Shorebird Park Nature Center - Marine biology and boating programs and Adventure Playground Summer Programs   

June 15th - Aug 14th, 2015 Directions 

Marina Adventures MIDWEEK Drop in Summer Programs in Adventure Playground  
Each of the programs listed below are offered on a drop-in basis, from 1-2 hours each day.
Sign up in the Adventure Playground on the day of the program, 1/2 hour before it starts. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE.  Children under seven years must be accompanied by an adult. NO GROUPS. Limited participants and age restrictions may apply to specific activities.  Great fun! Registered drop-ins have first preference.  

Pick up our calendar  when you come in. Or download the calendar for June here.  Check this link for pictures of a fort building activity.

Our fun summer programs offered by Adventure Playground staff are: 

Sorry no more fishing until they reopen the pier.

 Fish ART- Mondays 2-3:30 p.mLimit 15 kids Gyotaku- fish rubbing. Learn about the fresh and salt water fish at the Nature Center and then make a rubbed print on rubber fish at the Adventure playground. Bring a T-shirt or you can make one on paper.

Crafts-Tuesdays 10:30-12.  Classes will include; puppetry, wood crafts, fish pictures made out of roofing nails and more

Creative Building -Wednesdays, 2-3:30 p.m. Classes include: tool workshop , learning to demo safely, building a wide variety of large and small things.  

Crafts Thursdays 2-3:30 p.m. Classes include making instruments,  recycled art, candles and more.  

Special Activities  Fridays 2:30-3:30 Join the fun, Gardening,  Treasure Hunt , Kite making, cook-outs,  Nature Exploration and more etc..)   

 
The fee for full day option children to stay in the playground without adult company is $10.00  per child each day payable at the Nature Center. Playment cards are available for purchase for 5 visits or less, Helpful  to use on Sundays when the office is closed. 

Adventure Playground Summer Hours   Monday-Friday  9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday   11 a.m.-5 p.m.

These Marina adventure programs here are not for groups of 5 or more children. They need prior reservations to visit the playground,  please call three weeks or more ahead, dates fill fast. See group information on the 
Adventure Playground page. 

  • Adventure Playground - Full day program options for summer marine bio and boating students 7 years or older. Enroll your child in Marine Biology or Boating for 1/2 day and Adventure Playground for the other half. Best for children who are self motivated. Children must be picked up by 4:30 p.m. Pick up times are early 3:30 only on staff meeting days on 6/23, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4.

     Adventure Playground Summer Hours      Monday-Friday   9 a.m.-5 p.m.     Saturday and Sunday   11 a.m.-5 p.m.

    These Marina adventure programs here are not for groups of 5 or more children. They need prior reservations to visit the playground,  please call three weeks or more ahead, dates fill fast. See group information on the Adventure Playground page.
  • If you would like to leave your child (7 years or older child ) in the playground for up to 3 hours, you need to have a current summer registration form on file. The cost for dropins in $10. Payable in the Nature Center office next to the restrooms and classroom in Shorebird Park. Playment tickets are for sale there for $10 a visit up to 5 visits on each card.  Once the registration form is on file in the playground, sign your child in at the front desk  and show the staff your receipt number or playment ticket.  Your child is then available to be left to participate in  the Marina Adventures programs below. There is no charge for children whose parents are  participating.
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  • Marine Biology Classes for 5-16 years
    Classes are held in the Nature Center and run by Naturalist staff. Indoor prep and outdoor hands-on exploration of the rocky shore, dock and pier habitats. Use of microscopes and marine sampling equipment will help us identify local invertebrates as well as vertebrates.  Fantastic class for your explorers who want to learn more about the world around them.

    On the Water Classes
    Children must be 9-16 years old, and have a current 2015 proof of swim ability of at least a low level 4 from a certified Water Safety Instructor. All children will wear personal floatation devices we provide and will be supervised by leaders with a Red Cross and C.P.R. certification. Here is the swim form for this program.

    Registration for summer Marine Biology and On the Water classes began on March 14th, 2015 and are closed now.

    Updated website 6/13/15

    Nature Center Summer Marine biology and boating Classes for 2015  

    Sessions

    Age  

    Dates  

    Times  

    Cost  

    Spaces
    Left
     

    Marine Biology   8-10 years   July 7,8,9,10 9:30-12   $73                   full      
      Canoeing   9-16 years   June 24, 25, 26   9:30-12   $52                  full
    Marine Biology   11-16 years  

    July 14-17 & 21-24  

    9:30-12:30   $145                    Full
    Boating 9-16 years July 28, 29,30, 31 9:30-12:30 $145

     full 

     Marine Biology 5-7 years   August 4,5,6,7 9:30-11:30   $73  

     full

     

    The Boating Program 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. We spend one day each learning to canoe, Dragon Boat, large sail boat and sail small boats. Limit 14 .

    Canoeing - 9:30a.m.-12 p.m. Learn basic canoeing skills, paddling strokes to canoe over canoe rescue. Limit 8.  

    Full day program options for marine bio and boating students 7 years or older. Enroll your child in Marine Biology or Boating for 1/2 day and Adventure Playground for the other half. Best for children who are self motivated. Children must be picked up by 4:30 p.m. Pick up times are early 3:30 only on staff meeting days on 6/23, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4.

     

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