Event Details


07/18/2017 - 07/22/2017


9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Bier: Thirty
3073 South Bown Way
Boise, Idaho 83706




East Boise

About This Event

Wildlife Words at World Center for Birds of Prey AM 2017 Grades 4-6 Summer Camp

Meets daily Tuesday June 18th- through Saturday July 22nd. Camp meets Tuesday through Saturday. From Tuesday through Friday, the camp will meet from 9 am – 12 pm. On Saturday, June 25th, camp will meet from 10 am-1 pm. This camp is intended for kids entering 4th – 6th graders. Science and the humanities share the goal of helping humans understand our place in the natural world. At the World Center for Birds of Prey, you’ll learn from scientists about important birds of prey conservation projects and then strike out with your Cabin teaching-writer to transform your new knowledge into wildlife-inspired poems and short stories.

A collaboration of The Cabin and The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey.

Goal for poets: rebuild the emotional bridge to the natural world. — Sandra Alcosser


Camp takes place  at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W Flying Hawk Ln Boise, ID 83709. During camp on Saturday, 6/25, family and friends are invited to the World Center for Birds of Prey for a public celebration of science-inspired art and writing by students, in conjunction with published authors and poets. This is an exciting opportunity for students to share their work as part of this celebration!

Foci for Student Learning:

  • Engaging with research and scientific ways of understanding the natural world to find inspiration to write creatively
  • Reflective journaling to process nature and science learning
  • Analyze nature/environmental creative texts to learn about craft
  • Writing, thinking, and talking about conservation/environment and the role of writing in encouraging and defining these concepts
  • Learn to use place as more than a backdrop
  • Producing nature and science inspired poems and stories
  • Reflecting on the artist’s role in questions of our natural environment and conservation
  • Responding to what works in one another’s work
  • Offering constructive critique for peer’s work towards revision
  • Revising for publication

Essential Questions Students Will Investigate:

  • What is the role of an artist in communicating honestly about the natural world?
  • How do we bridge arts and sciences? How does writing do that?
  • Can writers work on ideas related to conservation? The natural world?
  • How do we use nature as inspiration?
  • How do we write about physical experience?
  • What is nature?