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Summer Nature Days: Day Camps for Grades 2-6
Monday July 22 through Friday, July 26th. 9:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Various locations.
Cost: $270/child for SCVAS members; $295/child for non-members
Our SCVAS/MROSD summer camp is back - and bigger and better than ever as we welcome Shoreline at Mountain View into our partnership!
Each camp day will be at a different location with a unique theme. Parents will be responsible for transportation to all locations (but see the note about Friday, July 26th):
Day 1 - "Nature Explorations!" We'll spend our day learning just what makes the natural areas so cool, including animal games, track explorations, a bug hunt, and more! Location: Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve in Cupertino.
Day 2 - "Wetlands Wonders!" Come learn about some unique (and fascinating!) Shoreline history, explore the baylands, work through a scavenger hunt and more! We might even get to play some Victorian-era games. Location: Rengstorff House and Shoreline Lake in Mountain View.
Day 3 - "All About Birds!" Bird watching, bird walks, bird crafts, bird stories, and so much more. Location: McClellan Ranch Preserve in Cupertino.
Day 4 - "Bugs and the Creek!" Come and learn what makes these creepy critters cool! Location: McClellan Ranch Preserve in Cupertino.
Day 5 - "Spaces and Species." Discover one of the area's hidden gems and learn what nature has to share. Location: Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve on Hwy 35. Transportation (from McClellan Ranch Preserve) will be provided.
For children entering grades 2-6.
Can't attend the full week? Ask about our "Mini-Week" options (Mon-Wed or Wed-Fri).
Register by June 20th. To see the flyer Click Here.
Discounts given for families with 2 or more registered children. Some scholarships for families in need may be available - please ask!
Details and directions for each session will be sent upon confirmed registration.
TBC: Young Audubon Summer Adventure: Bird Banding with SFBBO
Saturday August 17 8:00 AM-10:00 AM (arrive at 7:45AM)
Location: Meets at McCarthy Ranch in Milpitas
Cost: $25/family (or $8/child, $10/adult)
Join us for Conservation Science in Action!
PLEASE NOTE: Details are still being confirmed. Sign-ups for this activity open on June 1st.
Come share in a very special opportunity to witness a live bird banding demonstration provided by experts from the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. An invaluable tool for conservation, restoration and mitigation research, this bird banding activity will allow participants to view a wild bird up close and personal, as well as tour an area of active habitat restoration. This tour is for ages 7 and up and lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
Due to the special access involved, participants will need to carpool/caravan into the research site. Prompt arrival at 7:45AM at the meeting location is required.
Space is limited, call (408) 252-3740 for reservations. Groups with children receive priority.
Scholarships are available for families in need.
Location: McCarthy Ranch in Milpitas, located one exit west of the 237/880 interchange. Meet at the [former] Borders Bookstore parking lot at the McCarthy Ranch. More specific directions will be sent to registered participants the week prior to the activity.
Last modified November 2011