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Middle Schoolers Connect with Nature at BioPark Spring Camps


Learning goes wild with rhinos, puffers, agaves and porcupines.

Middle Schoolers Connect with Nature at BioPark Spring Camps

Children hike near Tingley Beach. Photo courtesy of ABQ BioPark.

February 28, 2013

During spring break, the ABQ BioPark will help children take a safari, explore ocean depths and connect with nature during Spring Break Camps, March 12 - 15. Children ages 9 - 11 will meet education animals, take a nature hike, explore the world of insects, make crafts, play games and more. Spaces are limited, so reserve a camp for your child today.

"Our goal with the day-long Spring Break Camps was to offer an affordable, quality experience for middle schoolers in our community; it is such an ideal time to spark an appreciation for biology and conservation, and the BioPark is the ideal place to foster aspiring scientists!" said Kathryn Venzor, BioPark Education Curator. "These camps are the perfect opportunity for your child to engage in fun, hands-on science discovery at all our BioPark facilities."

Camps include:

  • Mar. 12 - Spring Wildlife Safari at the Zoo, where children learn about endangered species, create animal art, and meet education animals in person.
  • Mar. 13 - Spring Water Journey at the Aquarium takes campers down the Rio Grande to the sea, as they investigate mysterious aquatic creatures and visit the Touchpool.
  • Mar. 14 - Spring Green Connection at the Botanic Garden, where campers visit farm animals, make a nature mosaic, learn about bugs and plant a seed to take home.
  • Mar. 15 - Spring Outdoor Adventure at Tingley Beach has campers gathering clues about forest plants and animals, playing games and learning to keep the bosque beautiful.

To reserve a Spring Break Camp space, register online, or for more information, call 505-848-7180 . Spaces cost $15 per child or $50 per child for all four camps. BioPark Society Members receive 10% off. Pre-registration is required.

Although Spring Break Camps are open only to children ages 9 - 11, Camp BioPark summer classes provide fun activities for children of all ages (preschool to grade 9). Camp BioPark registration opens March 4. For more information, email [email protected] or dial 311 locally (505-768-2000).

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