Jan. 18 ‘Birds of Prey’ school holiday camp offers fun science education

January 3rd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Soar with eagles and hunt with hawks at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Birds of Prey” school holiday camp Jan. 18.

The camp allows students enrolled in grades K-5 for the 2012-2013 school year to explore natural science with interactive activities and museum exhibits.

Students will learn how a variety of birds of prey, from bald eagles to owls, use their keen senses to hunt and survive in different environments.

“Campers will learn about the various birds and their role in our ecology,” said Florida Museum education assistant Tiffany Ireland. “We will discuss the different types of birds of prey and the specialized adaptations and behaviors they use for living in urban, rural and wild places.”

The camps are offered as full- or half-day programs. The full-day program is $50 per student and the half-day cost is $30 for non-members. Museum members receive discounted rates.

Preregistration is available on the Florida Museum website, http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/events/camps/school-holiday/. Students should wear clothes appropriate for outdoor activities, and full-day participants should bring a sack lunch.

For the full day, drop-off is from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and pickup is from 4:30 to 5 p.m. The half-day camps can either be for the morning, with pickup from noon to 12:30 p.m. or for the afternoon, with drop-off from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

For more information call 352-273-2061.

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Writer: Kate Schofield, kschofield@flmnh.ufl.edu
Media contact: 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu