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Welcome to the Animal Kingdom

Dates:

Session #1:
July 15-19, 2024

Session #2: July 22-26, 2024

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 2nd-4th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Ravenscroft Lower School

Cost: $300

Program Description: From sponges to mammals, during the Animal Kingdom camp, students will gain an appreciation of the different animal phyla. We will start with the least complex and increase in complexity as the week progresses. With an emphasis on vertebrates, we will end the week with mammals. Participants will learn by doing and each day will include at least two of the following: Art (e.g. sponge painting, fish prints) Literacy (e.g. reading/creating books) Movement (e.g. activities from Project Wild) Connection to Humans (e.g. honey tasting, biomimicry) We will take a snack break midmorning. Follow up activities will be suggested for home use, and a list of suppliers will be provided at the end of the week, a great source for science-based gifts. What to bring: set of color pencils, water bottle, snack Instructor: Zoe Welsh has been an Upper School Biology teacher since 2006 and began teaching in 1992. Young at heart, she’s taught a LS-level Museum of Life and Science camp and regularly hosts the preK as they perform experiments with her AP Biology students. An admirer of Patrick Knox, she thought her love of living things and making learning fun would dovetail nicely with his Girls in Science and Junior Scientist camps.

Instructor: Zoe Welsh is an Upper School Science Instructor and Science Department Chair. She currently teaches AP Biology and Forensic Science, but has extensive experience in teaching different types of science to all ages.

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