Registration is under way for Connecticut Audubon Society's summer camps at the Audubon Center on Burr Street.

Camps focused on outdoor exploration and hands-on learning are offered in one-week sessions over an eight-week period from June to August learning, the society said.

Full- and half-day sessions are offered for children ages 5 to 12, Half-day sessions are offered for preschoolers ages 3 to 5.

Plans call for campers to participate in activities such as daily nature walks in the sanctuary, up close interaction with animals and investigation of various nature-themed topics, the society said in a news release. Studies include fresh water ecology, wildlife biology, entomology and conservation.

Campers will investigate ponds, meadows, forests and streams using tools such as binoculars, insect nets and dip nets and more, the society said. Among the programs planned are "Dirt, Worms, and other Ickys," "Fantastic Flyers," "Swamp Tromp" and "Wilderness Skills."

Science lab camps for ages 10 to 14 have been added this year.

The camp is led by teacher-naturalists and college-educated men and women who have experience in education and/or science, the society said. They are supported by counselors and junior volunteers.

The camp has two fee scales, one for Connecticut Audubon Society members and another for non-members.

For more information call 203-259-6305. To download a camp brochure or to register, visit