Backyard Biology: Exploring Plants & Animals Around You

5 Weeks

Regular price $149.00

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  • Would you like to discover the hidden worlds of life around you, right in your neighborhood?
  • Course objectives:
    • Learn about social insects and local plant life
    • Improve your plant and animal identification skills
    • Learn how to do research and data gathering through citizen science projects
    • Discover how plants and animals are all connected in the living world  
  • Skills developed: Global awareness, research, collaboration, photography, plant and animal identification
  • By the end of class: Students will have created a map on the iNaturalist app, including all the local wildlife they've discovered.
  • Materials needed: Writing materials, access to a camera and the iNaturalist app, coloring materials, ruler, paper
  • About the class: Classes meet once a week for five weeks. Each class meeting will last 75 minutes.  Classes will have 1-6 students. 
  • Interested in learning more about animals? Sign up today for our "Animals: Near, Far, Past, & Present" 15-week program.

Ivy Camps USA

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a true global experience

Ivy Camps USA has active participants from over 30 countries and from every continent! Students enjoy a unique international English-immersion experience without having to travel to the US.

Our interactive online classes connect kids from different countries through creative projects and challenges. Kids gain invaluable experience working with different cultures to become true global citizens.


It has indeed been a fun camp and I have gotten endless hugs and thank you’s from the girls because of it. So - thank YOU and the Program Leads for the fantastic work!

Sara A., Mother from the UAE

He was jumping around in excitement and thanking me for this opportunity! I’m baffled because he is tough to please. He’s waiting eagerly for tomorrow!

Rawan W., Mother from Kuwait