KIDS IN CONSERVATION

Kids in Conservation offers summer adventures designed to help youth ages 10 - 14 get outside and explore, learn and become advocates for Nature. This summer we have an exciting line up of guest speakers presenting a variety of topics. Kids will be introduced to native wildlife, connect local streams to far away oceans, explore forest trails and craft a box for their very own Nature Collection. Community projects include producing an educational  video,  installing a  community awareness project, and creating a public garden designed especially for birds and pollinators.

The workshops are FREE - spacing is limited, so please pre-register your kid(s) at least 24 hours in advance. Register for 1 or as many workshops as you like, and if you're especially interested in a topic and want to stick around for the presentation, you're welcome to!
Workshops are held from 9am - noon, and parents are strongly encouraged to pick up your child no later than 12:15pm.
For more info about each workshop (including location!) please click on the image below.

Please pre-register your child at least 24 hours in advance. You may pre-register for omre than one workshop; however, if you have pre-registered and need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible. To pre-register your child, please list the name(s) of participants and their age, any medical concerns you wish organizers to be aware of (including allergies to bees, any plants, etc.) and email this information to Tixie.Fowler@gacd.us   A confirmation will be sent within 24 hours. You may bring the permission form to the workshop - this completed form MUST BE provided in order for any child to participate in the workshop.

WHAT TO BRING:
- completed permission form (the attached form MUST be provided in order for each child to participate in the workshop).
- a refillable water bottle with fresh water
- wear close-toed shoes that can get muddy
- sunscreen, bug spray come in handy
- a towel or extra shirt to change into in case it rains on us, or we get in the creek
- an interest in Nature!

WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME:
- Cell phones, ear plugs and any other digital device should be left at home. The only EXCEPTION is for the June 21st program (youth are encouraged to bring cameras and cell phones to that workshop to record footage for the video).

- Please do NOT wear sandals, flip flops or other shoes that do not have closed toes. Open footwear can be very uncomfortable when walking on a woodchip path and are not safe for wading in a creek.

- Lunch and snacks are not served during these workshops, and there won't be any time set aside for this purpose.  However, if you feel strongly that your child have access to a snack during this time, just please be aware we do not have any refrigeration.

KIDS IN CONSERVATION is a program developed by the Conservation Districts of Gwinnett and DeKalb counties and managed with the support of Gardens for Growing Community, and in a partnership with the Norcross Garden Club. We are grateful to the City of Norcross for providing use of the venues and facilities at no charge.
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