E-Corps sponsoring a NatSci Club

E-Corps started sponsoring a Middle School Natural Science Club at the middle school where I teach.We have 41 members and plan to do great things! The members are participating in our WildNatureNews.org intiative.

In March we are going to Queens University of Charlotte for a day on campus, touring, eating in the cafe, and dissecting a planarian. Please help all our members go by donating https://www.gofundme.com/ms-student-campus-tour-science-lab  The goal is to offer reduced prices &/or scholarships for transportation, food and supplies.

This past month we created recycled bird feeders and presented them to our neighbors at Myrtle Terrace.  See photos below

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Camp Press Release

For Immediate Release February 23, 2015

High school students create NatSci Camp at Queens University of Charlotte, NC.

Local high school students create innovative 2015 summer camp on Queens University of Charlotte campus, these natural leaders are founders of the non profit E-Corps.  E-Corps believes there is a restorative power in nature, that replenishes our spirit, renews our bond with the great outdoors and causes us to come alive. These exceptional teens have spent the last summers diligently helping youth connect to nature and after a year of preparation have a new creation.

Is this the camp for your child? Are you concerned your child is suffering from what Richard Louv coined “Nature Deficit Disorder”?  Does your child feel science is a foreign element not an integral part of nature, the environment or life? Is your child detached from the natural environment set on viewing it via a screen?   Do you fear the skills of observation, imagination, and wonder are suppressed by commercialism?

The only cure is to shift the nature perspective, as the sustaining element of life with all scientific vastness and infinite wonders. This camp begins the journey to critical thinking, with STE(A)M* correlations and imaginative fun in nature.

Our NatSci Basic Training summer day camps adhere to the E-Corps mission and curriculum objectives.  E-Corps camp staff strives to make out of school time learning fun, engaging and a rewarding experience for each camper.  We respect and value the opportunity to share our love of science and nature to dispel fears and inspire curiosity.

General Information:

Times 8am – 4:30pm daily as weekly sessions for ages 8 – 13 years. Extended day is available.

July 13 – 17 Natural Arts is our CREATIVE visual, dramatic, music which will exhibit natural in understand and appreciating nature creative side and interest in nature.  Culminating in an artistic journey finale skit.

July 20 – 24 Green Machine Engineering (click here for more information) Design and build your original ideas using eco-friendly techniques using repurposed materials. Yurt – of bamboo, aquaponics and alternative energy items.

August 3 – 7 Lawson Virtual (GIS) Voyage to the Carolinas, construct a spatial illustration of the Journey across the Carolinas. Mapping, GIS introduction, geocaching.

This camp is managed by E-Corps Expeditions crew of environmental educators and natural leaders.  For more information and to register please visit https://e-corps.org/camps-natsci-bt/


(*= science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics)  NatScinewsRelease150223