Here at SPREE, we are always mad for macros… but only once a year do we get to spend a week completely focused on them!
What is a macro? Macro is short for macroinvertebrate, and macroinvertebrates are small animals that are still big enough to see with your eyes but do not possess a backbone or spine. If your child has come to previous weeks of camp this summer, you’ll know we look for macroinvertebrates each day during “critter crawl”. But this week, we were focused on the macros that live both in our River and on land!
Another successful week of SPREE camp in the books! This week, our theme was Nocturnal Nature, and we focused on Colorado animals that live a crepuscular or nocturnal lifestyle. We were lucky enough to have some special nocturnal animal guests teach us this week too!
Welcome Special Agents to another fun summer of SPREE Camp!
What is a Special Agent? That is what our first week of summer camp was all about! A special agent is someone who dedicates time to helping our South Platte River and the environment it creates and supports. This week of camp, our campers learned about Special Agents through action!
On Monday, the mission left by Chompers, our beaver boss, was to get to know each camper through a name game. The mission was also for each camper to get to know themselves better and tap into their special agent persona. Each camper came up with a special agent name they could be called when engaging in special agent actions! We wrapped up our Monday with a critter crawl- our favorite activity at SPREE! Campers get into the South Platte River to catch the small macroinvertebrates that live along its bottom.