Pratt Nature Center Sponsorship

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Recipients of the 2016 Pratt Center Sponsorship
Applications for the Pratt Nature Center Sponsorship are now closed and will reopen sometime in spring of 2017.

The purpose of the WEC scholarship is to provide experiences in the outdoors that foster a deeper understanding of our natural environment, its importance in our lives and the positive or negative impact our actions have on the natural environment. The WEC scholarship covers one week at day camp. The season starts June 13, 2016 and ends August 19, 2016. Scholarship recipients may select the week they wish to attend, subject to availability.

Pratt Nature Center Day Camp (PNCDC) is a co-ed program for children ages 4 and up who have an interest in the outdoors and the wonders of nature. The PNCDC’s goal is to teach children about our natural environment, which encompasses all living and non-living things that are naturally on Earth. PNCDC does this by involving the children in supervised hands-on activities in different programs in a safe, constructive and friendly atmosphere.

Pratt fills each camp day with hikes and activities related to the natural environment. Activities range from nature arts and crafts, predator-prey games and identifying animal tracks on hikes through the forests of Mt. Tom. The program staff are continually developing a range of exciting hands-on activities to interest children in the natural environment, whether they are attending for their first week or have attended camp before. All activities are age-appropriate, non-competitive and designed to encourage respect for oneself, for others and for the natural environment.

Who can apply: Open to 3rd through 5th graders at Washington Primary School

How to apply: Compose a letter to the Washington Environmental Council that includes your answers to the following two questions:

  • What do you now do in your daily life to care for and protect the natural environment?
  • Why do you think the time you spend at the PNCDC will be an important experience for you to have?

    Recipients for 2016 were:

    Alondra Artieda
    Cameron Goethner
    Zoey Hutchings
    Claire Kersten
    Lexi Thomas
    Peyton Thomas