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Children explore the outdoors through Nature Reach camp

June 30, 2011 12:00AM

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Camp participants try to identify butterflies at last year's Nature Reach camp through a catch-and-release exercise.

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We're trying to make being outdoors a positive experience in order to jump-start their interest in nature. "
~ Delia Lister, Nature Reach director
nature explorers will have a chance to discover the wonders of the outdoors the week of July 12th through PSU's second Nature Reach Summer Day Camp.

Presented by PSU's Nature Reach program as well as the Sperry Galligar Audubon Society, the camp welcomes second graders from across the area to spend mornings at the Nature Reserve learning about everything from insects to reptiles, and viewing them in their natural habitat.

"We're finding that schools are not able to focus as much on being outdoors and learning about these things," said Delia Lister, director of Nature Reach. "We're trying to make being outdoors a positive experience in order to jump-start their interest in nature."

The camp, which runs in the mornings from July 12-16, offers a different agenda each day. On Monday, students will learn about birds; on Tuesday, plants and recycling; Wednesday, insects; Thursday, mammals; and Friday, reptiles and amphibians. The week's activities include taking walks, collecting samples, identifying discoveries, as well as a parent open house on Friday.

The Nature Reserve is located a few miles southwest of Pittsburg at 1053 S. 180th Road. For more information on the camp, contact Lister at 620-235-4727.

 ---Pitt State---

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