Naturama Day!

Mother’s Market was kind enough to donate canvas bags for us to use on Naturama Day – when all the campers rotate through 5 fun stations, creating take-home items. Now they can re-use their bags at any store, rather than using disposable plastic or paper bags!Camp Teacher Valerie talks about why using re-usable bags is…

Butterfly House Opening & Eco-Faire

The ENC celebrated it’s annual Butterfly House Opening & Eco-Faire on May 2, 2009. The Alma Latina Dance Troop performed their dance, “metamorphosis” for us. Mike, our Grounds Coordinator, sold locally native butterfly host and nectar plants. Participants looked at butterfly wings under the microscopes. Many decorated re-useable canvas bags.  Canvas bags are WAY better…

Spring Break Camp 2009

Wilderness Survival campers learning how to sterilize water…Holding a crayfish.Netting for crayfish.Digging in the midden.Staring a fire. Building a “log cabin” fire, striking a match.Touching a toad.Dressing like a reptile!Dressing like a mammal.Competing in a solar race.Filming our “documentary.”Building a shelter.Testing to see if our shelter is waterproof.Learning about edible plants.Making an alligator out of…

Positively Green Event – March 17, 2009

The Environmental Nature Center hosted “Positively Green,” on March 17, 2009 celebrating our Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  What a “cool” ice sculpture! ENC Lead Naturalist Dan Green & Naturalist Kathy Wiedel pose for the camera! Don’t drop it!   The plaque is made from recycled…

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