Children Learning About Nature

Camp Wildflower

Camp Wildflower, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Image courtesy of

This is Passport to Texas

This is called the Dino Creek. Or Dinosaur Creek…

The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center located in Austin is grooming the conservationists of tomorrow.

Camp Wildflower is showing and demonstrating to children how they can appreciate nature at any given moment.

Rosalie Kelley is Camp Director.

Studies have shown that children who have three positive experiences in nature will grow up as adults to want to be in nature, to appreciate nature and be better stewards of our environment.

Campers get their hands dirty learning about nature, from bugs and plants to streams and wildlife habitats.

I use the binoculars to look at stuff up close.

Six-year-old Lauren thinks the best thing about Camp Wildflower is having fun. She’s made a lot of friends, and oh yeah, she’s also learned how flowers are pollinated.

So a bee or a butterfly might come. Whenever it drinks the nectar it can get pollen all over it and then whenever it goes to another flower it brings more pollen.

The wonder and lasting impressions of nature.

To learn more about Camp Wildflower visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website at

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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