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.



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