November 21, 2014
~Winter camp teaches younger generations about Biscayne Bay with hands-on activities~
The Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves announces its winter camp held at Pelican Harbor Marina on Dec. 22-24, 2014, for children between the ages of 5-12. This winter camp offers a diverse range of hands-on activities, such as wading, walking the shoreline and using a seine net to study and identify different species of wildlife.
Campers will learn about the connection between the Everglades, Biscayne Bay and our nearshore coral reefs, as well as important lessons in water and boating safety.
“Children enjoy the activities we offer throughout the year, and we are excited to feature some of our most popular activities at the winter camp,” said Michelle Metcalf, ecotourism coordinator for the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves. “I look forward to the campers experiencing Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves first hand and watching them gain a new appreciation for this unique ecosystem.”
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves. In commemoration, campers will paint a flag, theirs to keep, inspired by their personal commitment to Biscayne Bay. Registration for the winter camp is $130, with an additional fee of $20 per day for 5 p.m. pick-up. The deadline to register is Dec. 17, 2014, and there are only 30 spots available. To register, call 305-795-1256 or emailBiscayne.Bay@dep.state.fl.us.
WHAT: “Become a Junior Bayologist” Winter Camp
WHEN: Dec. 22-23, 2014
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dec. 24, 2014
9 a.m. – noon
WHERE: Pelican Harbor Marina Dockmaster Building
1275 N.E. 79th Street
Miami, FL 33138