Find time for fun with “A Timeless Summer” – a Cultural Ecology day camp for kids entering 1st through 6th grades. This five-day camp will take place July 10-14, 2017, at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.
Put your explorer hat on and imagine what the Columbia River gorge was like in a time before roads, before electricity. Kids will enjoy hands-on activities that weave environmental science with history, art, music and play. They’ll strengthen skills in social studies, geography and biology while learning about nature and more.
Learn about Native American culture, storytelling, tribal music and arts from Jefferson Greene, a Warm Springs tribal member, educator and artisan. How did early pioneers survive in unfamiliar territory? Learn about pioneer gardening, journaling, and cooking. Experiment with ecological science through watershed testing, learn about animal habitats, water and salmon.
Get a behind-the-scenes experience with live raptors. Learn about the native plants, how to identify them and the microbiology of our region. Enjoy pre-1900 games and pastimes, including marbles, crafts and cultural stories. Learn about Native American sign language and the later day telegraphs and Morse code. Make a homestead model with clay. Take a mini-hike on the museum grounds to learn about stewardship of the environment.
The class will be led by Education Director Roxandra Pennington and USDA Forest Service Ranger Alyssa Thornburg. Cost for this five-day outdoor adventure camp is $80 for members and $100 for non-members. Snacks are provided. Space is limited and registration required by July 5. To register, call 541-296-8600 ext. 201. For more information call 541-296-8600 ext. 201 or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.