CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 29, 1999
Registration begins April 1 for UI summer wildlife camps
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Division of Recreational
Services is offering several wildlife camps for area youth at
the Macbride Nature Recreation Area this summer.
Fledgling Camps are offered for children entering second grade
this fall and provide an introductory camp experience. Hawk,
Eagle, Falcon and Otter Camps are for children entering third
to sixth grades and focus on woodlands, wetlands, prairies/endangered
species, and outdoor recreation skills, respectively.
Owl Camp is a natural history science camp for youth entering
seventh or eighth grades. "Peregrinatio per Iowam"
("A wandering through Iowa") is a three-day northeast
Iowa natural history trip for ninth to tenth graders. And the
Kestrel Corps is a "counselor-in-training" experience
for high school juniors and seniors.
Transportation to the Macbride nature area is provided from
the UI Recreation Building, Bowman Woods Elementary School (Marion),
and Prairie Heights Elementary School (Cedar Rapids). Children
can also be dropped off at the nature area.
Registration begins Thursday, April 1. For more information or for brochures
regarding these opportunities, contact UI Recreational Services at (319) 335-9293
or visit its Web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~fusrs/wildlif2.htm