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Camp KEEP provides instruction for students during school closures

Posted at 8:12 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 11:12:06-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Camp KEEP naturalists provide video science lessons, fun activities during physical school closures.

The impact of school closures in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus has kept many students indoors and unable to explore nature. As a result, naturalists at the Kern Environmental Education Program (Camp KEEP) are developing digital content that delivers videos directly to students, supports teachers with their curriculum development, and brings the outdoors inside during these challenging times.

New video content is being added every weekday at and features science lessons, songs, stories, and nature activities.

“It breaks our hearts that so many students are missing out on the in-person KEEP experience that they looked forward to,” said Elizabeth Roberts, Program Supervisor at KEEP Ocean. “We’ve been working really hard to stay relevant, support learning and bring some KEEP magic into peoples’ lives from afar.”