Our parents spoke and we listened! IRWP's Watershed Summer Camp will be open to students ages 7 and up for all four weeks! Drop off will begin at 8:45 am and camps end at 4:00 pm. Please find below a detailed description for each week. Please visit this page to register.
Week 1: June 11 to 15
Week 2: June 25 to 29
Week 3: July 9 to 13
Week 4: July 23 to 27
Tentative schedule for ages 7 to 8:
Creating the water cycle in a jar
Creating new paper out of recycled paper
Habitat and Animals:
Designing an aquatic habitat
Creating a wormery
Collecting and learning to identify streambed critters (macroinvertebrates)
A field trip to a local farm will take place on Wednesday. Campers will visit local Osage Creek to collect streambed critters and learn about aquatic habitat (as well as play in the stream!). They'll also learn about local farming, as agriculture is an important land use in our watershed.
Each day, campers will create a poster specific to the concept of that day, with a poster contest on the last day. We'll will have a break at the end of each day to reflect and journal on what they have learned.
Tentative schedule for ages 9 and above:
Learn to follow the scientific method from beginning to end.
Campers will develop an experiment and then present their findings in a science fair format on the last day.
Campers will learn about wetland ecology and spend the day constructing a floating wetland to be used on the lake at IRWP's Watershed Sanctuary.
Ecological Assessment and Water Quality:
Campers will learn how to conduct habitat, aquatic biological, and water quality assessments.
Students will take two field trips:
1. Campers will travel to local Osage Creek to conduct assessment methods learned at IRWP's Watershed Sanctuary.
2. Campers will practice conservation stewardhip by participating in a creek clean-up.
We will have a guest speaker each day from local organizations that work on water quality in Northwest Arkansas.
Please feel free to contact Casey Rector, IRWP Program Manager, with any follow-up questions or for additional information. Casey can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you this summer!