Audubon Explorers: Creeks of Cascadia (Grades 2-3) July 8 - 12, 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM, Five meetings Mon. - Fri. at Arthur Academy
- Stay cool this summer! Grab your water shoes and wander through the cool Creeks of Cascadia. Explore Johnson Creek and Oneonta Gorge in search of the Coastal Giant Salamander, the American Dipper, Tailed Frogs and small stoneflies. Test water quality and find out what makes these creeks so spectacular!
Audubon Explorers: Jr. Wildlife Veterinarian (Grades 4-5) July 15 - 19, 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at Arthur Academy
- Wildlife need veterinarians too! Explore the role that wildlife veterinarians play in helping injured native and/or endangered species. Travel to local rehabilitation centers in Oregon and tour Audubon's own Wildlife Care Center.
Audubon Explorers: Monkeyin' Around (Grades 6-8) July 22 - 26, 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at Arthur Academy
- Broaden your horizons, climb a tree! Do you like adventuring high above the ground? Safely test your limits with challenges and team-building games on the ground and then harness up to climb spectacular trees, guided by experts. Challenge yourself on a high ropes course at the end of the week!
Aqua Explorers (Grades 2-5) July 1 - 3, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Three meetings, Mon. - Wed. at University of Portland
- Get outside, splash in creeks and explore! Water equals skipping rocks, paddling and staying cool in the summer sun. Look through the lens of science at the amazing properties of H2O. Practice the physics of the perfect skipping rock. Follow local waterways in search of the coolest bugs, birds and bogs and learn ways to become "protectors of the deep."
Animal Secrets: Behavior & Communication (Grades 2-4) July 15 - 19, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Five meetings, Mon. - Fri. at University of Portland
- Jays, juncos and jaguars! Did you know animals and birds are communicating with each other all of the time? Do you want to know what they are talking about and what they are listening for? Explore the outdoors as we discover different bird calls from songs to alarms. Fine tune your naturalist observation skills, play games and enjoy the outdoors!
Documentary Lens on River Cleanup: Part I Footage (Grades 7-10) July 15 - 19, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at University of Portland
Explore the lower Willamette River through documentary film-making. Learn the basics of cameras, composition, and cinematography as you shoot footage for a short film about a $1 billion environmental clean-up. Your footage will be included in a short documentary to help raise awareness about this project.
Documentary Lens on River Cleanup: Part II Editing (Grades 7-10) July 22 - 26, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at University of Portland
Learn the basics of video editing as you help create a documentary short that explores the history of pollution and the $1 billion clean-up happening on the banks of the Willamette River. You will work with professional editing software (Adobe Premiere) and learn the basic concepts of video editing as you incorporate interviews, raw footage, historical photos, audio, and music into a compelling story.
Kid Lawyer Camp: Juliana v. U.S. (Grades 6-8) - Aug. 5 - 9, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at St. Agatha School
- Let your voice be heard, kids make a difference! The jury’s out, so present your case to ensure justice is served. Discover what it takes to master the art of cross examining a witness and delivering a closing statement. Investigate the case that kids in Florida brought to the courts called Juliana v. US, where youth are challenging the US government to take responsibility for climate change and their future. Examine all sides, including how journalists communicate news and help shape the views of society.
Model United Nations Camp (Grades 8-10) Aug. 12 - 16, 9 AM - 4 PM, Five meetings, Mon. - Fri. at Portland State University
- Where scientific research and global policy meet. As a delegate of one of 193 countries in the United Nations, learn to research, negotiate and debate a country’s interests and risks on climate change policy. Delegates will debate “nationally determined contributions” to adopt at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.