April Vacation Camps at The Rye Nature Center
Ages4-5 years 6-8 years 9-12 years
Friday, March 30: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Campers will experience the wild world of amphibians and reptiles. Come meet our friendly snakes, frogs, and lizards as we learn where these critters come from and some of the amazing adaptations that help them survive! Children will look for snakes, salamanders, and turtles laying in the sun by our pond.
The Night Sky
Monday, April 2: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Learn about distant stars and where we live in the Milky Way Galaxy. Children will be challenged to analyze sky charts from different times of the year by identifying constellations or connecting dots to make their own! We will create a night sky model and look at the planets within our own solar system.
Tuesday, April 3: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Spend the day exploring the Rye Nature Center woods, turning logs, shaking trees, and sweeping shrubs in search of local insects. Find out which come out at night and which thrive during the day.
Water Goes Round
Wednesday, April 4: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Today is all about streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Learn how our local watershed and the Blind Brook are connected to the water cycle and how we can take care of our water supply.
Burrow on Down
Thursday, April 5: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This day is all about the underground world hidden beneath our feet – visit the winding tunnels of a chipmunk bur- row or perhaps get lost in the labyrinth known as an ant colony. Learn how fox- es get the upper hand on rodents and even how trees and fungi can talk!
The Spring Buzz
Friday, April 6: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
With the arrival of spring, our bees are out buzzing again. Learn about the intricate society in which bees live. Explore our indoor observation hive to get a good look at the queen bee as she lays her eggs, wear some of our beekeeper equipment and even try some of our delicious local honey.