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 sponsor two “Hands on Weedon” archaeology camps at Weedon Island during the summer of 2015. 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.
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. 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.
Sponsored by Heinrich Ecological Services, call George Heinrich at (727) 865-6255 for more information or email.
Herpetology Summer Camps
A science-based, hands-on nature day camp. 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.
Saltwater Fishing Camp
The Saltwater Fishing Camp is a hands-on program of fishing and instruction for campers. Campers will be provided valuable instruction regarding saltwater fishes, their habitats and various fishing techniques, with the goal of creating a new “school” of responsible anglers. All aspects of fishing are covered, ranging from fish identification and fish biology to basic boat navigation and ethical angling techniques. Campers will leave the Saltwater Fish Camp with a greater appreciation for the sport of fishing as well as new angling skills. Campers are provided all the necessary fishing gear needed during camp activities.
Sponsored by Sensing Nature, call Jeanne Murphy at (727) 397-2306 for more information or email.