This week at camp will be devoted to the study of California's oak woodlands. This fascinating woodland community is the home to many of California's unique plants and animals. Through a series of exciting hands-on lessons, we will learn about the special conditions that create this habitat of majestic oak trees, rolling grassy hills and the shrubby undergrowth of buckeyes, toyon and colorful wildflowers. We will also explore the rich variety of animal inhabitants of the oak woodlands, including acorn woodpeckers, skinks, alligator lizards, butterflies, salamanders and more. On Wednesday we will take a bus trip to visit the oak woodlands. In addition to studying woodlands, we'll do fun, creative art projects, play outdoors, create Lego structures and watch science movies.
- Learn about the flora and fauna of the oak woodland forest and make a magnetic forest scene.
- Determine which creatures live in the oak woodlands with an electric LED detector.
- Make and play a woodland forest food chain board game.
- Create woodland creatures out of oak galls and make spinning tops out of acorns.
- Build a wooden leaf press.
- Construct a nature detective woodland hiking pouch to hold your sketch pad, oak forest identification cards and bug observation vial.
- Hop on a bus to take a trip to a nearby oak woodland forest.
- Create an electric projector and view forest creatures in the dark.
- And more!
Campers ages 5-11, CITs ages 11-15
March 28 - April 1, 2016 in Oakland
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
$115/day (daily attendance is fine)
$100/day (3 or more days)
A $25 administrative fee will be charged for cancellations before March 7, 2016.
No refunds after March 7, 2016.
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
1255 First Ave. Oakland, CA
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