Thursday, November 26, 2020

Get WILD in Southlake: Bob Jones Nature Center Offers Edu-tainment at Summer Camp 2016

It’s summertime in Southlake and there is no better place in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to explore the great outdoors than at the 78-acres of Bob Jones Nature Center (BJNC). In addition to its regular classes and hiking trails, BJNC is hosting Summer Camp 2016 for kids ages 3-9 through August 12 – sign up today for a WILD “edu-tainment” staycation!

BJNC summer day camp is the perfect combination of education and excitement through a variety of fun activities including hikes, games and experiments to get children interested in the wildlife surrounding Bob Jones Nature Center Southlaketheir everyday lives. The 2016 camp highlights include:

  • Rotation schedule with guided hikes
  • Two healthy snacks served daily
  • Experiments, recreation, art in nature etc.
  • Weekly visits from special guests such as the Ft. Worth Nature Center and Rapture Centers, Dinosaur Valley State Park Ranger and more!

In addition, BJNC has partnered with critically acclaimed educational groups to provide campers with the best wildlife curriculum possible:

  • Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conservation education program that caters to the desires of young children to learn about the wonders of our natural world.Bob Jones Interior 3
  • Project AQUATIC follows the same educational principles as Project WILD but emphasizes aquatic wildlife and ecology.

BJNC summer day camp runs on a weekly basis Tuesday to Friday through August 12. The camp features three age groups for children between 3-9 years old with the curriculum being modified for each group appropriately. For more information, visit BJNC summer day camp program on the website.

If you’re looking for fun for the whole family this summer, BJNC offers more than 20 miles of trails to explore. The organization’s “Take a Hike” campaign features its  Bluebird Trail and  Walnut Grove National Recreation Trail. Both of these trails feature incredible wildlife and natural surroundings fit foBob Jones Interior 2r the whole family to enjoy this summer. Visit the BJNC Trails page to learn more or to download a trail map.

There are also a multitude of other ways to spend your summer at BJNC: Classes and workshops are available for children and adults including photography, brown bag book club, guided nature hikes, Mommy & Me program and birthday party opportunities.

For more information about the Bob Jones Nature Center and any of the programs offered, call 817-491-6333 or visit www.bjnc.org.