Summer Camps / Teacher Camps
Herpetology Summer Camp
July 9 - 13, 2018
This popular, hands-on, science-based nature day camp is designed for children with a strong interest in nature. Campers will explore the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles side-by-side with herpetologist George L. Heinrich. Through up-close encounters with a variety of animals, such as gopher tortoises, frogs, lizards, and snakes, campers will learn about the ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles.
Wetland Adventure Camp
July 23 - 27, 2018
Meet all the things that walk, wiggle and unfurl within our magical Florida wetlands during this fun-filled week. Explore beautiful swamps, marshes and even the gooey mucks with Sensing Nature’s professional biologists and certified UF Florida Master Naturalists. Dip net a dragonfly nymph, swamp tromp where ferns grow, learn the tales soils tell, discover the secrets of water and help make a difference for tomorrow’s wetland critters.
Youth Environmental Leadership Program
July 16 - 20, 2018
Keep Pinellas Beautiful is hosting a FREE week-long Youth Environmental Leadership Programs for grades 9-12th that will engage students in hands-on skill building activities that will empower them to become environmental leaders in their community. Students in these programs will gain an understanding of environmental issues, develop skills to take action and inspire others through leadership, as well as participate in hands on activities including cleanups. In addition to the experience gained, these programs will serve as a great opportunity to receive community service or Bright Futures Scholarship hours.
ECO Teacher Training Workshop 2018
July 23 - 27, 2018
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Pinellas County's Natural Resources Agent has teamed up with St. Petersburg College, College of Education Professor to offer this nationally award-winning, week-long environmental education workshop for pre-service elementary & ESE education students, current elementary & ESE teachers, and non-formal educators. The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with tools and information to interpret the natural world and impart the need for resource conservation to their audience. Using local, state, and national curricula correlated to Florida Standards, participants will be given activities and resources to help foster environmental knowledge and good environmental stewardship in their students.