UNDERGROUND INVESTIGATORS AT SPREE HOLIDAY CAMP
How fast can a mole dig? What creatures might we find under a dead log? The first fall camp for SPREE’s Adventures Outside program emphasized the world under our feet. Campers learned about burrowing animals, insects, and other critters and explored the South Platte River at Johnson Habitat Park.
On Monday, campers learned about animals that burrow. They dressed up like a mole and completed a blindfold obstacle course. They also became burrowing owls and worked in teams to attract food to their burrows. We even created our own tunnel and burrow system using recycled materials. Later, we explored the river to see what critters we could catch!
Tuesday was packed with fun as we uncovered insects and other underground animals in our sandbox and classified them. Campers worked together to create a ‘bookshelf burrow’ full of underground animals that they created. We spent more time catching crawdads in the river and closed our day with more crafts and fun outside.
To learn more about SPREE’s holiday camps during the school year, visit www.thegreenwayfoundation.org/holiday-camps.html