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Audubon Center summer camps help kids appreciate Mother Nature

This week about a dozen youngsters are attending the last of the Audubon Center's summer camps.  (Photo source: WLOX) This week about a dozen youngsters are attending the last of the Audubon Center's summer camps. (Photo source: WLOX)
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

School may be out for the summer, but the learning never stops at the Audubon Center in Moss Point. This week about a dozen youngsters are attending the last of the center's summer camps.

So far this year, about 250 children have been to the camps. While there, they explore nature, do arts and crafts. go birdwatching, catch fish, and even touch snakes.

Camp Director Erin Parker said the most important thing about the camp is getting the kids away from television and screens. They just connect with the great outdoors during the three days.

Camper Marshall Nelson said he really enjoys the camp because he's learned a lot about the different animals in the coast's unique ecosystem. This is the eighth year the Audubon Center has sponsored the summer camps.

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