Wild About Wildlife Virtual Summer Camp
Join Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Zoo Miami and Museum of Discovery and Science as we embark on an action-packed virtual summer adventure.
Our week-long virtual camp experiences will feature morning schedules filled with animal observations, experiments, games, crafts and educational lessons hosted by educators from each organization, and will be focused on wildlife and the environment. Themes will vary each week throughout the summer and activities will be tied to the weekly theme. Lessons will feature a variety of pre-recorded and live sessions, as well as supplemental at-home activities and printables. Afternoon camp sessions will feature the same content as the morning camp sessions, however all video activities will be pre-recorded.
Registration is required for all participants. Parents and legal guardians may complete one registration per household.
Dates: Please note that while we encourage families to sign up for the week-long sessions, campers are not required to participate in every session. The camp schedule is provided as a guide for the week, however campers can choose which sessions they want to join throughout the week. *There will be no camp held the week of June 29 - July 3
Ages: Topics and sessions are targeted towards ages 6 to 9, however other ages are welcome to register and participate
Cost: Free, however a donation is suggested and appreciated. Donations will be evenly distributed among organizations which helped to make this program possible to support their environmental and educational missions. Thank you for your generosity during this challenging time. Donations are non-refundable.
Camp Session Descriptions:
Junior Wildlife Explorers
You don’t want to miss this adventure-packed week of fun! Campers will see creepy crawlers and sea turtles up close, learn about how chimpanzees communicate with each other and learn how one of Manatee Lagoon’s Manatee Masters uses drones to study manatees.
Water for Wildlife
Campers will take a deep dive into the world that lies beneath the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach, Florida, see otters in a live training session, learn about native and invasive frogs and toads, as well as explore the intertidal zone with Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
Exploring Florida Wildlife
From coral reefs to crocodiles, campers will get an up close look at the magnificent wildlife that call Florida home. Explore native fish, sea turtle nests and even learn about the Everglades with Zoo Miami. Campers will be amazed in this week full of fun!
Artful Animal Adventures
Get your creative juices flowing, because this week is sure to be a WILD time! Campers will take a closer look at the art of recycling, the colorful fish that live in the ocean, how to make your own animal art, as well as discover the many camouflage colors of a chameleon with the Museum of Discovery and Science.
Wild About Wildlife Camp Community:
Friends of Manatee Lagoon:
Dedicated to expanding environmental education in Palm Beach County through future enhanced exhibits and experiential learning opportunities. Friends of Manatee Lagoon is a separate 501(c)(3) organization from Manatee Lagoon.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center:
Dedicated to promoting conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.
Zoo Miami Foundation:
Zoo Miami Foundation fosters community pride and involvement with Zoo Miami and secures financial support for the Zoo. Your donation is critical in helping us save wildlife and educate future generations. Visit>>
Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS):
As a 501(c)(3) organization, MODS’ mission is connecting people to inspiriting science. Funds raised will benefit MODS’ First Responders Program, which honors first responders (doctors, nurses, hospital workers, EMTs and police officers) and their immediate family with admission to the Museum through September 30. Visit>>