In light of COVID-19-related summer camp closures, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Manatee Lagoon, Zoo Miami and the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) have partnered together to offer a Wild About Wildlife Virtual Summer Camp program targeted for children 6 to 9 years of age. The virtual summer camp will feature half-day schedules filled with animal observations, experiments, games, crafts and educational lessons hosted by educators from each organization. Morning camp sessions will feature a variety of prerecorded and live lessons, as well as supplemental at-home activities and printables. Afternoon camp sessions will feature the same content as the morning camp sessions, however all of the lessons will be pre-recorded.
The host organizations are offering the virtual summer camp free of charge with a voluntary donation option to support the environmental and educational missions of the organizations that helped make this program possible. The goal of the Wild About Wildlife Virtual Summer Camp is to provide an engaging virtual-based experience for children to stay connected and learning throughout the summer, as well as provide virtual options for parents who are working from home.