Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Spring Nature Fest- April 16, 2016

Join Camp Bayou volunteers for their Spring Nature Fest with fun for the whole family! A variety of activity tables will be set up throughout the morning.

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9am-1pm.

The morning activities include:
9am: Activity and game tables open
9:30am: First round of predator-prey shuffleboard
10am: Aquatic netting at the oxbow
10:30am: iNaturalist demo and trail walk
11am: Nature Concentration Trivia
11:30am: Lunch fundraiser- $5 hot dogs, mac & cheese and more!
12:30pm: Final door prize drawing
Other organizations joining in the morning activities include:
Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum, Little Manatee River State Park, 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.

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