Camp TV: Composting at Home with Seneca Park Zoo's Annie Wheeler

Camp TV: Composting at Home with Seneca Park Zoo's Annie Wheeler

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Annie Wheeler, Lead Zoo Naturalist for Programs, talks about composting and shows how to make a DIY composter out of recycled materials!

Camp TV, the summer learning and exploration series that brings the day camp experience to children weekdays at 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV, will feature three segments with the Seneca Park Zoo. Produced by WXXI in collaboration with the Seneca Park Zoo and WXXI Education, these segments will air as part of the PBS series. Hosted by a head counselor, played by Broadway performer Zachary Noah Piser, Camp TV is geared to young viewers ages five to 10 years old. Piser guides campers through a variety of activities, exploring nature, math, science, the arts, movement, storytelling, writing, and more.

In the first Seneca Park Zoo segment, Annie Wheeler, Lead Zoo Naturalist for Programs, looks at how interacting with nature is a great way to test your senses. Take a Nature Walk with Annie airs Friday, August 13 at 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

In the second segment, Dave Will, Lead Zoo Naturalist for Citizen Science, shows you how to make a journal and observations. Make a Nature Journal with Dave airs Tuesday, August 17 at 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

In the third segment, Composting at Home, airing Friday, August 27 at 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV, Annie takes a look at decomposition and teaches how to make a recycled composter. To learn more and view the segments online, visit: WXXI.org/education/camp-tv.

Camp TV is a production of The WNET Group. The program is distributed nationally by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). Sandra Sheppard is executive producer. Melinda Toporoff is series producer and writer. Kevin Di Salvo is coordinating producer. Maria Stoian is producer. Major funding for Camp TV is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding is provided by The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund and the Pine Tree Foundation of New York.

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