Ecology Adventures in Bar Harbor this Summer 

Joy Hollowell

There’s a world of adventures, right in our own backyard.And right now, the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor is offering kids the chance to find it.Joy Hollowell shows us how.=======”Go, through the size machine.”Imagination is the only criteria needed at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor this summer. “Follow the logs, stay between the logs”The school is again offering its Summer Field Studies Camp. It promises to take kids on an ecology adventure.”Whoaaa””They’re here learning, but not always realizing that they’re learning, says Jennifer Grilly, a Program Leader. She adds, “(They’re) having fun and just getting out there and seeing things from a different idea, a different perspective and doing things that they’ve never done before.””That’s a big worm.”This week”s session is for first and second graders. It focuses on the small wonders of our world. Monday, kids got to experience what it’s like to be an insect, or an animal. Second grader Archer Hill is a repeat camper.”We were climbing through it really slow because we couldn’t see where we were going, only shadows if we opened our eyes, which I had to do that because I’m not really good at steering myself around,” says Hill.”I think it’s so important to teach experimental education,” says Grilly. “Get kids outside and learning outside of the classroom, and teaching them that it’s OK to touch things and it’s OK to look at things and getting them really interested and then hopefully teach them how important it is to start caring for these things too.”======The sessions vary from a few days to a week and a half.They run through the third week in August.There are still openings available.Each session is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. Until 3 p.m.Fees range from $160 to $365.For more information, you can log onto call the Dorr Museum of Natural History at 288-2944, extension 5840. You can also email them at [email protected]