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BioBlitz (Grades 5-8)

at CAMP EDMO - San Mateo

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San Mateo
1701 Coyote Point Dr
Near Bay Trail
San Mateo, California 94401
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 10 - 13 years old
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this kids camp class:

Soar into the field of ornithological research! This week, campers will join the Science Action Club, powered by the California Academy of Sciences, to collect data and learn all about birds. Campers become citizen scientists and ornithologists (bird scientists) and explore feathers, flight and the features that make birds unique. Using field research tools and smart technology, campers will identify local birds and investigate environmental changes that impact bird behavior. They’ll also submit bird counts to eBird, a citizen science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithologym that will help scientists better understand these important species.

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Collaboration, Empathy, Communication, Responsibility, Creativity
Fun Fact. 

In 2018, there was a 30% increase in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills developed for those who attended two weeks of Camp EDMO™ and a 39% increase for returning EDMO™ families over new families!

California Academy of Sciences
The California Academy of Sciences mission is to explore, explain and protect the natural world. This mission extends to all corners of the institution; from a research expedition in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, to a teacher training program in a California classroom, to an interactive game on the museum exhibit floor.

Sample Projects

Citizen Science Data Collection
Campers will be observing birds at their local park, counting the amount and types of species they see, and submitting their observations and data into eBird, a citizen science tool.

Campers will gain real time experience as field scientists and will learn how to collect data and document research. Campers will also learn how tech is integrated into field science as they learn to use two apps to identify and collect data on the birds they see.

Posting to eBird
Campers will document birds to contribute to scientific research across the globe as they upload lists of their bird to an app developed by the Cornell Ornithology lab called eBird. eBird allows scientists to collect data from citizens to help them understand bird habitats and migration patterns.

Campers will learn how technology and nature can work together to unite scientist and learners! They’ll also learn how lay citizens can contribute to greater scientific endeavors and the impact all people have on the continuation of field science and data collection.

Build a Bird
Campers will identify different species of birds by looking at features like beak shape, feet, feathers, color, and size. Campers will then design and make their own bird!

Campers will learn how to identify and analyze the shape of beaks, feet and feathers and how to look at clues about what birds eat and how they behave. Campers will learn how minor differences in physical features can be major keys to identifying a species of bird.

Field Trips
We work to curate exciting and diverse field trips that align with each weekly theme! Our Field Trip Instructors support our enrichment curriculum off site by bridging concepts of the week with experiences in the field.

Sample Schedule
  • 8:00-9:00AM - AM Program
  • 8:50-9:00AM - Drop-Off
  • 9:00-9:30AM -  Opening Huddle
  • 9:30-10:30AM - Lab 1
  • 9:30AM - 2:30PM (typically Wednesday) - Field Trip  
  • 10:30-10:45AM - Snack
  • 10:45AM-11:15 AM - Real Time
  • 11:15AM-12:15PM  -  Lab 2
  • 12:15-12:45PM  - Lunch
  • 12:45-1:20PM - Hang Time
  • 1:20-2:40PM - Lab 3
  • 2:40-3:00PM - Closing Huddle

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Refund Policy
Should your circumstances change and your child is unable to come to camp, we are unhappy you won’t be joining us but happy to issue a refund. A 100% refund is available until March 31st ($25 processing fee per cancelled week still applies), 75% refund until April 28th, and a 50% refund until May 26th. No refunds are issued on or after May 27th. We are also happy to save what was paid as a credit in you account for next year.

If you’re not happy with CAMP EDMO, please notify your Camp Director immediately. Camp Directors will respond to verbal or written parental concerns within 24 hours and schedule an Action Plan meeting to improve your camp experience. 99.9% of the time, we can make it better! If we can’t make it better, then please complete our online Money Back Guarantee, Form, once camp begins, and we will humbly issue a partial or full refund.

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