Summer Camps are Booming at The International Wildlife Museum
The International Wildlife Museum (IWM) staff is busy hosting youth summer camps at the museum from the end of May through July. Camps run daily for one-week periods for ages 5-9 years and ages 10-13 years. This year, the museum has 92 kids registered for camp, which is nearly double last year’s attendance! We believe this is partially due to implementing online registration, which we haven’t had in the past.
This summer, IWM staff decided to focus on some popular topics with kids. For the younger kids, they explored Animal Superheroes and learned about adaptations that make each animal a hero of its own kind. They were also able to register for Scales & Tales where they heard tales of dragons and unicorns and learned what real animals inspired these tales. The older kids were able to join Life in Cold Blood, where they learned about reptiles, fish, amphibians and insects. In an upcoming camp, Survival of the Fittest, they will learn how animals adapt to survive in extreme environments and practice some wilderness survival techniques of their own.
Thanks to a scholarship fund set up by IWM Member Carolyn Davis, six children from low-income families were able to attend camp this summer! These children would not have been able to come to camp otherwise!
The Museum, located in Tucson, Arizona is excited to bring sustainable-use conservation messages to over 50,000 visitors each year with nearly half of them school-aged children. Visitors and campers gain an awareness and understanding about how SCIF contributes to wildlife conservation around the world and how these conservation achievements would not be possible without the contribution of hunters.
To learn more about the International Wildlife Museum go to www.thewildlifemuseum.org.