Catching fireflies and looking for lizards are standard summer activities for kids. Ecology Camp: The Wild Wonders of your own Backyard, hosted by Science-U, gave students in grades four-seven a chance to learn more about those wonders. Campers spent a week traveling to local wildlife locations within Centre County to study species, hike through the woods and meadows, search for salamanders, turtles and other insects, birds, fish, and animal species.
The campers learned about the connection that local fluora and fauna have with energy consumption and the footprint we leave behind. Each day a "creature feature" and other opportunities to discuss and study note guides and connect concepts regarding ecology were on the students' to-do lists.
The camp ran from July 15 - 19. Fees and registrations for future camps are available on the Science-U site. Other opportunities for students include: Busted! Myth meets Science; H2-Uh, Oh!; Science Leadership: The Elements of Innovation, and much more.