Summer camp kids learn about species at risk

“They have been a great group,” says Adams. “They are full of ideas, really passionate."

The Royal BC Museum's Kate Adams shows the summer camp kids something amazing about species at risk at the summer camp at Touchstones last week.

Jade Eaton-Heagle, 10, says she’d recommend Species at Risk Summer Camp to anyone “because it is educational and fun and I love the people who are doing it. They are really nice people and they taught me a lot more than I thought it would learn here.”

She says she’s learned how the Vancouver Island marmot and several species of barn owls are in danger because of habitat loss.

The camp ran all of last week in the alley beside Touchstones Nelson, run by the Royal Museum of BC. The kids did interactive activities like games, skits, art projects, and photography.

“We do drawing and we go up to Gyro sometimes and we went to the lookout to take pictures of nature,” says Samaya Dancer. “I learned about the marmot. There are only 300 of them left.”

The hosts of the road show, travelling around BC for the summer doing camps and presentations, are Shelby Kutyn of the Robert Bateman Society (left) and Kate Adams of the Royal Museum (pictured below).

“They have been a great group,” says Adams. “They are full of ideas, really passionate. If people are passionate about these plants and animals they will be more willing to do things to help them out.”

 

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