PROVIDENCE, RI – During the February break next month, February 15-19, Save The Bay is offering a week-long February Vacation Camp for students in second- through fourth-grades. Registration is now open at www.savebay.org/baycamps.
“February Camp gives kids a great opportunity to get outside during the season when it’s easy to get stuck inside. They get a fresh view of Narragansett Bay from the water in our education vessels and the chance to see harbor seals in their natural environment, rather than at a zoo or aquarium,” said Save The Bay Camp Director Dan Blount.
Harrison Quilliam, 10, attended February Vacation Camp with Save The Bay for the past two years, and when his school district voted on whether or not to eliminate February vacation, “my son voted not to eliminate it because he didn’t want to miss the opportunity to go to Bay Camp,” said his mother, Daniela Quilliam. “He learned so much and had so much fun. Many of the activities were to creative, too,” Quilliam said. “His favorite parts were dissecting squid and the boat ride to see seals in the harbor.”
February camp is headquartered at Save The Bay’s “green” Bay Center in Providence, but the classrooms are anything but typical. “Touch tanks allow children to get up close and personal with a variety of crab species, sea urchins, and snails. In the plankton lab, campers will view live microscopic plankton on iPads as they learn about the foundations of the Bay’s ecosystem. Hikes along the shoreline, winter bird watching, and seal tours are just a few more examples of the hands-on marine science learning kids can expect at Save The Bay February Vacation Camp,” Blount said.
Save The Bay’s February Vacation Camp will be held February 15-19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $250 for Save The Bay members, and $275 for non-members. More information about all of Save The Bay’s camp programs, including summer camp, as well as registration, can be found at www.savebay.org/baycamps.