Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Junior Explorers 2011- A Photo and Video Essay

 Junior Explorers is a half day camp for children ages 5-7.  This blog's intention is to give you a little visual insight into some of our adventures.  Enjoy!

MARINE MAMMAL MONDAY



Singing about a gray whale and making orca noises!

TOUCH TANK TUESDAY

Before we visited the touch tanks, Valerie told us about some of the animals
we might see.  In the picture above we are all pretending to be crabs that just molted
and are waiting for their new shells to harden.

Heather encourages Campers to touch!
We explored and learned about animals that live under the floating dock.

WILD WOODS WEDNESDAY

The woods are always full of surprises.  During camp we observed deer, birds,
bugs, a banana slug, and even a family of river otters!

SECOND TO LAST DAY (THURSDAY) SALMON SURPRISE

We became salmon and went on a journey.  In the top photograph we began life as an egg.  We grew larger and stronger and eventually headed out to the open ocean.  There we faced many obstacles, including a dam and predators (bottom photograph).  Eventually, we returned to our native stream where we laid eggs and died.


Salmon depend on a healthy stream at the beginning and end of their lives. Above are 29 interpretations of what a healthy stream should look like. What might a healthy stream look like to you?

FINALLY, FISHY FRIDAY


Our time of Friday was devoted to the tidepools. 
We strapped on our boots (many of us still managing to get wet) and EXPLORED.
 Just a little glimpse into our Summer,
Heather and Valerie

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