03 Jul

Summer Connections (SC) 2019 – Week 2 Group Updates Introduction

This week, Discoveries and Adventures campers opened the door to our natural world. The Adventures campers explored a variety of living things found in the biomes of the world.  Campers learned about specific animals like bears, lions, raccoons, and squirrels and created books, diagrams, and artwork based on their learning.  Campers celebrated farm animals on Theme Tuesday by dressing up like their favorite farm animal.  They also visited the Bronx Zoo in New York City where groups 1, 2 and 3 spent the day learning about mammals while groups 4, 5, and 6 learned about endangered species.  Our campers learned that Earth would not be the amazing place it is without the diverse animals living on it!

The Discoveries and Junior Day campers were engaged in fun and hands-on learning experiences while exploring flowers, plants, and animals.  Our campers enjoyed a special visit from the Tenafly Nature Center.  They were able to take an in-depth look at artifacts and reptiles, such as a turtle and a snake.  We had the opportunity to meet Wild, a turtle who is 75 years old and has been with the Tenafly Nature Center for almost 50 years.  Additionally, the children were able to classify and sort warm and cold blooded animals through various games and activities.  It was a spectacular presentation and the children learned a great deal about animals.  From sensory activities to art, literacy, math and science, the kids had a roaring time with our theme for the week!

Looking forward to next week when we open the door to our world before and learn about prehistoric times and dinosaurs.

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