What Is Halberg Ecology Camp?

educational fun for middle school students

Eco CampThe Arkansas Audubon Society Halberg Ecology Camp is normally held each June at Camp Clearfork, a U.S. Forest Service camp between Hot Springs and Mt. Ida. First-year campers experience a variety of subjects including ornithology, aquatic biology, mammalogy, botany, entomology, geology and herpetology.

Camp students arrive on Sunday and leave Friday morning. So what happens in between? The staff includes a director, assistant director and a teaching staff of 12 instructors including several with Ph.D.s. Two instructors work as a teaching team with a class of 8-10 campers. Instructors are college and high school natural science teachers along with self-taught naturalists. Also on staff is a full-time registered nurse.

Eco CampA typical day for campers would include early morning walks to identify birds and other critters out early in the day, breakfast, both indoor and outdoor hands-on classes before and after lunch, and dinner.

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