Each day this week campers explored new fields of science and how they relate to our South Platte River through experiments, lessons, crafts, games, and so much more.
On Monday we were all introduced to Chompers and his SPREE Force. His right-clawed-man Crusher helped teach us about Hydrology, the study of water! We learned about what happens to our environment when it rains, and got to go critter crawling in the South Platte River where the precipitation ends up. At the end of the day we all worked together to defeat the Trash Monster by picking up trash in our game Storm Drain Tag!
On Tuesday, although rainy, we still got to get in some ROCKING Geology crafts. With the help of Roxy the Raccoon and Earth Dude, some more of Chomper's friends, we learned about the importance of some rocks in the history of Colorado. We found, named, and painted our rock best friends then had bunches of fun in our free time when it wasn’t raining.
On Wednesday, with our head in the clouds we all learned about flying animals and the study of weather. Our Meteorology and Ornithology experts then headed to critter crawl to identify any clouds, birds, or other critters we could find. After a quick snowstorm in the morning campers were all able to identify the clouds then warm up and play outside all afternoon.
On Thursday, this Field Day we became Biologists and leveled up our knowledge of mountain lions, eagles, t-rexs, bats, bears, and beavers to name a few. All together the campers were able to stretch out to the height of a T-Rex! And by the afternoon we caught a record number of crawdads for the week.
On Friday, for our last day of camp we called on H2O Joe and his fish friend Flo to help us become Botanists. We created plant seed bombs to help more of Colorado’s native plants take root as well as guides to identify them. Then, on our nature hike we were then able to use the guides to identify some plants that already live in Johnson Habitat Park. Lastly, at graduation we all came together to talk about what an awesome week of camp we had and recap all the scientists that we can become.