BluZoo “Virtual” Summer Camp
August 6 @ 9:00 am - August 8 @ 12:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 6, 2020
“Virtual BluZoo: Invasive Species & Biodiversity Camp”
Sponsored by the Charles R. Wood Foundation
and Stewarts Shops
Welcome to BluZoo 2020! This year the “campers” will have the opportunity to explore ecosystems, meet animals that live in forests, streams & even your own backyard! This year’s theme is all about invasive species, & how they harm habitats. Campers will have the opportunity to create art and meet animals revolving around a variety of ecosystems.
Gimme The Details
The Charles R. Wood Foundation & Stewarts Shops “Holiday Match” granted BluSeed funds for their 2020 BluZoo Virtual Summer Camp. This sponsorship has allowed BluSeed & the Utica Zoo to create five science & art integrative videos & 50 kits filled with all the materials necessary for awesome art & science adventures, designed for children ages 8 to 13. The cost of the videos, instruction & kits, valued at 150.00 will be available for $25.00 because of the generosity of the Charles R. Wood Foundation and Stewarts Shops! A very big “THANK YOU” from BluSeed!
The participation kit fee is $25.00 for the entire program. You may call 518-891-3799 to order a kit but please be aware that office hours are limited and order could be missed or delayed.
Kit includes: hand lens, bug box, forceps, field guide, bingo card, dip-net, petri dish, acrylic paint, paint brush, assorted art paper, animal images, glue stick, pipe cleaners, paper-mache, google eyes, aluminum tin, armature wire (does not include markers, crayons, string or sticks, foil or wax paper)
Watch the Videos
Each video will introduce the viewer to a new animal, it’s habitat, what to do to protect against invasive species, and an art centered learning project.
Link to videos will be available soon!
Mary Hall is an educator for the Utica Zoo. She brings 26 years of experience in environmental education and loves to share her passion and knowledge about the Adirondack forests. She earned her degree in forestry from Paul Smith’s College.
Carol Vossler is a professional artist, has varied experience in forest practices. She holds art integration certification and has taught the studio arts for 21 years. She earned degrees in forestry from Paul Smith’s College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Plattsburgh State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. She is the Founder of BluSeed Studios.
Artist Carol Marie Vossler will offer art instruction while Utica Zoo’s Mary Hall will introduce the animals & tell why it is important to learn about biodiversity & invasive species. Vossler states, “It will still be an amazing experience for the children. In past years the campers were able to meet animals and hold many of them, this year they will meet via the videos….but all is not lost. The kits are filled with all the tools necessary for each camper to explore, find and create their own critters”!
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