Arts ‘N’ Crafts

This past week has been spent preparing for the refuge’s summer camps, starting next week. Starting tomorrow, twenty 6-8 year olds will arrive at the refuge for a week a fun-filled activities. This will include nature walks, crafts, scavenger hunts, games and much more. I spent most of the week with another intern, Jenelle, in creating the giant floor puzzle for our first activity. The puzzle centers around the USFWS logo, with each puzzle piece representing an activity the refuge does or doesn’t allow. We cut out every single piece and decorated them ourselves, and it took us forever, it seemed. We also made a giant version of the logo for the kids to decorate at the end of the week, with student employee Frankie. The refuge wants to hold onto our crafts for future use at the refuge, which is pretty awesome.

After work on Friday, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. with the Student Conservation Association, to participate in a clean up day. The event was in celebration of SCA’s 56th anniversary, and involved different conservation activities, including weeding and painting. Afterward, a park ranger took my group around some of the monuments for a brief tour.

All in all, a pretty good week. Next week’s post will be much longer, hopefully with more photos as well!IMG_1377


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Carol Fern Culhane on June 24, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Hope you are having a great first day even with the thunderstorm! Here’s to a fine week of summer camp!


  2. Posted by Carole Leidy on June 28, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Sounds like an interesting internship.


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