun!
For students in grades K-2, there’s a week of “Hibernation Nation.” Could you survive winter outside in nature? How do animals do it? Kids will take part in fun activities that explore the skills needed to survive in nature, including tracking, winter plant and animal identification, problem solving and more.
Students in grades 3-5 will enjoy learning about “Cool Science and Wacky Wildlife,” answering questions like: Have you ever wondered why a duck doesn’t sink or how birds glide? Can you harness the power of the sun? What happens when you mix colors with salt water or oil? Are bubbles always round? Kids unlock nature’s secrets using hands-on science and exploration skills. Register early, space is limited.
In addition to camps, “Wacky Wild Science Adventure” programs will be held each day at 11 a.m.; Nature crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Nature story at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; and Animal interview at 1:30 p.m. All are recommended for ages 6 and up. Free with admission, registration is not required.
To register for vacation camp, visit www.asri.org. Program fee: $240/member; $285/non-member.