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Wild About Wildlife - Virtual Summer Camp

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP

Join us as we embark on an action-packed virtual summer adventure.

Sessions will feature educators from Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Mote Marine Laboratory and Zoo Miami.

Week-long virtual camp experiences will feature half-day morning schedules filled with animal observations, experiments, games, crafts and educational lessons hosted by educators from each organization. The camp will focus on wildlife and the environment. Themes will vary each week throughout the summer and activities will be tied to the weekly theme. Camp sessions will feature a mix of live, prerecorded and do-at-your-own-pace content. Lessons are targeted for children ages 6 to 9; however, other ages are welcome to register and participate.

Space is limited and registration is required for all participants. Parents and legal guardians may complete one registration per household at no cost. Camp organizations hosting their own camps may register for a modest fee to access the camp content from a single device to share with their campers.

Dates: Week-long sessions will begin on June 27 and run through July 29 with the exception of July 4 – 8. Please note that there will be no camp the week of July 4. Registrants are not required to participate in every lesson during a session. The camp schedule is provided as a guide for the week; however, participants can choose which lessons and activities they want to join or complete throughout the week.
Registration: Registration will be available soon. Registration for each week will close at noon on the Monday that the camp week begins.
Ages: Topics and activities are targeted toward ages 6 to 9, however other ages are welcome to register and participate.
Cost for individuals and families: Free, voluntary donations can be made during the registration process. Donations will be evenly distributed among organizations that helped make this program possible to support their environmental and educational missions. Thank you for your generosity during these challenging times. 
Cost for camp groups: $50 per week with login access for one device. Fees will be evenly distributed among organizations that helped make this program possible to support their environmental and educational missions.

Donations and fees will support the following organizations: 

  • Friends of Manatee Lagoon: This non-profit is dedicated to expanding environmental education in Palm Beach County through future enhanced exhibits and experiential learning opportunities. Friends of Manatee Lagoon is a separate 501(c)(3) organization from Manatee Lagoon.
  • Loggerhead Marinelife Center: This is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.
  • Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium: This is a nonprofit marine research laboratory and public Aquarium comprising world-class marine scientists and staff committed to the belief that the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans begins with research and education.
  • Zoo Miami Foundation: This is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that supports Zoo Miami through education, conservation, and outreach programs; marketing and public relations; volunteer services and financial support for the construction of new exhibits. Rated a four out of four by Charity Navigator, Zoo Miami Foundation’s mission is to foster community pride and involvement with Zoo Miami and to secure financial support for the zoo.
Click the appropriate link below to register as an individual/family or camp group for each weekly session.

Please note, after registering online you will receive an email confirmation. The week prior to the start of your camp session, you will receive a separate email that will include a link to the Camp Welcome Packet. This packet will have the instructions for accessing the camp’s Google Classroom for your registered session, as well as guidelines for how to join the camp’s live lessons using the links within the Google Classroom. For more information on how to access and navigate Google Classroom, please click here to watch a tutorial video.

June 27 - July 1: Exploring from Sea to Shore
Campers will take a virtual voyage into the world of wildlife as they learn about animals in different environments, from the sea to the shore. 
Individuals/families: Click here
Camp groups: Click here


July 11 – July 15: Expedition: Florida Wildlife
From birds to sea turtles to manatees and more, campers will get an up-close view and learn some cool facts about the unique wildlife in Florida.
Individuals/families: Click here
Camp groups: Click here


July 18 – July 22: Wild Animal Adventures
Campers will come along on a virtual adventure to hear about the intriguing stories of some amazing animals this week.
Individuals/families: Click here
Camp groups: Click here


July 25 – July 29: Mission: Wildlife Conservation
Campers will go on an exciting mission to explore what scientists do to protect animals and learn how they can help conserve wildlife in their own lives.
Individuals/families: Click here
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