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Camp Silver Eagle focuses on conservation

Registration is open until Thursday, July 11 for the Hinds Community College, Creative Learning Fifty-Plus, annual intergenerational summer enrichment program, Camp Silver Eagle.

The camp is Monday-Friday, July 15-19. The hours for Monday-Thursday are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with longer hours on Friday field trip day, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This year’s theme is Backyard Conservation: “Get Connected: You, the Backyard, and All That Lives There!” with focus activities in Dendrology (the study of trees), Adopt-A-Stream Enviroscape program, small container gardening (herbs, veggies and flowers), and native birds and how best to attract them.

The camp is for adults of all ages and children and youth ages 5-16 (with an adult) at the Ted Kendall Agricultural Complex, McKenzie Facility, located on Seven Springs Road in Raymond.

Adults have the option to participate with or without a child/youth partner. Youth ages 17 and up will be considered an adult. The cost is $50 per adult or adult/first child pair, $10 second child and $5 per additional child.

This program encourages an intergenerational experience of creative learning and adventure, shared by adults and their grandchildren or any child ages 5-16, which focuses on best conservation practices. Most camp activities are inside; however, there will be outside activities as well, but with access to near-by air-conditioning if needed.

For more information and to request a registration form, contact Coordinator Melody Field, Hinds Community College Creative Learning Fifty-Plus, at 601.857.3773 or mfield@hindscc.edu; Fifty-Plus Chair Pat Martz, 601.842.7629 or Co-Chair Tommie Winters, 601.946.4054/601.954.5194.

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    Cathy Hayden is a 30-year career journalist with a bachelor's degree in journalism and English from the University of Mississippi and a master of theological studies from Spring Hill College in Mobile. Hayden, who covered education at The Clarion-Ledger for 17 years, came to Hinds Community College in January 2007.

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