Saturday, July 17, 2010

Photos from last weeks Nature Day Camps

A special thanks to Katie and Morgan from the Nebraska 4-H Camping program for helping do just about anything and everything week. They are real pros at working with kids and just kept things moving along.

One of our goals was simple, send the kids home smelling like the Platte. Mission accomplished!

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Blake from the Raptor Recovery of Nebraska was on hand to show the kids about Raptors. As usual it was an awesome experience to see these regal birds up close and personal.

I'd also like to thank Jill Wicht from the Museum of Nebraska Art for coming out to do an art program. She had the kids imagine they were early explorers such as Lewis and Clark and record and name what they were seeing as if it was the first time you were able to explore the Platte.

Dan here . . .

Our first day camp is behind us, and what a week it was: Fishing, canoeing, butterfly netting, frog- and toad-catching and testing, astronomy, art, swimming in the river, and more. It was definitely four full days. If the kids had half as much fun as I did, it was a unqualified success!

I enthusiastically second Brad's thanks to Katie and Morgan for all their help with the camp. Watching them work with the kids was amazing. They made the whole experience much, much smoother than it otherwise would have been.

Jill's art activity was indeed a blast, and Blake's raptors were amazing as always. Tim Tunnell from the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program did a great job telling us about the Platte before we took a dip in the river to round out the camp.

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