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Environmental Summer Camp

Our Land Remembered

Summer Camp This year, the FAU Foundation supported our Environmental Summer Camp for Indiantown Middle School’s (IMS) underserved students. The Camp was named after Patrick D. Smith’s historical fiction book,  A Land Remembered.  Each day the students read from the book, and learned about Florida’s pine flatwoods, hardwood hammock, and wetland habitats.

The campers had a fun and educational week of adventures exploring:

  • DuPuis’ rich habitats by hiking the Florida Trail through the Pine Flatwoods, cypress swamp and oak hammocks;  
  • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary to learn about Florida’s native and endangered species; and
  • High Horse Ranch to learn about cattle ranching’s important role in Florida.

On rainy days, they created bird feeders and learned about the wetlands and aquifers using the Enviroscape model and edible aquifer activity (made with ice cream, chocolate chips and soda!). Their favorite new activity was testing their skills at archery!  Many campers said that they felt a sense of pride and accomplishment by successfully learning archery. The campers were able to expand their experiences by exploring DuPuis and Indiantown to learn about Florida’s natural environment, valuable agriculture and rich history. 


 Last Modified 11/8/16