Campers at SPREE’s Adventures Outside Holiday Camp enjoyed a beautiful January day learning about energy at Johnson-Habitat Park. Campers explored the camp building and park grounds on an energy scavenger hunt, learning about the many forms of energy around us. They then made paper cup rockets and launchers, decorating their rockets before using elastic energy to send them flying! Click here to make your own rocket.
We worked together to create our own board game full of energy-saving tips and consequences for wasting energy. Then we played together to see who could reach the finish line first. Campers also created their own energy-saving reminders for our SPREE Headquarters building, finding creative words and pictures to help remind everyone to turn lights off, unplug, and save energy.
Later in the day, we learned the pros and cons of different types of energy, from coal to wind power. We created sailboats and harnessed wind energy to sail them down at the river. We closed our activities with a "Wanted" poster for the Energy Leech. Our efforts at camp helped us defeat him, at least for now!
We still have spaces open for our upcoming spring holiday camps:
Monday, February 15th: Animal Mystery ($40)
Put on your detective hat and test your skills solving an animal mystery!
Monday, February 29th: Feathered Friends ($40)
Discover which birds live along the South Platte River!
March 28- April 1: Attack of the Mini-Beasts! ($200)
Explore the crazy world of creepy crawly critters during spring break camp!
Campers must be attending the full week of camp.
Monday, April 11: Mad about Macros ($40)
Get your feet wet and investigate the creatures that live in the South Platte River!
For more information: www.greenwayfoundation.org/holidaycamp
Check our summer camp page on February 1st for detailed summer camp information and registration links:
2016 EVENTS CALENDAR
The whole staff is excited for a brand new year for Greenway programs and events! Mark your calendars for all of these educational programs and outdoor events-- dates for fall programs will be released soon. If you have any questions about attending or volunteering at any 2106 program, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
ELIMINATING BARRIERS TO BEING OUTDOORS: 2016 WINTER GEAR DRIVE
Here at The Greenway Foundation, we are welcoming in the new year and wish you a great 2016! The SPREE Program is gearing up for another season of learning and fun with local students along the South Platte River. SPREE offers many unique opportunities for students to connect with the great outdoors right in the city, including our educational field trips during the school year. These hands-on experiences introduce students to the River through fun and engaging activities that teach science, history, and the importance of the River to the city and its residents.
Even as we enjoy teaching and learning throughout the seasons, we occasionally encounter school groups and students who do not have the proper gear to spend an afternoon outdoors this time of year, or in the late fall. To help eliminate this barrier for students, SPREE is collecting winter gear donations for students attending our school year programs. So if you have any of the items below, bring them in and help more students enjoy the great outdoors!
We are requesting the following items in children’s/youth sizes (for children ECE-5th grade):
Drop Off Times & Locations:
Tuesday, January 12th 2:30-5PM at The Greenway Foundation Office, 1855 S Pearl St, # 40, Denver, 80210
Friday, January 15th 10AM-1PM at Johnson Habitat Park, 610 S Jason St Denver, CO 80223
Visit our website to learn more about SPREE and supporting The Greenway Foundation as a Friend of Greenway.