Spring / Summer Camps
Archaeology Summer Camps
Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE) in partnership with Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) will again hold two “Hands on Weedon” archaeology camps at Weedon Island during the summer of 2013. These camps are designed for students interested in exploring the past and are conducted by professional archaeologists and educators.
This summer camp is designed for children with a strong interest in prehistory and history as well as in learning how early people interacted with their environment. Campers will learn about the importance of archaeology and will gain understanding about early natural resources that were necessary for life in the Tampa Bay region. Highlights of the camp include guest experts, tour of an archaeological site, hands-on archaeology, lab analysis, pottery making, atlatl adventure and earning the certificate of Tommy the Tortoise, Junior Archaeologist.
Wildlife Ecology Summer Camp
This summer camp is designed for children with a strong interest in nature. Campers will explore the ecology and conservation of Florida’s wildlife and wildlands with field biologist and environmental educator George L. Heinrich. A blend of classroom and field sessions will include hands-on activities, guest presentations, and exploration of the preserve’s diverse habitats where campers will practice their nature detective skills. Call George Heinrich at (727) 865-6255 for more information or email George@heinrichecologicalservices.com.
Herpetology Summer Camp
A science-based, hands-on nature day camp sponsored by Heinrich Ecological Services. Inquisitive children love this five-day nature camp where they explore the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles side by side with George Heinrich, a professional herpetologist. Through up-close encounters with a variety of animals such as gopher tortoises, frogs, lizards and snakes, campers learn about amphibian and reptile ecology and conservation.