Registration Open for KBO Summer Camps
ScienceWorks website. Sign up before spaces fill! The following camps will be led by KBO Educator Jeanine Moy: Wild Birds & Radical Raptors, July 15 – July 19 (EXPLORERS 2nd-3rd graders, full day) Join KBO to explore the wild and wacky world of birds! Did you know that Peregrine Falcons can fly up to 240 miles per hour? Or that the Arctic Tern has a 7,000 mile migration from pole to pole? We will learn how to hoot like an owl, take apart owl pellets, and watch birds in action with a visit from Badger Run and a field trip to KBO’s bird banding station. You don’t want to miss this camp; it’s a hoot! Avian Artists, July 22 – July 26 (SEEKERS K – 1st grade, 9am-12pm) and August 19 – August 23 (EXPLORERS 2nd – 3rd graders, full day) Did you know that the blue in a birds’ feather is not from a pigment but from a microscopic structure? And now scientists have used this knowledge to make lasers? Birds have inspired artists, scientists and engineers for centuries, and now it’s your turn! Campers will meet birds of all colors, shapes, and behaviors to inspire paintings, sculpture, music and their own practical inventions. Campers will explore a different type of bird-inspired beauty, biology, or building each day. Habitat Detectives, July 29 – August 2 (CHALLENGERS 4th – 6th graders, full day) Do you like puzzles, riddles and mysteries? During this week-long mystery we will conduct a Secret Songbird Search, a Turkey Vulture Scavenger Hunt, and a Waterfowl Wander in order to find our final treasure on Friday. We will explore the diversity of habitats in the Ashland watershed. As we gather and record “evidence,” we will learn about the scientific process, local bird species, and uncover clues to a fun celebratory surprise! This camp includes a series of walking field trips.