Programs

2018 Audubon Specialty Camps for Grades 6 and Up

 

Creature Design Camp (Grades 6-9)

Dates: June 25 – 29

Times: Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $600 (members), $650(non-members)

Let your imagination run wild! Go on safari and find inspiration from the natural world, then sketch and create unique creatures each day. Learn about the local ecology and biology from naturalists and transform this knowledge into believable beasts and critters using pen and paper (and other supplied mixed media). Animate your creatures using stop motion techniques. Led by UMass Dartmouth Professor Michael Swartz, an award-winning digital media artist specializing in 3D animation, visual effects and game art. Creatures designed this week can be used to elevate animated shorts during ‘Nature Animation’ to the next level. Sign up for both weeks and receive $100 off!

Register Here!

Michael Swartz Demo Reel 2016 from Michael Swartz on Vimeo.

Teen Internship Program (Grades 9-11)

Dates: (Two two-week sessions) July 9 – 20 & July 23 - August 3

Times: Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $950 (members), $1000 (non-members) | $1800 for both sessions (members), $1850 (non-members)

Gain valuable experience in the fields of environmental science, land stewardship, and education as you contribute to impactful conservation efforts across the Main Sanctuary. Program participants will learn from different experts in forestry, animal sciences and environmental protection during each of these two-week sessions. Under the guidance of their teacher-certified Program Coordinator, TIP students will design their own research studies and submit finished reports to Audubon Greenwich for review and dissemination to the public.

Register For Session 1 Here!

Register For Session 2 Here!

Nature Animation (Grades 6-9)

Dates: August 6 – 10

Times: Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $600 (members), $650(non-members)

Led by UMass Dartmouth Professor Michael Swartz—an award-winning digital media artist specializing in 3D animation, visual effects, and game art—campers will explore the wilderness through an animator’s eyes. Campers will use elements in nature to design characters and sets, and create a short animated film to share with friends and family. Campers will learn basic principles of animation, character design, stop-motion animation, time-lapse photography, and computer animation techniques. Each day, the focus will be on animals found in different habitats around the Audubon sanctuary, and the final day will include an opportunity for campers to present their work. Creatures designed during ‘Creature Design Camp’ can be used this week to elevate animated shorts to the next level. Sign up for both weeks and receive $100 off!

Register Here!

Wilderness Survival (Grades 6-9)

Dates: August 13 – 17

Times: Mon-Weds: 3:30 - 9:30 p.m. / Thursday: 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday

Cost: $450 (members), $500 (non-members)

Answer the call of the wild and discover what it takes to survive in the backcountry. Preparing shelters, primitive fire making, orienteering, crafting tools, finding wild foods, and playing fun outdoor games are a few examples of how campers will build their wilderness survival skills. Additionally, campers will learn how scientists collect data from extreme locations, and navigate the most remote corners of the world. Participants learn to rely on new skills and mitigate risks as they explore their own connection with and dependence on the natural world.

Register Here!

Help make the world a better place