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Young Ecologists Summer Camp

June 19, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - June 23, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

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Now in our 20th year offering our popular day camp! Be a part of Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s “Young Ecologists Camp” and immerse yourself in five fun-filled days of nature study and outdoor activities.

Tentative Schedule:

Monday, June 19 — Birds and habitats, adaptations (beaks and feet), use of binoculars and field guides; the Kittatinny Raptor Corridor Project and its importance to raptors, hike to Bake Oven Knob.

Tuesday, June 20 — Birds of Prey: Adaptations of Predators –program with live hawks and owls; bluebird next box construction, owl pellet dissection.

Wednesday, June 21 — Water quality testing, stream and pond ecology, water pollution, impact of watershed activity on streams; herp (amphibian and reptile) search.

Thursday, June 22 — Forest ecology, leaf/tree identification, forest fragmentation; deer and predators, value of predators in ecosystems; geology, forest hike.

Friday, June 23 — Lehigh Gap Restoration Project – Charcoal Trail Hike; ecological scavenger hunt; Pizza Party.

Time: 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. daily

Location: Meet at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s Osprey House at Lehigh Gap each morning. We will use a bus to travel to study sites and return by 3:00 each day.

Who is eligible: Any student currently in grade 5 – 7.

Registration Fee: $65 per student. Scholarships are available for economically disadvantaged children.

Questions: Call the Lehigh Gap Nature Center at 610-760-8889 or email us at info@lgnc.org

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Lehigh Gap Nature Center
8844 Paint Mill Road
Slatington, PA 18080 United States
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