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South Lake Tahoe Nature Camps with the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

James Winkelman
Special to the Tribune

The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) is offering nature day camps for children ages 6 to 12 in South Lake Tahoe for the fifth consecutive summer. Most elementary students in South Lake Tahoe have experienced the in-school science programs about bugs, bats and birds. Many students, from elementary through high school, have experienced field trips to learn about local bird banding research, winter wildlife survival and flora and fauna. During the summer, children can continue to learn about the local environment at these nature camps. Campers will spend time playing games, searching for wildlife and reflecting on the day’s adventure, as well as bonding with fellow campers.

Junior entomologists will go to various outdoor locations around South Lake Tahoe. Campers will look under logs, among plants and in tree bark in search of hidden insects. They will also learn what these bugs eat and their important jobs in the ecosystem. For ages 6 to 8 years old.

Takes place from July 20 to 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $150; $125 for Tahoe Institute for Natural Science members.

Tahoe Explorers will learn about wildlife ecology, forest ecology, water ecology and geology of the Tahoe Basin while hiking, kayaking and learning from various natural science experts. For ages 9 to 12 years old. July 6 to 10. Cost: $280; $245 for Tahoe Institute for Natural Science members. All day camp instructors are experienced and well-trained environmental educators. Member rates and scholarships are available. For more information about TINS Nature Camps, visit http://www.TINSweb.org or contact James at James@TINSweb.org or call 775.298.0064.

For more information about the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, call (775)298-0060 or visit http://www.tinsweb.org. Tahoe Institute for Natural Science is a member-supported nonprofit organization seeking to advance the natural history, conservation, and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region through science, education, and outreach.


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