Deering Estate offers a one-day summer camp. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $38. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
ELMO GOES GREEN
Sesame Street Live comes to town, featuring Elmo and friends on a journey to find a new home for Elmo's sunflower in "Elmo's Green Thumb." Times vary. Ends June 13. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $12-$65. Details: (786) 777-1250 or www.sesamestreetlive.com.
Junior chefs can learn about proper kitchen safety and table manners, make soft pretzels and take home a chef's sets at this Super Duper Mini Chefs event. 2-4 p.m. Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave., Doral. Free. Details: (305) 593-1775 or www.simon.com.
Manny Alonso reads rhymes and shows pictures from his book "Lulu Plays Pretend." 3 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
City of Miami Parks' is offering summer camps at 27 parks. Activities include swimming lessons, field trips, sports, a talent show and an end-of-summer picnic. Ends Aug. 13. $50 per week for City of Miami residents, $60 per week for non-residents, plus a $10 registration fee. Details: (305) 416-1300 or www.miamigov.com/parks.
SUMMER BY THE SEA
At Biscayne Nature Center's "Summer By the Sea," campers can join a marine biologists in hands-on marine explorations like a sea grass adventure, learning how to rescue a stranded dolphin and dissecting squid. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Session one ends June 25. Session two June 28-July 9. Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $250-$295 per week. Details: (305) 361-6767 ext. 119 or email@example.com or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.
ON THE WATER
Campers can spend their summer sailing, kayaking and windsurfing at Shake-A-Leg Miami's Watersports Camp, open to children 8-14. Ends Aug. 20. Shake-A-Leg Miami, 2620 S Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove. $500 per two-week session. Details: (305) 858-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.shakealegmiami.org/summercamp2010.