Birdy Tuesday

July 31, 2012

We had a lot of fun learning about birds today! We started off with a review of what we learned about the barrier island yesterday, and them watched a PowerPoint all about birds! The campers learned to identify where birds live, and what and how they eat, based on color, size, beat shape, and foot shape.

We headed over to the beach to watch and be part of a nest excavation! Caroline, one of our researchers, explained why it is important for the biologists here at LMC to excavate the nests once they have hatched. The campers got to see what hatched and unhatched eggs look like, and we were lucky enough to see some baby turtles!

After that, we went down to the water for some fun swimming time. Then, we played a game which simulated the nesting process! Each camper had a different job; crawling, digger, egg depositing, etc.

Later, we went on a nature walk in the scrub. Then, we made recycled bird feeders! The kids had fun decorating them, and will take them home tomorrow.

We ended the day paper airplanes! The campers all got instructions to make a paper airplane shaped like a falcon, and then had a contest to see whose would fly the farthest!

It was a fun day and we are excited to hear about sharks from Mr. Chris tomorrow!

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