Nature Camp 

The Field’s Pond Audubon Center in Holden has been full of children this week.They’re learning all kinds of things about nature.Meghan Hayward has more.Some kids have spent this week at a nature camp at the Field’s Pond Audubon Center in Holden.”This is an opportunity for them to come into a safe environment, to come out and explore nature and meet some friends.”The campers have learned about soil, insects and plants.”We’re hoping the kids will start to develop an appreciation for the natural world.”The kids seem to be enjoying themselves.”We get to have lots of fun and get to meet more people.””Once you come here every day, you learn about 100 different things.”Camp Director Ruth Perry says it’s important to get the kids outside.”Children nowadays, for a variety of reasons, don’t get a chance to go out and play in nature as I did when I was a child.”Some of the campers got to place traps in the pond and see what they caught.”We caught some tadpoles, a baby salamander, and then we caught some water mites.”One camper thinks this week in nature will benefit her when she returns to school.”I like science a lot and if I come here I might know more about it when I go back to school.”The Audubon Center will be hosting another nature camp the week of August 16th, and they say there’s still room for kids.If interested, you can call 989-2591.