Sunday, February 22, 2015
Camp Bayou's Spring Open House- Happy Pi Day- 3/14/15!
Join Camp Bayou volunteers for their Spring Open House with a Pi Day theme!
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9am-1pm.
This year, the Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center Open House will be all about circles, cycles, spiral, spheres and other topics related to pi - 3.141592653...
Ongoing demonstrations and hands-on activities will show visitors how nature and pi coincide.
The morning activities include:
9am: Activity tables open
9:26:53am: Celebrate this special Pi Day moment with Bubbles!
10am: GPS tortoise burrow scavenger hunt with Daniel
10:30am: Speaker- Joann from C.A.R.E.
11am: Storytime in the Round
11:30am: Brunch $5 fundraiser- circle foods: pancakes and more!
12pm: Loop trail hike with Becki or canoe around the oxbow (special $10 rental per canoe)
12:30pm: Final door prize drawing
Other organizations joining in the morning activities include:
C.A.R.E, Ruskin Pack 662, Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum, Ruskin Library, Little Manatee River State Park, Tampa Bay Conservation Society, League of Environmental Educators in Florida (LEEF) and Florida Master Naturalists. Camp Bayou's parent non-profit, BOLD (Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc.) will present their annual report.
Door prizes will be awarded every half hour including books, water testing kits and t-shirt/hat, among other possibilities. Door prize tickets are free and available at the Camp Bayou display table to all who sign up for our e-newsletter. A free tomato plant will also be given to the first 50 people who sign up.
Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the County's ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, supporters and grants, the managing non-profit- B.O.L.D. - offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families. Monthly canoe tours are now available by reservation only. Check the online calendar for trip dates. The Center is open from Thursday- Saturday from 9am-2pm for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is still FREE.
The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a public- private partnership between Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. (B.O.L.D.), and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. Check out the Camp Bayou Facebook page and for more information visit the webpage at http://www.campbayou.org/ or call 813-641-8545.