by Melissa Pepper, ENC Communications Intern
The day began with a meet and greet and games with the LIT as campers were welcomed in. As a group they decided on rules such as respecting nature, participating and paying attention. This session’s topic of Tidepools was introduced as the campers willingly learned and shared their knowledge.
Climbing aboard the canoes, campers adventured out in the Back Bay to a nearby shore. There, like real scientists, mock studies were conducted to measure the tide as they also learned about different creatures and levels of a tidepool.
A visit to the touch tank was made after lunch where campers had the opportunity to observe and feel live species from tidepools. The day concluded with collecting specimen samples in the pipettes to examine under individual microscopes.
The campers did a great job participating, learning and helping to pick up trash, leaving the environment better than they found it. They are excited about returning tomorrow for their crystal art projects they left overnight and for the rest of the week for more adventures and Tidepool Discovery.
Science Explorer Camps occur each week until August 16th and are available to campers aged 9-11. Registration for sessions can be found at http://encenter.org/camps/science-explorers-camp/