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Mini Camp (Teacher Planning Days)

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on September 16, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on October 29, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on January 21, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on April 15, 2022 at 8:00 am

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Deering Estate Visitor Center 16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami,FL33157United States
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Price: $40

Offered during select Teacher Planning Days for kids ages 6-14. Every camp has a different theme and explores a different aspect of nature, allowing campers to have fun while also learning about different fields of science. Please bring lunch and snacks, refillable water bottle, closed-toe shoes, change of clothes, sunblock and bug spray, and hat and sunglasses. Mini camp is from 8 am – 5 pm.

Participants must practice social distancing and wear face coverings. Please review the latest COVID-19 safety guidelines prior to visiting.  Sign-in & Sign-out is located at the Visitor Center.

Cost: $40 per child. Spaces are limited! Registration online only.

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2021 Dates: 

September 7, 2021

Activity: Science Safari
Campers will set out on an adventure filled day at the Deering Estate complete with a Tram ride through the Natural Areas, an Animal Encounter with our classroom pets, and creating their very own plant and animal guides during a hike.

September 16, 2021

Activity: Out of this World
Campers will take a trip out of this world to learn all about the moon and how it controls our ocean’s tides. After blasting off to outer space with a rocket experiment, campers will explore the moon, gravity, and how this force creates our tides and super King Tides.

October 29, 2021

Activity: Birds of a Feather
Flocking together, campers will take flight to explore the many adaptations and characteristics of South Florida’s birds. Campers will dissect an owl pellet, go on a bird watching hike, and experiment with the types of bird feeders that attract birds to our yards!


2022 Dates:

January 21, 2022

Activity: Branching Out
Campers will branch out to explore the life found among the trees of the Deering Estate. They will take a hike to learn about the different tree species and their many ethnobotany uses, as well as create their very own terrarium!

April 15, 2022

Activity: Think Green
In honor of Earth Day, campers will learn to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in order to lessen their impact on the environment. Activities will include creating recycled hydroponic planters, conducting a trash clean up hike, and making their own Earth Day Recycled Art!


Full Schedule for 2021-2022 Mini Camp can be found by clicking here.


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January 21
Friday8:00 am - Friday5:00 pm
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Deering Estate Visitor Center 16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami,FL33157United States
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Phone: 305-235-1668


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