Ecology


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Week Five, July 23-27

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

Ecology Adventures Description:

Meet ancient redwood trees and discover a rare Dawn redwood! Explore a unique salt marsh habitat along the bay shoreline. Create a special sculpture in the Nature Zone at Blake Gardens. 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. Visit working beehives and discover the important pollinator role of bees and other insects. Meet local wild animals with a special visit from Wildlife Associates animal rescuers. Become an environmentalist by using the Five Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot and Refuse.

Ecology Explorers Description:

Investigate an ancient oak woodland in Marin County. Travel back in time and learn about one of the first Chinese fishing camps in the Bay Area. Experience areas of the East Bay off the beaten track. Enjoy an exciting Environmental Treasure Hunt and explore a hidden urban creek! Campers will make a deep connection with nature and learn to practice Leave No Trace ethics. Campers will meet local wild animals in a special visit from Wildlife Associates animal rescuers. Explorers will enjoy a special evening Campfire Program and Twilight Adventure, with dinner and s’mores.

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 (Special visit from Wildlife Associates Animal Rescuers)
Tuesday: Tilden Park Big Leaf Picnic Site
Wednesday: Lake Anza
Thursday: Berkeley Marina (Special Field Trip to China Camp State Park)
Friday: Codornices Park and Berkeley Rose Garden

Ecology Explorers:

Drop Off/Pick Up Location
Monday: Blake Gardens (Special visit from Wildlife Associates Animal Rescuers)
Tuesday: Tilden Park Big Leaf Picnic Site
Wednesday: Lake Anza
Thursday: Berkeley Marina (Special Field Trip to China Camp State Park)
Friday: Codornices Park (Special evening Campfire Program and Twilight Hike, with dinner and s’mores — late pick-up at 8 p.m. at Picnic Area Two)