Join us for an adventuresome two-day camp, exploring the diverse ecosystems of Magnuson Park with advanced nature science activities, learning about native plants and peoples, and gaining survival skills!
Hike the Park: Woodlands! (THANKS FOR A FABULOUS TWO DAYS OF PARK EXPLORATION WITH A TREE-MENDOUS GROUP OF NATURE RANGERS!)
Thurs. Aug. 15th & Fri. Aug. 16th
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Hike the Park-Woodlands campers will explore shady spots from the Kite Hill Forest to Promontory Point! Magnuson Park’s woodland areas are a green oasis for a wide variety of birds and other wildlife: Promontory Point Forest is a popular stopping point for migratory and resident songbirds, and where there’s always a chance to see something special, such as a Hummingbird chasing a flock of Crows who are chasing a Bald Eagle! The Kite Hill Forest and North Forest Remnant woods are bordered by open fields, which makes them unique places to observe species that need access to both shady refuge and sunny meadows. This camp will focus on the plant/animal relationships that have developed in each woodland area, and the vital role that trees play in the nutrient cycle, food chain, and quality of life for humans too! August is a fabulous time for children to observe, compare, and contrast the deep green oasis of the woodlands with the mid-summer color burst in the open areas of the park as we take our daily hikes
Campers will also create handmade and useful plant crafts, and fee includes an official Nature Rangers bandana. Children should wear sturdy shoes, and bring a morning and afternoon snack, a nutritious lunch, and a water bottle.
Camp Director: Emily Bishton
Instructors: Emily Bishton and Magnuson Nature Docents
Day 1 Sign-in Location: Magnuson Brig/Ravenna Room
6344 NE 74th St. Seattle, WA 98115