summer camps in south Mississippi

Ten outstanding interns are working with me this summer to provide nature time for K-2nd graders at four camps in our city. Each team spends an hour each day at one of the camps in groups ranging in number from 10 to 20 for an hour outside while sitting on a tarp under a tree or pavilion. The interns first read a GLOBE Storybook or other book on nature to the children, do an activity or take a nature walk, and then show them a poster of a real African American scientist or leader who studies the topic of the day. It was a real challenge to get the counselors to even let us go outside! The kids are loving it now and have even said that they don't want to go back inside! The counselors (most of whom are teenagers) are excited about learning this, too. Some photos from week one follow.


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