Observe Science Outdoors at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve

Corpus Christi, Education, Front Page, Outdoors

The following is a public service announcement:

     Looking for the blockbuster event of the summer? Join the superheroes looking after our little corner of the galaxy. The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center is hosting the first O.S.O. Guardians summer youth program. Children ages 5-14 will Observe Science Outdoors throughout the 8-week program. These hands-on week-long programs will introduce participants to local species, environmental issues, and provide a safe and supervised opportunity to explore native habitats.

     This program runs June 13-August 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, with aftercare available at nearby Oso Recreation Center. Each week will also include an off-site field trip with partner organizations.

     ONLINE REGISTRATION will be available now until June 1, 2016, at www.ccparkandrec.com (click ‘Register Online’). The cost for each camp is $125 per camp per youth.

For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 826-PLAY (7520), email Sara Jose at SaraJ@cctexas.com, or visit www.osopreserve.com.

Thanks Texas Parks & Wildlife Department!

     We are excited to announce that we have been awarded a Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) grant from TPWD that will allow for scholarships during our summer O.S.O. Guardians program! The application will be available on our website for interested campers and guardians. These scholarships will include full tuition for a handful of students each week to attend the program.

After care is available until 4 p.m. each day at the nearby Oso Recreation Center, and transportation will be provided. This is free of charge to ALL students, even if they do not receive a scholarship. Please make sure to note this need in the appropriate registration question. Registration is available online.

Scholarship applications will be accepted by email to SaraJ@cctexas.com or at Corpus Christi City Hall, 1201 Leopard St., 3rd Floor, Parks & Recreation, CC, TX 78401.  Applications are due two weeks before each program begins.

Retired from education after serving 30 years (twenty-eight as an English teacher and two years as a new-teacher mentor), Shirley enjoys her life with family and friends while serving her community, church, and school in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the creator and managing editor of The Paper Trail, an online news/blog site that serves to offer new, in-depth, and insightful responses to the events of the day.

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