Adventure Day Camp: Galls Exploration
August 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$20.00
Have you ever seen those misshapen lumps on the twigs of an oak tree or other plants? Those are called galls, made by insects that have laid their eggs inside the leaves and stalks of plants. Children who attend Hancock Park District’s camp will be exploring the woodland, prairies, wetlands, and trails looking for different kinds of galls. After finding a gall, they will journal what it looks like and where it was found, in order to identify who made it and what might be inside of the gall. Snacks will be provided, but please bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. Insect repellent and sunscreen are optional. Campers will be crossing Aurand Run during their hike and should to bring an extra pair of closed-toed shoes that can get wet.
This is a one-day camp open to ages 6-12. Register with $20 per child by 9 AM Tuesday, August 8. To receive a free t-shirt, campers must be registered by 9 AM on Wednesday, August 2 and attend three of the August Adventure Day Camps.