Time to put down the video games because summer is the season to discover nature! School may be over, but there are always new exciting things to learn. Join Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park as they’ve packed June with fun summer camps for young budding environmentalists and elementary educators alike. Here is a list of all the programs Texas Discovery Gardens has planned to inspire your children to learn more about the world and the things living in it.
Seedling Scientists Summer Camp
From June 5-9, 9:30am to 3:30pm, 4th and 5th graders are invited to come uncover the mysteries and fascination that plant life has to offer. Learn how to spot a particular species, and learn about the indigenous animals that rely on them to live. You’ll even learn about how vegetation can be used to power a vehicle! Become more informed about how flora and fauna shape the human landscape. This camp also includes a field trip to the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.
Wiggly Week Bug Camp- Session 1
June 12-16, from 9:30am to 3:30pm, children 4-5 years old will wriggle with anticipation because this camp is all about arthropods. Six, eight, and even 100-legged insects will be on display. Learn about their importance to the balance of our environment and set your eyes on some creepy-crawlies you may not know even existed. This camp also includes a field trip to the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.
Fangs! A Family Festival of Herpetological Proportions
Did you know there are 68 different species of snakes in Texas? If you didn’t, then this may be the class for you. Open for all ages, on June 17th from 10am-3pm, learn about the various types of snakes and reptiles native to Texas. Find out which ones are venomous and which aren’t and how they help their habitat sustain homeostasis.
Outdoor Art Summer Camp
Art and nature go hand-in-hand in this camp for 2nd to 4th graders, June 19-23 from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Attendees will learn the differing methods used to create works of art inspired by the beauty of nature. Create your own masterpiece while having some fun in the summer sun. This camp also includes a field trip to the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park.
Bitty Bugs Half Day Summer Camp
Now the little tykes can enjoy the environment and still get back for nap time! On June 26, from 9:30am to 12:30pm, 3 and 4 year-olds are welcome to come by to learn about the different insects they may see on a daily basis and learn some fun facts to heighten their curiosity.
All About Bugs Day Camp
Bug lovers unite! On June 27th from 9:30am to 3:30pm, 3-5 year-olds can make it a full day of bug-watching and learning educational lessons about our jumping, flying friends.
On June 28th from 9:30am to 3:30pm, the 6-9 year-olds get their turn to explore and encounter the inner world of insects while singing songs, playing games, and creating crafts based on the new things they’ve learned.
EarthExplorer Educator Days; Bugs on the Blackboard
Finally, bug-loving big kids and elementary educators alike can gather on June 30th from 9am to 12pm to “bee” educated on how the insect world can cooperate with your curriculum. From Mathematics to Languages to other avenues in Science, bugs can become the catalyst for your students’ success. This class can earn you up to 3 CPE credits!
Nature is amazing, and there’s so much to do, see, and learn. So, grab the whole family and head to Texas Discovery Gardens. This summer, get out in the sun and have some fun! For further information on available camps, classes and pricing, please visit the website for Texas Discovery Gardens.