Writing in the Woods: Youth Camp at the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center — Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Writing in the Woods: Youth Camp at the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center

The National Park Service will offer Writing in the Woods, a nature-journaling day camp, at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center the week of August 6th-10th, 2018.  The camp takes place from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. August 6th-10th and is open to rising 3rd-6th graders.

Piloted in 2017, Writing in the Woods introduces local youth to the practice of keeping a nature journal by integrating science, language arts, fine arts, and outdoor safety and stewardship content into an immersive, nature-based experience. During field trips to three Fairbanks-area locations representing three different environments (tundra, mixed boreal forest, and black spruce bog), participants learn about the natural history of interior Alaska, gain confidence in the outdoors through short hikes, and hone personal and academic skills and abilities including observation, questioning, measuring, scientific illustration, recording detailed written information, personal reflection, and creative writing.  After the program campers will share their experiences with their families, other community members, and out-of-state visitors by displaying their work at the Morris Thompson Center.

Space is still available in the 2018 Writing in the Woods camp. To register contact faplic_educatoin@nps.gov or stop by the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center desk in the Morris Thompson Center from 8:00 am-6:00 pm.Monday through Saturday. The registration deadline is July 23rd.

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