Build, Burrow, Bloom: Become an Earth Explorer at Dirt Camp This Summer

If you crave a summer experience that’s anything but ordinary, dig into Dirt Camp!

Here, teachers will trade textbooks for trowels and transform their classrooms into captivating landscapes of discovery. Your students will imagine themselves as a miniature mole, embarking on a thrilling quest to unravel the secrets hidden beneath their feet.

Dirt Camp is a wonderland for young learners, where collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving become the cornerstones of adventure. Every adventurer will dig deep into the fascinating world of dirt, uncovering its origins and composition through a series of hands-on activities. Forget about passive learning – at Dirt Camp, you’ll be actively shaping the experience, one step at a time!

Prepare to be amazed as students will further explore the ingenious techniques employed by nature’s finest architects. These young learners will channel their inner beavers, crafting sturdy dams and lodges. Feeling antsy? Here, adventurers can embark on a burrowing expedition, as they’ll mimic the intricate tunnels these tiny excavators create. Even more so, for those who crave a crustacean challenge, they’ll learn the art of burrowing like a crayfish.

Dirt Camp isn’t just about mimicking our animal friends. Learners will also explore the fascinating partnership between plants, fungi, and the very ground they stand on. By understanding how these different organisms work together, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the complex ecosystem that lies beneath the surface.

However, the journey doesn’t stop there! Students will bridge the gap between exploration and application by transforming their newfound knowledge of dirt into a practical skill. Get ready to transform into a junior landscape architect! Young learners will delve into the key differences between dirt and soil, the foundation of all healthy plant life. Armed with this newfound “loamy lore,” they’ll be empowered to design their ideal farm, complete with the perfect soil composition to nurture a variety of crops.

Dirt Camp isn’t just about acquiring knowledge – it’s about igniting a passion for exploration and discovery. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, we’ve integrated science, and engineering, and even sprinkled in art to create an unforgettable learning experience for everyone.

Each activity includes:

  • Schedule
  • Materials List
  • Topic Background Information
  • Step-By-Step Directions
  • Optional Extension Activities
  • Curriculum Topics:
  • Properties of Dirt
  • Mudshakes and Dirt Art
  • Weathering
  • Soil Erosion
  • pH Testing of Soil for Farming
  • Animal Soil Engineers Above and Below Ground
  • Bug Hunt: Tunnelers, Decomposers and Hunters
  • The Wood Wide Web and Fungi
  • Malian Mudcloths
  • Engineering with Dirt
  • Build an Adobe Farm
What is Dirt Camp?
Unboxing Dirt Camp

So, what are you waiting for? Roll up your sleeves, grab your shovel, and prepare to be amazed by the wonders that lie beneath the surface at Dirt Summer Camp! Click here to purchase, or request a quote today!

Dirt Camp was just a taste of adventure! Now, dive headfirst into a summer of hands-on learning and exploration with these popular enrichment programs, ones that your students will never forget!

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