Ecology and Hiking

img_0390 img_2258 img_1028

Week Four, July 17-21

Ecology Adventures: age 5-7 years
Hiking Explorers: age 8-10 years

Ecology Adventures Description:

Meet local wild animals with a special visit from WildCare animal rescuers. Visit working beehives and discover the important pollinator role of bees and other insects. Learn how all life on earth is interconnected and interdependent. Become entangled in food webs. Play the photosynthesis game and learn how plants produce food using the energy of the sun. Make and enjoy plant part tacos. Learn about the anatomy and physiology of flowers. Explore ancient redwood forests and discover a rare Dawn redwood tree! Create a unique sculpture in the Nature Zone at Blake Gardens. Become an environmentalist by using the Five Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot and Refuse.

Hiking Explorers Description:

Hike through the wild and beautiful Marin Headlands to explore a secret lagoon and discover a hidden beach. Embark on hiking challenges to experience areas of the East Bay off the beaten track. Enjoy an exciting Treasure Hunt Hike and explore an urban creek! Experience an ancient redwood forest, hike up a natural creek and discover amazing aquatic organisms. Campers will make a deeper connection with nature, exceed personal hiking goals and learn to practice Leave No Trace ethics. Campers will also meet local wild animals in a special visit from WildCare animal rescuers!

Drop Off and Pick Up Locations and Special Field Trip Destinations
(Transportation for Special Field Trips is provided by KIDS for the BAY)

Ecology Adventures:

Drop Off/Pick Up Location
Monday: Blake Gardens
Tuesday: Codornices Park and Berkeley Rose Garden
Wednesday: Tilden Park Big Leaf Picnic Site
Thursday: Berkeley Marina (Special Field Trip to the Samuel P. Taylor Park Redwood Forest)
Friday: Lake Anza

Hiking Explorers:

Drop Off/Pick Up Location
Monday: Blake Gardens
Tuesday: Codornices Park (Special Field Trip to hike in Marin Headlands to a hidden beach)
Wednesday: Tilden Park Big Leaf Picnic Site
Thursday: Berkeley Marina (Special Field Trip to the Samuel P. Taylor Park Redwood Forest)
Friday: Lake Anza