PARENTS CRAVING MORE INSTRUCTION FOR CHILDREN GIVE NEW ANS CAMPS HIGH PRAISE
Provide intellectual boost following disruptions to learning because of COVID-19
CHEVY CHASE, MD – The Audubon Naturalist Society's new line-up of summer camps with options that include nature photography and filmography are getting high praise from parents. One mom said her son was "really energized by the interactions in camp, and has continued to spend time outside taking photographs since the camp ended" and called the experience "a great example of how some engagement and guidance really benefits kids."
Nature Film at Home, for rising 7th -9th graders, will be held the week of July 6. Campers will learn how to shoot and edit their own short nature film on their smartphones. Classes will be held via Zoom from 10-11 am and 3-4 pm with an additional 1-2 hours of self-led outdoor prompts and activities per day. The Nature Photography at Home Camp will be offered the week of July 13 for 6th-9th graders. Classes are held via Zoom from 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. with an additional 1-2 hours of self-led outdoor prompts and activities per day.
Those programs, along with Audubon Advocacy and Backyard Exploration Packs, are part of a new offering of camps in 2020 that give young people around the region the benefit of learning about their surroundings from environmental educators who are carrying out ANS's 123-year-legacy of enjoying, protecting, and teaching about nature.
About ANS: Throughout its history, ANS has championed nature for all by playing a pivotal role in conserving our region's iconic natural places from development including the C&O Canal, Dyke Marsh and, most recently, Ten Mile Creek. Past ANS member and board president, Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, is credited with launching the now global environmental movement. ANS's nature experts provide hundreds of opportunities each year for children and adults to enjoy, learn about, and protect the environment.