Utilizing a variety of tests, students will analyze a water sample from Lake Stampfer. Upon completing the tests, students will discuss their results in small groups and explore their meaning.
We all live downstream. Utilizing the community model and acting out the story being read, students discover how their actions affect their water supply. The ground water filtration model will help them understand the importance of healthy habits.
Students help determine the water quality of Lake Stampfer, based on the indicator species found in the lake. Using small nets, hand lenses, and petri dishes, students have fun making observations with this activity.
Students work in small groups to perform scientific tests on different soil samples found throughout camp. Students will make observations based on their results and small groups will discuss the importance of the presence of these characteristics in soil.
Plant and Tree Identification
Students will learn basic plant and tree identification characteristics. They will work to identify plants and trees native to the Pacific Northwest. Students will discuss invasive plants and trees and how they affect our ecosystems.
Students spend time in the forest, with hands on activities, to determine which forest space indicates a healthier ecosystem based on the evidence of the nutrient cycle at work.
Hands-on activity giving students the opportunity to examine wildlife native to Washington state. Students will be able to touch and record observations of animal pelts, antlers, skulls, tracks, and scat.
After learning the basics of track identification and how to observe tracks, students will be able to make a plaster casting of a track impression. Successful completion of this activity provides students with a souvenir to take home.
Students learn the basics of bird watching with the opportunity to observe birds in the wild through binoculars. This activity includes touching bird bio facts and listening to recorded bird calls. Discussion is included to explore the importance of birds as indicator species.
Shakespeare in the woods! Student use their imagination to tell stories and express themselves. With guided questions, students spend time being inspired by the natural beauty and get the scoop on techniques that writers use to captivate readers. In the woods, the pencil is mightier than the keyboard!