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Do you know what types of birds fly around Altos de Chavón and how many there are? Well, we’ll know soon enough, because American ornithologist, Kate Wallace who has been a resident of the Dominican Republic for many years, is going to take part in the Altos de Chavón summer camp.
On Tuesday July 16th, Kate will visit the Altos de Chavón Summer Camp and lead the campers around Altos de Chavón, helping them to identify all the birds seen in the Altos de Chavón area.
Kate Wallace, came to the country as a Peace Corps volunteer and her fondness for birds motivated her to stay in Bahoruco mountains, located in the South of the country, 19 years ago!
She has written extensively about Dominican birds and has given talks about them in many parts of the country. One of her most recent talks took place on May 9th at the hotel Dominicus Palace in Bayahíbe, following which she led a bird-walk around the Guaraguao protection center located in the Parque Nacional del Este (National Park of the East).
Extended camp schedule!
The Altos de Chavón Regional Museum of Archaeology has just announced that they have extended the summer camp “Archaeology, Exploration Adventure” schedule which will be held from the 8th to 19th of July. Camp sessions will now run Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 1:00pm (see below the flyer with more information on the camp). – See more at: https://casadecampoliving.com/2013/07/bird-expert-kate-wallace-to-take-part-in-the-altos-de-chavon-summer-camp/#sthash.a0wvKh7b.dpuf
This camp focuses on learning through doing. It will explore themes of pre-Columbian archeology and art, with dynamic games and workshops that lead to exploration, communication and social interaction amongst the children. Click to read more about the camp.
Archaeology, Exploration & Adventure Summer Camp 2013
Organised by: The Altos de Chavón Regional Museum of Archeology
When: 8th – 19th of July
Timetable: Monday – Friday, 9am – 12pm
Age group: 5 – 10 years
Price: US$150 for the full 2 weeks or US$15 per session