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comments open from May 31 until June 19
The Jr. Science Explorers Club will take children entering the third grade on an incredible journey, with destinations that include Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Meyer Ranch Park. Explorers will study insects, plant trees, track wild animals, learn the basics of nature photography, take hikes, complete a scavenger hunt, play animal-themed games and much more.
The 4-H program will offer two sessions of the Jr. Science Explorers Club this summer, June 11-15 and June 25-29. The sessions run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and begin and end at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. in Golden.
Owl’s Roost is for children entering fourth grade. Participants will visit Chatfield Reservoir, White Ranch Park, Elk Meadow Park and Alderfer/Three Sisters Park to learn survival skills, animal and insect habitats, solar energy and ecosystems.
Kids entering fifth-grade can enroll in Eagle’s Nest, a similar program that includes visits to Golden Gate State Park, Reynolds Park, Nevadaville, Red Rocks and St. Mary’s Glacier. Eagle’s Nest campers will study glaciers, plant identification, predator-prey relationships, geology and Colorado’s mining history.
Owl’s Roost and Eagle’s Nest camps are scheduled for June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13 and July 16-20. Drop-off and pick-up locations vary between the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Mortensen Elementary School and Apex Recreation Center.
The cost of $155 for each program covers all the week’s project materials, field trips and insurance. Registration will remain open until all spots are filled. Parents are asked to provide their children with sack lunches and drinks.
Registration is easy through www.jeffcoextension.org. For more information, please call the 4-H Club at 303-271-6620.