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Monday, April 1, 2013

Upper Elementary Campers Have All the Fun


From setting food on fire to pulling catch aboard UVM's Melosira Research Vessel to encountering live birds of prey, our summer camps for rising 3rd-6th graders are my favorite to teach and participate in.  I love when campers curiosity and advancing skill level meets new and exciting opportunities, like producing a real TV news story for WPTZ (see last year's piece below)!  Check out videos and descriptions of my top choice camps for rising 3rd-6th grade below to decide which camp you'll be jealous of your child attending this summer.  Don't miss out, visit www.echovermont.org/camps to register today.

Marine Biology Gets Fresh Camp

Train to be a Marine Biologist








Marine Biology Gets Fresh Camp 
July 8 – July 12, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Ever dream about becoming a marine biologist when you grow-up? Interacting with live animals from ECHO's collection, campers will learn what it takes to become marine or freshwater fish biologists. While caring for their own aquarium fish, campers will get to know what different fish eat, where they live, and what threatens their survival. Capping off the week, campers will head out on UVM’s Melosira Research Vessel to conduct their very own field study!

Wings Camp

Befriend an Owl








Wings Camp 
August 5 – August 9, 20138:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
It's a bird! It's a plane. It's ECHO Camp! From falcons to fairies to F-15's, this camp will explore human and avian flight. Campers will delve into the history of human flight, discover different birds of prey, and design and build their own air crafts. They will also meet real live hawks and owls from Outreach for Earth Stewardship raptor rehabilitation program! So, what's your favorite pair of wings to wear?

My Sustainable Kitchen Chemistry Camp

Make Insta-Ice Cream
Photo courtesy of hslphotosyn




My Sustainable Kitchen Chemistry Camp 
June 24 – June 28, 20138:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
What happens to cream when it's flash frozen using liquid nitrogen? How can maple syrup crystallize into rock candy? During this ECHO Camp, children will explore the local foodshed at the chemical level. They will visit farms, concoct delectable dishes in ECHO’s state-of-the-art kitchen, and investigate what makes food sustainable from a community and environmental perspective. Working with The Sugarsnap CafĂ©, they will also have the opportunity to share their crazy culinary creations with the public. 

Green TV Anchors Camp

Appear on TV




Green TV Anchors Camp with WPTZ
June 24 – June 28, 20138:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Do you have a personality made for television and a passion for the planet? Join Conservation Correspondent Bridget Butler this summer to investigate topics ranging from toxic algae blooms to local black bear sightings. In this incredible ECHO Camp, campers will spend the week developing an environmental-themed news story. They will film their piece for broadcast on News Channel 5 WPTZ and appear in a live newscast with WPTZ.






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