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Nature activities at Saltaire Day Camp

"We got a fish!" Seining is one of the campers' favorite activities in nature education at Saltaire Day Camp. This program has been going on for about 10 years here. Christina Tambini runs the program. During the school year she is a teacher in Bay Shore. She runs the program because she loves science, she thinks it's important, and it is a cool experience to teach and learn at the beach and bay in a "hands on" way.

Saltaire Day Camp brought nature education to the camp because it teaches kids about the environment here on Fire Island and the ecosystem in which the campers are living. Some of the activities we do here are seining, scavenger hunts, and making s'mores in solar ovens to teach about solar energy.

Kids' favorite activity is seining because they like to catch animals. Seining is where you catch animals such as crabs, fish, and shrimp. This program has taught campers who go there many interesting things!

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