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PROGRAMS

SUMMER 2022 FAMILY EXPERIENCES

SUMMER 2022 FAMILY EXPERIENCES OVERVIEW

The Community Academy has an educational philosophy that enables young people to be curious inquirers into their natural and social surroundings. Students are mindfully engaged community members working creatively and collaboratively to identify and solve problems. They think reflectively and are purposeful and effective communicators.

Our Summer 2022 Family Experiences will enable students and their families to experience nature and our community together.

  • All events are approximately 2 hours in length at a different location throughout Ames
  • All events are recommended for children ages 4 through 18
  • Parents/Guardians will be responsible for their children
  • COVID-19 safety measures will follow CDC guidelines

We will be expanding our extracurricular programming options during the school year – check back for more information.

Ioway Creek

Explore a Local River

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

$10/Family

EXPERIENCES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Exploring Iowa Creek using a variety of nets and other equipment
  • Identifying critters living in the creek
  • Testing and discussing the water quality
The Baker Subdivision

Explore a Pond and Work to Make it Better

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

$10/Family

EXPERIENCES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Explore a neighborhood retention pond with a variety of nets and other equipment
  • Discuss the reason the pond was included within the neighborhood’s plan
  • Help manage the pond to ensure it is healthy for wildlife
Moore Memorial Park 

BUILD A FIRE AND COOK SOMETHING

Monday, August 1, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

$10/Family

EXPERIENCES MAY INCLUDE:

  • How to find materials to make a fire
  • Learning about the needs of a fire
  • Starting a fire
  • Cooking something on the fire that you’ll eat