About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Celebrate the Earth!: Nature Camp for Kids

Earth Day, April 22, is the annual U.S. celebration of the environment and a time to assess the work still needed to protect the natural gifts of our planet. In that spirit I’ve compiled a few of the upcoming programs for children to explore nature.
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Harris Nature Center Summer Camp 2010 Programs
Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, urges youngsters to "Make the Nature Connection" this summer through a variety of camps for toddlers through fifth graders beginning June 15 and running through Aug. 6. Students going into eighth grade and above are invited to volunteer as assistant camp counselors. This year, there will be one-day camps and four-day camps. For general information about programs offered at the Harris Nature Center, call Kit Rich at (517) 349-3866

This summer Woldumar’s camps will have several discovery camps. Woldumar strives to provide fun, educational, and safe experiences for all summer campers. For general information about programs offered at the Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Rd., contact Lena Swehla directly at lena@woldumar.org or (517) 322-0030. Or visit woldumar.org
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Go to the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden website to see all the family programs available to provide fun learning experiences that encourage the imagination to grow. Register at http://4hgarden.msu.edu/calendar or call 517-355-5191, ext 1-327

Summer Camps 2010 is unique summer day camp experience at Fenner. Scholarships are available for Lansing residents who meet the qualifications. For general information about programs offered at Fenner, 2020 East Mt. Hope, call (517) 483-4224 or email fncdirectors@gmail.com. Or click HERE to download a flyer.
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All of the classes now run Monday through Friday. Zookambi kids can attend a morning class, an afternoon class, or both. Potter Park looks forward to making this summer full of fun, discovery and learning about the animal kingdom with your child. To read about the Zookambi Class Details go to http://ingham.org/ppz/summerclasses.htm.

Campers will explore Burchfield Park's 540 acres - from woods to wetlands and participate in hands-on activities that will help them learn more about the natural world surrounding them. Activities, crafts and games are planned to provide recreational enjoyment while challenging young minds to nurture and support nature. Click HERE to view a 2010 Day Camp Brochure.

If you know of any other nature programs e-mail me at bloubird@gmail.com,