July 14th – 18th Travel to Australia, Africa, and South America exploring key species and comparing them to local Oregon species. Discover symbiosis, world ecology and the role animals play in each diverse ecosystem. Thursday Field Trip: Lewisburg Saddle old growth forest
Monday – World habitats, trees and animal classes.
- Key tree species around the world, Sorting species, Tropical treasures, Sounds of a forest and Niche bingo!
Tuesday – South American rainforests with the great kapok tree.
- Predator/Prey rainforest animal and habitat match-up, rainforest resources and plant use, Do we have a rainforest? Explore our forest and discover what is the same and what is different.
Wednesday – Africa and Australia
- The baobab tree, Symbiotic simulation games, Massive migrations, and the Big cats of Africa.
- Animal/Habitat to continent matching game, opossum and possum compare and contrast with art project, Koalas and the eucalyptus tree.
Thursday – Field Trip Day! Destination: Lewisburg Saddle old growth
- How are Oregon’s forests like and unlike other forests around the world? Observe the canopy, discuss inhabitants and possible adaptations to life in the pacific NW forests.
Friday – Protecting the forest and endangered species.
- Create a tree and design a new forest, Deforestation and impacts on native species, Tropical treehouse activity and hike though the forested park.
All camps cover ages 5-12 unless age restrictions are stated. Campers are divided into age appropriate groups within camps. Note some camps meet at different locations on some days and all camps have field trips on Thursday. The field trips are great fun!