Come join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and our 2017 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) students for a free, 4-day camp from 8am-11am, July 18th thru July 21st, that combines hands on activities with education to provide an exciting, one of a kind experience for children ranging from 1st to 5th grades.
In this camp, children will be given the opportunity to learn about the environmental impact of pollinators, with a special concentration on butterflies, and why they are important. This will be achieved through a series of hands-on crafts, engaging outdoors games, and tours of our very own wildlife drive and surrounding nature trails to give your children the opportunity to witness first hand why these insects and animals are so important to us and how they aid in making the world around us a more beautiful place.
Do you like flowers? How about fruits? Vegetables? Then you like pollinators, who all aid in providing sustenance for humans and the environment alike. Pollinators help provide everything from the fruit and vegetables we eat to the feed that our livestock eat. They promote the growth of trees, flowers, and bushes so that we can all breathe easy.
Without pollinators, life as we know it would cease to flourish. In this camp we will focus particularly on pollinators such as butterflies, with the aid of the butterfly garden located right outside our own visitor center and a group of young, motivated students who have been studying butterflies for the majority of their summer to be able to teach it back to you.
This camp only has a limited amount of spots and we urge you to utilize this exciting opportunity to educate your child while they still have days filled with fun. Parents are welcomed to stay but drop-offs are also welcomed.
All activities will be at the Savannah NWR Visitor Center, located at 694 Beech Hill Lane Hardeeville, SC (off U.S. 17, approximately 7 miles north of Savannah, GA and 7 miles south of Hardeeville, SC). To make your reservation for this rain or shine event, call 843-784-2468.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this event for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, Spanish language, close captioning or other accommodation needs to Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex office, 843-784-2468 firstname.lastname@example.org, TTY 800-877-8339 with your request prior to event dates.
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