The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Lyon Arboretum welcomed energetic kids to its summer nature camps with new COVID-19 guidelines to keep the little campers safe and healthy.
Both sessions from June 22–26, and July 6–10, were limited to 10 participants and all spots were filled by early June.
“The goal that always drives our education program is for children to gain a greater appreciation and understanding of plants and nature,” said Raedelle Van Fossen, Lyon Arboretum Education Manager. “In particular, we want the children to really start to notice plants in a way that they may not have done so before. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought that the children would just need to spend time with peers and be outdoors. We wanted to provide that opportunity for them.”