Explore the Outdoors Virtual Summer Camp with Nature Cat and Five Rivers MetroParks Coming to ThinkTV next week!
ThinkTV and CET are excited to present our Explore the Outdoors virtual summer camp – our third and final camp of the summer! The camp starts next Monday, August 10, and goes through Saturday, August 15, with camp days starting at 10am on Facebook and then going live on our websites at www.thinktv.org/camp shortly after. The Explore the Outdoors virtual summer camp’s goal is to get kids excited about outdoor activities while indoor activities are still limited by the pandemic. This camp is presented in partnership with the producers of Nature Cat and Five Rivers MetroParks!
Here are the topics we will be covering:
Day One: Getting Ready for Camp
Meet camp counselor, Ava, and learn to make a nature observation journal and binoculars that you can use at camp all week long!
Day Two: Exploring Creeks
Discover where creeks begin, then follow a stream to see what lives there. Check in with some beavers who build dams, watch Erin and Joshua try to float boats and learn to build your own boats!
Day Three: Exploring the Forest
Forests are ecosystems that can be found almost everywhere. Learn about ecosystems, take a walk in a forest, find a forest in a city, do nature crafts, and go mountain biking!
Day Four: Art in Nature
Nature is so creative! Explore the art of patterns, shapes and colors found in nature. Play a nature observation game, see birds as artists and their nests as works of art, create beautiful nature art, learn to make paint brushes from items found outdoors, and take a hike to observe art in nature!
Day Five: Nature in the City
Explore nature in the city and explore city gardens, learn to build a composter, see a terrarium craft, walk through a conservatory and visit a national park!
Day Six: Animal Ambassadors
Meet some of the animals that live in our forests, learn ways they communicate, and get to see many of them up close! We’ll take a virtual tour of the Ohio Wildlife Center where wild animals are rescued and rehabilitated, and we will talk about bird watching and camping as ways to observe wildlife up close.