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Earthworks’ Summer Programs Go Wild

May 31, 2017
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Earthworks_SUMMERprogram2017Earthworks’ Summer Staff are hard at work preparing ALL New curriculum for the summer.  The new curriculum is based on the DNR’s “Project Wild” which provides a wide range of environmental activities for children with an emphasis on wildlife.  Adam Thada, Ecological Relationships Director at The Center at Donaldson, will be installing trail cameras to monitor the wildlife on campus.  Children, ages 6 to 10, participating in our programs will have the opportunity to view the pictures and learn about animals and their habitat.  Summer Day Camp activities will also include hikes using binoculars to explore nature, experience cob building, dissecting owl pellets, examining the water of Lake Galbraith, interact with the goats at the Ancilla Beef and Grain Farm, and oodles of other outside activities.

All activities will be hands on learning experiences to help children focus on our interconnectedness with nature.  Also, incorporated into the program are opportunities to enjoy music and art experiences as well as journaling each day’s activities.

Scholarships are available through the Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center website – Lindenwood.org, choose “Gift of the Spirit Scholarship,” complete and submit the application.  Register for 1, 2, or all 3 weeks at Earthworksonline.org – summer programs – register now.  Cheri Ringer, Coordinator of Earthcare Education for Earthworks can be reached at 574.935.1746 or email at cringer@poorhandmaids.org to answer any questions.

Earthworks, part of The Center at Donaldson, is sponsored by The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

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