Registrations are now being accepted for summer camps at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary by Gibbon.
Summer Orientation About Rivers or SOAR is a hands-on, nature day camp for 2nd-5th graders that will run June 17-20 (free bussing from Kearney and Gibbon) and June 24-27 (free busing from Minden). The program’s purpose is to get local children out on the land — and in the water — to discover the great diversity of life that exists beyond their own backyards. By using local field sites and an interdisciplinary curriculum including natural and physical science, history, art, agriculture, language arts, and music, SOAR aims to create in the minds of our children a deeper appreciation for where we live. SOAR is a program of the Prairie Plains Resource Institute (PPRI) in Aurora and is sponsored locally by Rowe Sanctuary, the Nebraska Public Power District, the Tri-Basin Natural Resources District, the Central Platte Natural Resources District, and local businesses. For more information, contact Jenny Hultquist, SOAR Coordinator, at 402-756-0677.
FLYING Higher is an ecology camp for 6th –8th graders that will be held June 11-12. Camp runs from 9 a.m. Tuesday through 2 p.m. Wednesday and includes an overnight stay. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the Platte River and associated habitats as they collect data for citizen science projects. For more information, contact Keanna Leonard, Rowe Sanctuary Education Director, at 308-468-5282.
Enrollment for each camp is limited and registration fees are required. Financial aid is available. Additional information and registration forms can be found online at rowe.audubon.org