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Kids can enjoy “Summer by the Sea” camp at Biscayne Nature Center

Kindergartners from Saint Rose of Lima in Miami Shores went on a special field trip in 2010 to the Crandon Park Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center. The children, along with their teachers, parent chaperones and naturalists from the nature center, explored the seagrass beds using nets and found a variety of sea life. Sebastian Jenkins-St. Prix, 6, is slightly grossed-out by the slimy Sea Hare, (scientific name, Aplysia) he found in his net.
Kindergartners from Saint Rose of Lima in Miami Shores went on a special field trip in 2010 to the Crandon Park Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center. The children, along with their teachers, parent chaperones and naturalists from the nature center, explored the seagrass beds using nets and found a variety of sea life. Sebastian Jenkins-St. Prix, 6, is slightly grossed-out by the slimy Sea Hare, (scientific name, Aplysia) he found in his net. Miami Herald File

Kids can snorkel, paddle board, kayak and dissect sea creatures this summer at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center’s “Summer by the Sea” marine science day camp.

Campers will participate in hands-on adventures and learn about marine life and aquatic ecosystems with certified naturalist guides.

The camp is open for kids ages 7 to 14.

The day camp will take place over four, two-week-long sessions from June until the end of July. For the full camp schedule, visit http://biscaynenaturecenter.org/sum_camp/sum_camp.html.

The cost of the camp is $395 per week or $350 per week for returning campers and those who register and pay before April 15. Scholarships are available.

The Biscayne Nature Center is also hiring naturalists, camp counselors, junior counselors and volunteers to work at the day camp. The positions are seasonal and full-time.

To register for the marine science camp, call (305) 361-6767, extension 119 or email reservations@biscaynenaturecenter.org.

To apply to work at the nature center and to learn more about application requirements, contact Sandra St. Hilaire, program coordinator of the Biscayne Nature Center, at sandra@biscaynenaturecenter.org.

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