Volunteers and staff announce this year’s schedule for the 2012 summer youth program tailored to children ages 3-14. Eco-Explorers Tadpoles (ages 3-7) will meet most Tuesdays starting June 5 – July 31, from 9:30 – 11:00 am. Eco-Explorers for children ages 7 – 14 will meet each Thursday starting June 14 – July 26, from 9:30-11:30. Both programs will include explorations of a specific topic with indoor and outdoor activities including games, crafts, songs, and snacks.
Sessions for Tadpoles will consist of Working Together (ecosystems), Billions of Bugs, Seed Search, To Eat and Be Eaten, Wetland Wonders and Our Feathered Friends.
Eco-Explorers sessions will consist of High-Tech Scavenger Hunt (geocaching), Mysteries of Water, Micro-Monsters (pond life), Reptile Relatives, Flying Wild and Mammal Match.
Pre-registration is required with a limit of 25 participants for each session. Participants will be asked for a $2 donation for each session or $10 to reserve a spot for all 6 sessions. Donations benefit the Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer Organization. Program donation is in addition to normal park entrance fees: children ages 12 and under are free; anyone age 13 and up, $7 per person. Ask about the Texas State Parks annual pass.
For detailed descriptions of each session, registration information and other park information visit www.brazosbend.org.