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  • Introduction to E.Y.E.S.: Emerging Youth Ecology Squad
    • Saturday Jan 10, 2015 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $35, Child Non-members: $45
    • Grades K-5
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    Watch nature like a hawk!

    Come see what our new E.Y.E.S. program has in store for your budding youth naturalist.

    Campers in grades K-5 already familiar with the wonders of Gilsland Farm will enjoy this Saturday program that explores our favorite themes and activities more deeply.  Participants will further develop their ecology skills through outdoor investigation, nature journaling, making comparisons and recording data.  Of course, all of this serious science will be approached in the usual fun, active and supportive environment campers are used to here.  You can even look forward to the same wonderful camp staff!

    Look at the world around you through the eyes of an ecologist and you will be amazed at what you will learn!

    This is a drop-off program just like our Summer and Vacation Camp programs and campers should arrive with a lunch and dressed for the outdoors.  The program runs from 10am to 2pm.

  • Emerging Youth Ecology Squad (E.Y.E.S.)
    • Saturday Feb 28, 2015 – Saturday Apr 11, 2015
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Saturdays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $225, Child Non-members: $275
    • Grades K-5
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    Watching nature like a hawk! Campers in grades K-5 already familiar with the wonders of Gilsland Farm will enjoy this 7-week Saturday series that explores our favorite themes and activities more deeply.  Participants will further develop their ecology skills through outdoor investigation, nature journaling, making comparisons and recording data.  Of course, all of this serious science will be approached in the usual fun, active and supportive environment campers are used to here.  You can even look forward to the same wonderful camp staff! Look at the world around you through the eyes of an ecologist and you will be amazed at what you will learn!

    Sample weekly topics and themes include:

    • Where are they now?  – tracking for fun and research
    • Backyard birds — who are we seeing and what does that mean?
    • Short migrations, epic journeys – incredible trips that turtles, salamanders, frogs, even bats all make
    • First signs of summer – looking more closely at plant progression and animals migrating back
    • Habitat connections — using mapping and our own creativity to make links for wildlife

    This is a drop-off program just like our Summer and Vacation Camp programs and campers should arrive with a lunch and dressed for the outdoors.  The program runs from 10am to 2pm on consecutive Saturdays.