Natural History Explorations

Post date: Jan 5, 2012 1:31:37 PM

Natural History Explorations, a vacation camp for grades 6-8, is a new program from the College of the Atlantic's Dorr Museum of Natural History. NHE will focus on hands-on exploration of the natural history of Mount Desert Island, including winter ecology, tracking, snow and ice in February, and amphibian biology and Northeast Creek watershed in April. Bringing together experiential, outdoor, environmental and place-based education, this program strives to inspire Middle School students to learn more about the natural world and continue to have meaningful outdoor experiences.

The camp will run as a day program from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the February and April school vacations with one overnight in the museum gallery on Thursday night. Each week costs $75 to cover gas, food (including lunches and snacks) and materials. NHE will be run by Lucy Atkins as her senior project at COA. Please email latkins@coa,edu or call 413-896-5773 for more information or to register.