During this week of SPREE Summer Camp, the kids had a blast becoming different types of scientists each day! On Monday, the campers were botanists. They learned about plant anatomy, investigated how different types of seeds travel, and planted some seeds of their own.
A flock of ornithologists packed camp on Tuesday! Campers investigated different types of bird beaks, made bird feeders, dissected owl pellets, and, met some birds brought by a fantastic guest speaker- Nature's Educators!
On Wednesday the campers became meteorologists and learned about many types of weather. We made mini rain and storm clouds while investigating how storms develop, identified different cloud types, and made some of our own weather- measuring and detecting tools. We wrapped up the day by learning about some extreme weather that can happen in Colorado- tornadoes and volcanoes!
On Thursday, campers were budding ecologists as we went on a field day to a nearby park and investigated the plants and animals there. We discovered how they all interact in a complex food web. We played games, caught critters in the creek, and went on a nature hike.
We rocked Friday by becoming geologists. We acted out the rock cycle- how rocks form and change over time (millions of years!). Campers learned to identify some Colorado rocks, and even got to find a "rock friend" to take home. Our week then wrapped up our week with a graduation ceremony.