Posted on July 28, 2016 filed under Project Wadi Attir
This week marked the closing ceremony for Project Wadi Attir’s first Young Ecologist Summer Camp. Thirty-five local campers spent nine days together, caring for and observing animals, doing science experiments, making eco-art, building teepees, playing team-building games, and lots, lots more!
On the last day, campers were awarded with a graduation certificate, with their parents in attendance. They also had the chance to present on a topic they learned about in camp to 400 students from the surrounding areas.
We are so proud of our first group of campers and we look forward to next summer!
Please enjoy these photos from our summer camp:
Examining animal skulls
Learning from Ali Alhawashla, Director of the Medicinal Plants Initiative, about the Bedouin herbal healing tradition (Check out our future healer in red on the right!)
Observing a bird’s nest, with eggs ready to hatch!
Collecting fossils, bones and stones from the project site
Making sand art
Preparing the land for a garden
Learning from Um Attia of the project’s dairy about the Bedouin cheese-making tradition, and eating some homemade yogurt in the process!
Singing and dancing with volunteers from JNF-USA’s Shorashim program
Building a teepee
Watering a newly-planted garden
…and having fun!
To view our post from the first day of camp, click here.