“Freshwater Friends” Eco Camp Sessions a Success.

Three of our four 2017 Freshwater Friends Eco Camps are in the books. Our campers have ventured on field trips, eaten straight from the garden, and learned a bit about our environment.

Here’s a small glimpse of the adventures our Freshwater Friends have had over the last few months:

1st-2nd Grade – Loons (June 12-16)

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The trip to Serenity Now Alpaca Farm had mixed feelings.

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Dave W. introduced the neat idea of hydroponics.

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There was even time for swimming at Sand Lake.

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Nora showed off the fish at the Crosslake Dam.

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Nora lead the campers in exercises!

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Norah shows off her smiley face bagel.

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Paper making was fun for all.

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The campers loved the strawberry trellace.

 

3rd-4th Grade – Trout (June 26-30)

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Playing outside every day.

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Campers even made their own cork boats. Races were encouraged.

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We suggested a balanced lunch every day.

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Eco Campers learned all about nature at the Crosslake Dam.

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Kayaking and swimming.

 

5th-6th Grade – Dragonflies (July 10-14)

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Outdoor play of all kinds was included.

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Wading into the bog at Deep Portage to learn about ecosystems.

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Learning about water ecosystems on the Deep Portage Bog Walk.

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One big happy crew!

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Geocaching brought campers all over campus.

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More Geocaching.

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Taking a rest along the fish wall.

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Campers exploring the living roof above the Mani Shop on campus.

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Nora helping a camper find a creature from the bog.

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Check out her homemade fishing system. Seems to work!

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Swimming at Sand Lake was one way to beat the heat.

 

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