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Nature Ranger Day Camp

  • Gales Pond County Park 49 E Filmore Rd Hart, MI, 49420 United States (map)

Announcing our first annual environmental day camp for children ages 5-10 years old! Children will be taking a closer look at Michigan wildlife through games, science experiments, art projects, nature walks, and interacting with live program animals. The instructor, Amalia Fernand, is the author of Michigan Wildlife: A Coloring Field Guide, and has a Master of Science in Ecological Leadership and Education. She founded Nature Explorers International with the mission to inspire excitement and curiosity for the environment through art, science, and outdoor experiences.

When: August 27 and 28; 9am - 12pm
Where: Gales Pond County Park
Program Fee: $15 per day or $25 for two days (20% sibling discount available and scholarships are available if financial assistance is needed)

Monday: Scales & Slime
Learn about the cold-blooded animals of Michigan including fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Make amphibian slime, reptile clips, magnet fishing poles, and a real snake skin bookmark. Meet a corn snake and a tiger salamander. Go on a nature walk, and play a habitat game.  

Tuesday: Feathers & Fur
Investigate birds by playing bird behavior bingo, making recycled binoculars, raptor mobiles, and playing predator and prey. Learn about native mammals, make black bear masks, and play ranger tag. Learn how to identify tracks, scat, and other signs of wildlife. 

To register, please contact Suzie Knoll at (231) 861-5600 or suzie.knoll@macd.org. 

Earlier Event: August 27
Nature Ranger Day Camp
Later Event: August 29
Guided Kayak Trip