Eco-Heritage Camp: Journey to Freedom on the Pasquotank

ELIZABETH CITY, NC June 9, 2014 – Students in Middle School and the 4th and 5th grade, join ARIES (Applied Research in Environmental Sciences NonProfit, Inc.) for a camp of PLAY, CREATIVITY, DISCOVERY, NATURE, and HERITAGE scheduled for July 7 through 11, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. until Noon. The Eco-heritage Play is from conception to performance, that is, shadow puppets, scenery, scripting, story boards, lighting, sounds, movement, music, local history and ecology investigations. The Eco-Heritage Camp hosts include: Arts of the Albemarle, Dismal Swamp State Park, Museum of the Albemarle, and Port Discover.

Museum of the Albemarle - History Happens Here

Create shadow puppets and a play by discovering fascinating stories and characters from old newspaper advertisements about runaways’ journeys through waterways, wetlands and swamps of the Pasquotank River. Learn about the stories’ settings among the local flora and fauna of the first river in the country designated as part of the NPS Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. During this series of camp workshops, experience all the excitement of bringing a play to life such as scripting, story boards, scenery, lighting, sound, movement, music, and flora or fauna puppetry characters who tell the story.


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