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Hike miles into the forest on a survival adventure. Practice orienteering as you draw maps, use compasses, survey the sky, and follow a geocache course. Unlock scavenger hunt clues with Morse Code. Perform wilderness first aid, build a campfire, and construct a shelter in the woods. Study the survival adaptations of animals in extreme environments. Design a natural water purification system, and collect badges as you learn new survival skills.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is June 18, 2018.

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Explore the world up close using real scientific tools! Collect plants and animals, and use a video microscope to observe your discoveries in amazing detail. Plunge into the miniature world of stream creatures using dip nets, hand lenses, and microscopes. Practice identifying Pennsylvania trees on a scavenger hunt through the forest. Perform experiments to investigate water pollution. Use binoculars to spot birds and insects that fly around us.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is June 18, 2018.

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Hike miles into the forest on a survival adventure. Practice orienteering as you draw maps, use compasses, survey the sky, and follow a geocache course. Unlock scavenger hunt clues with Morse Code. Perform wilderness first aid, build a campfire, and construct a shelter in the woods. Study the survival adaptations of animals in extreme environments. Design a natural water purification system, and collect badges as you learn new survival skills.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is July 2, 2018.

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Explore the world up close using real scientific tools! Collect plants and animals, and use a video microscope to observe your discoveries in amazing detail. Plunge into the miniature world of stream creatures using dip nets, hand lenses, and microscopes. Practice identifying Pennsylvania trees on a scavenger hunt through the forest. Perform experiments to investigate water pollution. Use binoculars to spot birds and insects that fly around us.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is July 2, 2018.

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Discover the conservation science that happens every day at Powdermill! Hike to the avian research center, and create designs to protect birds from colliding with windows. Explore Powdermill Run, an exceptional-value stream, and build a model watershed. Practice conserving water and recycling. Screen-print an endangered animal T-shirt as you learn about species of concern in a diverse range of habitats. Explore worldwide ecosystems and examine evidence of the Anthropocene on an extended-day field trip to Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve. Day trip day to Carnegie Museum of Natural History: camp pick up from Powdermill at 6 p.m. Late afternoon snack provided.

The last day to register for this camp is July 9, 2018.

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Investigate the diverse bird populations of Powdermill’s forests, fields, and wetlands. Hike to the avian research center to meet ornithologists and observe the bird banding process. Visit the bioacoustics lab to hear and see bird calls. Learn about current research at the flight tunnel, and develop an experiment to aid bird conservation. Record your findings in a scientific journal, and practice identifying native birds throughout the week. Explore birds from around the world, and their prehistoric relatives on an extended-day field trip to Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve. Day trip day to Carnegie Museum of Natural History: camp pick up from Powdermill at 6 p.m. Late afternoon snack provided.

The last day to register for this camp is July 9, 2018.

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Get ready to trek into the field! Collect plant, animal, and water samples from the forest, stream, and pond. Put your findings under the microscope, and practice identification with dichotomous keys. Learn how to protect your local watershed through hands-on experiments. Discover the unique adaptations of birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals by observing living animals in nature and examining furs and skulls from museum collections.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is July 16, 2018.

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Learn all about animals and their homes as you spot chipmunks in the forest, search for bugs in the stream, catch amphibians in the pond, and observe birds at the wetlands of the avian research center. Play games to mimic how animals breathe, move, eat, and avoid predators. Create your own animal habitat, and screen-print nature with style inspired by Andy Warhol.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is July 16, 2018.

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Get ready to trek into the field! Collect plant, animal, and water samples from the forest, stream, and pond. Put your findings under the microscope, and practice identification with dichotomous keys. Learn how to protect your local watershed through hands-on experiments. Discover the unique adaptations of birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals by observing living animals in nature and examining furs and skulls from museum collections.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is July 23, 2018.

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Learn all about animals and their homes as you spot chipmunks in the forest, search for bugs in the stream, catch amphibians in the pond, and observe birds at the wetlands of the avian research center. Play games to mimic how animals breathe, move, eat, and avoid predators. Create your own animal habitat, and screen-print nature with style inspired by Andy Warhol.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

The last day to register for this camp is July 23, 2018.

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