Kids Being Scientists Camp

Date: July 11, 2016 - July 15, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily
Location: 3700 Gull Lake Dr E, Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Contact: Lisa Duke, 269-671-2510, lisaduke@msu.edu; Misty Klotz, 269-671-2263, klotzmis@msu.edu

Come explore the natural sciences with W.K. Kellogg Biological Station’s Kids Being Scientists day camp!  Campers will become an ornithologist on Monday, a wildlife biologist on Wednesday, and a botanist on Thursday while exploring the natural world we live in. We will be unlocking the fun of science with hands-on experiments, and up-close encounters with amphibians, birds and wildlife. Each week we will be conducting science experiments, exploring how art and science work together, playing games, singing songs, swimming, and fishing! Here’s a sneak peek at a few of our activities for the week:

  • Explore biology by hunting for habitats– Get ready to explore!  We will spend the day visiting different habitats and discovering the plants and animals that live there.
  • Wild about birds – Become an ornithologist and study birds and their amazing feats!  Let’s learn about wild and captive birds. Photos will be taken with the Sanctuary Raptors.
  • Wonders of wildlife – Become a wildlife biologist and set up locations for spotting wildlife at night!
  • Water detectives – Did you know that we live in a watershed?  Campers will solve mysteries about the water in our communities.  We will investigate lakes and wetlands and build boats to go exploring!


1st to 5th Grader Camp                                     6th to 8th Grader Camp
July 11-15, 2016                                                   July 18-22, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily                                         8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily
                                                                             This camp has an optional overnight camp out on Thursday, July 21.

Camp Fees:
Non-member Price: $180
Member Price: $160
Late pick-up fee (until 4 p.m.): $20
Overnight Camping Experience: $50
Refer a friend for a $10 discount!

Camp Scholarships:
The Bird Sanctuary Camp Scholarship Fund was created in 2011 with generous donations from Sanctuary members. The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to help families afford a camp experience at the Sanctuary. Funds are limited and are awarded according to need and on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarships are valued at 20-80% of the camp registration fee.

Please fill out a online Camp Scholarship Application for summer camp 2016.

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