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Seedlings: 3rd – 5th grade

Dates: June 11 – 14 (Monday – Thursday)

Times: 12:30PM – 3:00PM


Ms. Janis has over 14 years as a 5th grade teacher with a focus on Science. She is extremely passionate about environmental education. She believes that educating children about our natural world is crucial. Her key goal is to relate learning to a child’s world around them through hands-on activities. “I am extremely excited for the opportunity to continue teaching our children about the environment, and using Baird Creek as our classroom.”


Baird Creek has four main ecosystems; prairie, forest, wetland, and creek. Kiddos will hike to each location and dig into the ecosystem’s how, what, and why. They will identify flora & fauna in the prairie areas, identify types of trees & their characteristics, why wetlands are important, what makes the creek flow, and so much more. Habitats/Diversity/Identifying/Mapping!!!

Daily Needs:

Just like the crayfish in Baird Creek, a day of fun will often include mud, muck, and dirt. Please send an old pair of shoes that are acceptable for walking, hiking, and exploring the creek. We advise that each child comes with a change of clothes each day so that we can send them home dry and keep your car from looking like a nature habitat itself. Each day there will be snack time so please send a snack and a refillable water bottle labeled with your child’s first and last name. We recommend that you also send a small towel for cleaning up and a backpack to carry everything in! On light rain days we advise that your child also bring a plastic poncho; on heavy rain days/stormy days, activities will be held indoor. Every day of summer camp at Baird Creek will involve lots of walking and exploring. Dress your child appropriately and spray on sunscreen before they leave home each day!

Please Review All Camp Guidelines Here: Camp Guidelines