Spring Break 2017 Eco-Break
What: Tucson Audubon’s Roadrunner's Quest Eco-Breaks will immerse children ages 8-12 in the interconnected world of water and nature, using birds to inspire the students’ interest in the desert environment. Through up-close and personal encounters with live rescue raptors, as well as fun and engaging lessons, games, and field trips to special areas, our program will connect the fascinating desert environment with the water flowing out of everyone’s taps. Birds and other wildlife will provide a stimulating vehicle for students to understand the crucial role water plays in sustaining all life—especially in the desert. Important topics to be explored through age-appropriate activities are: riparian ecology, basic hydrology, and water conservation, all aimed at helping students answer the big question of the week: “Where does our water come from, and why should we care?
- Fun games and activities
- Live raptors like hawks and owls
- Naturalist-led discovery hikes
- Bird watching
- Survival and ethnobotany
- Art and music
- Exciting adventures to special places
When: All days run from 9:00am-4:00pm, with extended care running for one hour before and after
- Session I: March 13-17, 2017
- Session II: March 20-24, 2017
Who: 8-12 year-olds; our experienced educators undergo thorough background checks and carry comprehensive insurance through Tucson Audubon Society
Cost: $165 for the five day program, or $40/day; extended care will run 8:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-5:00pm for an extra $20 for morning or afternoon ($40 for both; we're sorry, we can't pro-rate extended care for single days) Lunches and AM/PM snacks provided!