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Kids learn all about nature at Clary Gardens Kids Nature Camp

| July 9, 2013
Today at Clary Gardens Kids Nature Camp, the kids played a game called trees and bees where half the kids pretended to be trees and the other half were bees. The bees had to swarm around the trees, making funny faces, and tried to get the trees to move without touching them. It doesn’t seem too hard for the trees, except they had to stand on only one foot.

Today at Clary Gardens Kids Nature Camp, the kids played a game called trees and bees where half the kids pretended to be trees and the other half were bees. The bees had to swarm around the trees, making funny faces, and tried to get the trees to move without touching them. It doesn’t seem too hard for the trees, except they had to stand on only one foot.

COSHOCTON – Things were buzzing today at Clary Gardens as area kids gathered to learn all about bees during the Clary Gardens Kids Nature Camp which will run through this Friday.

About 18-20 kids have been learning about different aspects of nature this week. Yesterday, they learned all about birds from Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Pat Dutton, and even learned different bird calls. They then took their new-found knowledge outside and went bird-watching.

Today, the group gathered around a swarm of bees (safely) and learned all about the queen bee and her drones, male bees, from Dick Mullet, beekeeper for eight years.

Each day, the kids learn about nature through presentations, crafts, games, and snacks, which all relate to the day’s theme. They also hike every day through the grounds to learn more about their subject of the day.

“We don’t just sit around and learn,” said Chris Campbell of Clary Gardens. “We get out and move.”

Tomorrow, the kids will be learning about the diverse wildlife at Clary Gardens, Thursday is all about the life of toads, and Friday, the kids will learn about sugar maple trees and maple tapping.

Clary Kids Nature Camp is $45 for the whole week or $13.50 per day. All proceeds from the camp will be used for the Children’s Garden at Clary Gardens.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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