Ruskin- Camp Bayou's Holiday Open House will be held Saturday, December 6 from 9am-2pm.
Recently added to the schedule is a 'Nature Writers' Workshop', led by Diane Alvarez, PhD. The Workshop will start at 10am in the Classroom. Bring your imagination, love of nature and a short piece you've written to share with the group. Seating is limited to 20.
Our semi-annual Open Houses are a great way to see a sample of all the exhibits and activities- new and established. Admission to the Open House is free but some activities charge a small fee as noted in the schedule below.
Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR 674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. Visit us on the web at www.campbayou.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-641-8545. Camp Bayou is a partnership between the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation.
6th Annual Holiday Open House, Saturday, Dec. 6, 9am-2pm
Schedule of Activities at Camp Bayou:
9- 11:30am: Wildlife Celebration
presented by the Crawford Art Studio from the South Shore Regional Library. Learn about some of our common birds and create a clay sculpture of your favorite! Led by Suzanne Prach. For all ages. Workshop held in Pavilion.
9am: Guided walking Tour 1- Wetland Walk with Naturalist Becki Stafford. Begins at Nature Center .
9:30am– 1:30pm: Highlight Cart Tours– 20 min tours on 7 passenger cart on the half hour. Meet at Visitor's Center
10am: Aquatic Explorations – Join our Naturalist, George Shambaugh, to net critters in the river. Meet at Pavilion.
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts." ~ Richard Feynman