Our SPREE Scientists week at camp was a blast! Kids loved exploring a new kind of science every day and making inventions, doing experiments, and doing some engineering! And getting in the creek and River every day of course!
Monday was all about weather and meteorology. Campers learned to identify clouds, and did experments with rain water and sunlight.
Tuesday was about engineering. We had a guest electrical engineer who told us about his job working on solar and wind farms. We invented and built "puff-mobiles" out of only a few supplies and life saver wheels. We also made "wigglebots," robots that can draw!
Wednesday we focused on hydro engineering. We built water wheels, invented trash removal devices for the river, did water experiments, and even got to see a storm drain cleaning vacuum truck in action!
On Thursday we all became geologists and learned more about the earth and rocks. We reenacted the rock cycle, made "quicksand," took soil samples, and even made our own fossils!
Friday was our field day where we became ecologists and entomologists. We hiked along the river trails and observed plants, insects, and other animals that live in and near the water. When we got to the park, we collected more insects with sweep nets and looked for more clues of other animals living in the park. Once we had all the information we needed, we were able to create a food web connecting all of the living things in the park and got to see how they are all connected!