Environmental Education Center

W. Alton Jones Campus, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817-2158

altonjones@uri.edu – 401.874.8200 (p); 401.397.3293 (f)

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Eco-Zone Day Camp Weekly Themes

ecozoneEach week will include the basic Eco-Zone Day Camp activities along with a weekly theme.  The weekly theme is featured during special activities such as our carnival as well as during our craft time each day.

Week 1: Aquatic Adventures. Explore the underwater world of Alton Jones.  Play a variety of games and activities to discover how water moves around our campus and our Earth.

Week 2: America the Beautiful. Come celebrate the natural beauty of America for the 4th of July! We’ll celebrate all week with special carnival activities and a visit to our Native American site to for stories and crafts.

Week 3: A Bug’s Life.  Go on a bug hunt through the fields of our Nature Preserve! Learn about different adaptations and build your own bugs as part of our weekly carnival.

Week 4: Going Green. See all the different ways that Alton Jones is going green! Conduct experiments to see how long it takes for our trash to break down.  Make a recycled and reusable craft to take home.

Week 5: Forest Frenzy. Experience all things forests–big trees, little trees, groups of trees, pine groves and woodland meadows, plus the smaller plants and wildlife that live there.

Week 6: Where the Wild Things Are. Play games, conduct experiments and go exploring to learn about the many different wild animals that call Alton Jones home.

Week 7: Tadpoles, Crayfish and Turtles, Oh My! Explore the wild world of pond life at Alton Jones. Discover hands-on the plants, animals and insects that live in our different ponds and wetlands.

Week 8: Wonderful World of WAJ You never know what you might find in the beautiful forest of W. Alton Jones.  Discover amazing flora and fauna, hike across hundreds of acres, explore the streams, ponds, and lakes that are home to so many wonderful creatures.


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