Children entering grades 9-11 in Fall 2014
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, July 21, 22, & 23, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 24
Friday, July 25, pick up @ 6:00p.m.
Monday – Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
Tuesday – Morgan State Marine Lab at Jefferson Patterson Park
Wednesday – Flag Ponds Nature Park
Thursday - meets at Kings Landing Park for the trip to the Eastern Shore of MD
Friday – return to Kings Landing Park
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States, with more than 150 rivers and streams draining into it. The Bay though does not exist on it’s own, however, it too is a part of a much larger system - the Atlantic Ocean. This week, we will navigate the waters of this enormous interconnected system. We will study freshwater habitats and organisms that depend on them. Then examine the shallow water habitats of the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River. The week will culminate with an overnight trip to the Atlantic Ocean where we will explore the salt marsh and the ocean beach. Camp activities include water quality testing, plant and animal identification, and plankton study -- along with seining, dipnetting, stand up paddleboards and surfing.
Campers must be able to swim and be comfortable in the bay, river, and ocean to be a part of this camp.
(Maximum number of campers: 8)