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Powdermill Ages 9–12

Put on your detective hat and dive into the mysteries of nature at Powdermill. Track animals through the forest and figure out “Whodunit.” Uncover changes in bird populations and investigate clues to reveal stories from the forest’s past. Learn the secrets trees keep beneath their bark and how their fungal agents spread information. Unveil the identities of mysterious organisms, dissect an owl pellet, and discover the role entomology plays in solving wildlife crimes.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is July 11, 2022.

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Become an entomologist at Powdermill! Use scientific tools, set insect traps, and create your own take-home collection of local bugs. Learn to identify pollution indicators from the stream and make seed paper art to help pollinators thrive. Discover insect anatomy through grasshopper dissections. Let your imagination run wild as you construct original bug sculptures inspired by science and your own creativity. Keep a scientific journal of your work as you explore a week of amazing arthropods!

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is July 18, 2022.

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