New Jersey Audubon

By Nayla Paige

The New Jersey Audubon Society came to visit LifeCamp on Tuesday and took the campers on a nature walk down to the river. We used binoculars to explore and learn about the local wild life around camp.

Christine Whorton, who is in charge of urban outreach in the education departmentsaid that she loves to be outdoors in nature and sharing her information on nature with others. She also says that she loves the great people she gets to interact with when she comes to LifeCamp.

The New Jersey Audubon Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1897. They help raise environmental awareness and they help protect birds, mammals, plants and endangered species. They also help promote the preservation of some of New Jersey's natural habitats. The organization is based in Bernardsville, NJ. They help others learn about the environment through programs like the one they teach at LifeCamp.

When I went on the nature walk, we discovered and learned about a lot of creatures! One of our campers caught a big crayfish and held it. It was really cool to see some of the creatures that live in our river and learn a lot of cool things about them.

Here are some more photos from the trip to the river!