Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Science Camp Recap

Bat Host Michael answering questions, Science Camp 2016 Bat Host Michael answering questions, Science Camp 2016 Jessica Swan

Science Camp 2016! was July 24th through July 28th. We had 18 kids, ages 4 through 13 who camped with us for the week-long program. Our goal was to create awareness of environmental issues, resource sustainability, land and habitat conservation. To give our youth the opportunity to experience this unique environment, to expand their knowledge of the natural world through our educational programs and to instill a sense of stewardship and personal responsibility. The kids went on Geology, Hydro- electric, Astronomy, Everson Ranch and Bat Tours. We also learned about the weather, solar power, horse husbandry, the birds of OLT and went on a plant hike. There was art and music and s'mores! It was a great week!

Our OLT family is blessed with intelligent, experienced and openhearted people who gave of themselves for the kids. Thank you to our instructors, staff and volunteers who made this event possible! Special thanks to the families, the kids and their parents, who shared this experience with all of us. The Science Camp 2016 was sponsored by a Saguache County Sales Tax Grant and support from Orient Land Trust.

Thank you: Doug, Rosie, Cherrye & Mike, Scott, Crystal, Dr. Jay, Cosmic Mark, Barry, Michael, David, Jessica, Jim, Kathryn, Cynthia, Chloe, Henry, Jack, Julie, Mike, Ian, Jane, Eric, Ruby & Marie!

Mural Painting, Science Camp 2016 - Robin Rosenberg Bird Workshop with Jim Welche, Science Camp 2016 - Robin Rosenberg Watching the Outflight, Science Camp 2016 - Robin Rosenberg Bat Host Michael answering questions, Science Camp 2016 - Robin Rosenberg Ranch Tour - Community Garden, Science Camp 2016 - Robin Rosenberg Everson Ranch Tour, Science Camp 2016 - Robin Rosenberg Horse Husbandry Workshop with Cherrye O'Donal, Science Camp 2016 - Robin Rosenberg

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