Presented by the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center and Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, Nature Rocks is an immersive experience for young people. It features hands-on drumming classes, theatre, creative writing, and dynamic hands-on nature activities featuring live animal ambassadors.
Nature Rocks, a week-long summer camp for rising second through eighth-grade students, will be held in July at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center.
Two sessions are available: July 15-19, 2019 (1st session) and July 22-26, 2019 (2nd session).
Presented by the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center and Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation—and made possible, in part, by Keith and Laura Howard—Nature Rocks is a week-long immersive experience for young people. It features hands-on drumming classes with renowned percussionist Zig Wajler of “Hands on with Zig,” theatre and creative writing with award-winning playwright and actress, Nancy Hasty; and dynamic hands-on nature activities featuring live animal ambassadors.
A student showcase at the end of each week will feature African beats and a Lion King-style theatre performance for family and friends.
“We are thrilled to partner, once again, with the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, to offer what we believe is the most unique summer camp program around,” said Melanie Moore, Education Director, MKAF.
“The Biophilia center is an oasis of natural wonder, with an unparalleled staff. Magic is created with the addition of our nationally acclaimed artist facilitators—nurturing in each child a fun and immersive exploration of arts and nature.”
Parents and children alike rave about this unique opportunity.
“My kids have attended nature rocks for the past three years and will again for a fourth time this coming summer. EO Wilson Biophilia Center is an awesome facility for nature and MKAF’s music and theater program is top notch. It is by far the best camp in the area,” said Rand Fernandez, Parent, and MKAF member.
For more information on MKAF Community Outreach programs, or to join MKAF to receive added valued benefits, including preferred member pricing at special events, or to inquire about getting involved by volunteering or joining the Board of Directors, visit www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org or call (850) 650-2226.