Summer Campers Learn about Life underwater
In Week 6, campers at SPREE’s Adventures Outside Camps explored below the surface of the River. We started off the week learning about watersheds and the South Platte River's journey from the mountains to the ocean.
Then we looked at one of our favorite river critters- crawdads! We dressed up like a crawdad to learn about their anatomy and of course we caught some too!
Next, we looked more in depth at all of the macroinvertebrates in our river. We sorted macros based on their pollution tolerance and then moved on to learn about fish. We learned about fish anatomy and adaptations through dressing up like a greenback cutthroat trout.
Friday was a special day for campers at both the Cherry Creek Train and Johnson Habitat Park. Campers at the train took a fieldtrip to the Downtown Aquarium, a fun underwater world. Campers at Johnson Habitat Park hiked to Overland Pond Park where the staff at Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) taught us all about fish, how to be an ethical angler, and how to fish. We had fun casting our lines on this sunny summer day.
Hope the summer is going well for all. We’re looking forward to more fun in the weeks ahead!