I managed to take a few photos on the overnight: Above: Playing games in the redwoods after getting the tents set up, and before dinner. &nbps; Above: Spontaneous singing, led by the CITs, after dinner. Above: Program Director Mike stoking the fire to cook breakfast. We had eggs, hash browns, bacon, and gluten-free pancakes. […]
A busy day at camp. so lots of photos today…. Above: We started off the morning cooking scrambled eggs on a camp stove. But first the campers learned how to break eggs into a bowl. Above: Enjoying the finished product: eating scrambled eggs in the great outdoors. Above: We took a field trip […]
Today’s theme in Nature Camp was cooking. Above: We started with a story about cooking and camping. And C.I.T. Abby came to join us this morning. Above: We cooked s’mores in a solar oven. Above: Making entries in our notebooks. Above: The campers learned about camp stove safety, then helped the adults […]
Today in Nature Camp, we spent time experiencing and learning about trees. Above: Nature Campers with redwood cones. Above: Making bark rubbings. Above: Exploring trees. Above: More fun with bark rubbings.
Today we went on a field trip to Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz to explore tide pools. Here are some photos: Above: We arrived at the tide pools a little before 11:00. Since high tide would be at 12:48, we went right to the tide pools — after learning a few safety rules, […]
Photos from day two of Nature Camp: Above: Looking at an insect through a giant magnifying lens. The magnifying lens is made by stretching clear plastic wrap over a bucket, then putting enough water on the plastic so that it makes a concave shape. A hole cut in the side of the bucket allows you […]
Lots of photos today to make up for yesterday…. Above: Looking for freshwater invertebrates in Purissima Creek. Above: Camper with Banana Slug and field notebook. Above: Writing in the field notebook. Above: Wild creatures (including invertegrates such as butterflies) are startled by sudden movement. In this game, Eric is the wild creature. […]
We had so much fun today, I kept forgetting to take photos. Some of the things I did NOT take photos of: — playing “Lynxes, Hares, and Plants,” a simulation game that models predator-prey relationships — harvesting plums from the plum tree on campus — learning how to use hatchets and bow saws safely — […]
Two photos from the first day of Nature Camp: Above: Looking through the “field glasses” we made. These “field glasses” don’t actually magnify what you’re looking at, but they do help you to focus on specific objects. Above: Nature Campers showing some of the natural objects they found.
Above: Prepping fabric for natural dye tie-dye shirts. Above: Stoking the fire in the rocket stove, cooking the natural dye for tie-dying. Above: Eric demonstrating glass blowing. Glass is made from natural materials, and is easily recyclable.  : Above: A finished product. Above: A completed tie-dye made with natural dyes. Above: […]