Friends of Lovers Key is excited to announce new dates and discounted fees for the Eco-Arts Camp at Lovers Key State Park. Discounts have been applied to each session, thanks to a generous donation to our program. To accommodate the late end to the school year in our region, we will offer the first session after summer recess begins on June 21.
Give your child or grandchild the gift of ‘the real Florida’ this summer. The beautiful setting of Lovers Key State Park offers unparalleled opportunities for children to learn about coastal wildlife and habitas. Campers will explore the trails, mangroves and beaches protected the will engaging in scientific inquiry and artistic expression. Our dynamic, experienced instructors have crafted fun and meaningful programs to designed to develop your child’s understanding and appreciation for nature and environmental protection.
New prices and schedule:
June 21 – June 25 and June 28 – July 2: “Beach Exploration and Discovery”, Ages 6-12, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, $200 for one session, $300 for both weeks. Children will explore Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico from top to bottom using microscopes, seine nets, plankton trawls and fishing poles. Learn about the shores and aquatic life of beautiful Lovers Key State Park through hands on experiments and creative expression with Susie Hassett, M.A., Science Education, Resource Teacher, Environmental Education, Lee County Public Schools.
June 28 – July 1: Painting in Nature – Ages 7-13, 2-4 pm. $100, one session. Children will enjoy painting and drawing while learning about the coastal plants, animals and habitats of our beautiful park. Participants will create eco-art through a variety of media with the 2021 -2022 Lovers Key Artist-in-Residence, Jenny Licht.
July 5 –July 9 and July 12 – July 16, “Marine Science”, Ages 13-17, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, $200, one session. Teens will experience what it’s like to be marine biologist. Participants will learn about aquatic and shore life through scientific research featuring oceanography, conservation, and estuarine ecology with Gary Rullo, International Baccalaureate Biology Teacher, Dunbar High School.
July 19-July 23 and July 26 – July 30: “Eco-Arts”, Ages 7-8, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, $145, one session. Children will enjoy learning about coastal ecology through a variety of creative activities and field trips in the park. Painting, drawing, crafts and story-telling will develop participants’ appreciation for nature and artistic expression. Taught by Deborah Kay Dunlap, M.S. Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development Facilitator.
Registration must be received five days prior to the start of each session.
For more information and to register, contact:
Louise Kowitch, Education Coordinator, Friends of Lovers Key