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New Virtual Summer Camp, Wild About Wildlife Virtual Summer Camp, Registration Opens Today!
Jupiter, FL - June 26, 2020 - In light of COVID-19-related summer camp closures, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Manatee Lagoon, Zoo Miami and the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) have partnered together to offer a Wild About Wildlife Virtual Summer Camp program targeted for children 6 to 9 years of age. The virtual summer camp will feature half-day schedules filled with animal observations, experiments, games, crafts and educational lessons hosted by educators from each organization. Morning camp sessions will feature a variety of prerecorded and live lessons, as well as supplemental at-home activities and printables. Afternoon camp sessions will feature the same content as the morning camp sessions, however all of the lessons will be pre-recorded.
“We are excited to be able to offer the community this unique, virtual experience,” said Sarah Marmion, manager of Manatee Lagoon. “Manatee Lagoon is part of Florida Power & Light Company’s commitment to make our communities a better place to live and raise a family, and be responsible stewards of the environment. While our center remains closed until further notice, our hope is that this virtual program keeps curious minds engaged and learning about the environment during these unprecedented times.”
The host organizations are offering the virtual summer camp free of charge with a voluntary donation option to support the environmental and educational missions of the organizations that helped make this program possible.
“Inspiring the next generation to be eco-conscious consumers and leaders starts with instilling a connection and appreciation for wildlife,” said Jessica Parks, director of learning experiences for Zoo Miami Foundation. “We are excited to join our partners in providing an accessible education program to our South Florida community to accomplish this as part of our mission.”
The goal of the Wild About Wildlife Virtual Summer Camp is to provide an engaging virtual-based experience for children to stay connected and learning throughout the summer, as well as provide virtual options for parents who are working from home.
“We’re excited to bring summer fun to the forefront with our environmental partners,” said Hannah Campbell, director of education for Loggerhead Marinelife Center. “The camp will provide kids a closer encounter to our local ecosystems, which can have a profound effect on how younger generations champion ocean conservation.”
“MODS connects people to wildlife that lives all around us and the conservation efforts taking place, right here in South Florida. We are committed to inspiring children to protect Florida's vibrant ecosystem and all of its inhabitants,” said Joseph P. Cox, president and CEO of MODS. “The donations MODS receives from this initiative will benefit our community's heroes, including active military members, doctors, nurses, hospital workers, EMTs and firefighters with free Museum admission now through September 30.”
WHEN: Week-long sessions start on Monday, July 6, 2020.
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