Nature: Activities

Each week we offer 14-16 different nature activities (called “occupations”) over a range of “skill” levels, from beginning to advanced.

A Typical Week’s Offerings

Beginning level

  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Butterflies and Moths
  • Ponds and Streams
  • Junior Nature Book
  • Birding
  • Nature Drawing

Intermediate Level

  • Wild Foods
  • Digital Photography
  • Darkroom Photography
  • Bush Lore
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies

Advanced Level

  • Mosses
  • Caddisflies
  • Butterfly and Moth Field Studies
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Rocks and Minerals

Several occupations are available every week (such as Beginning Butterflies and Moths, Beginning Rocks and Minerals, and Wild Foods) so you can start learning something new at any point of your session. Others are led once or twice a summer. We offer around 35 different occupations each summer. Other favorites include:

  • animal homes and signs
  • wetlands ecology
  • environmental sculpture
  • “Dying Wooly Critters” and other “hybrid” nature/art activities

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