Young Naturalists Learn Water Science And Conservation At Kids 4 Clean Water Camp

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Southeast is a land dominated by rivers, and a hotspot for aquatic biological diversity. Kids 4 Clean Water Camp offers students the unique opportunity to learn about the region’s waterways and explore the watersheds and aquatic life that surround the Chattanooga area.
 

Sponsored by Caribbean SEA and TenneSEA, sister organizations working to tackle clean water issues at the grassroots level in the Caribbean and the Tennessee Valley, this year’s Kids 4 Clean Water Camp will offer three sessions: June 3-7 and June 24-28 at the Mountain Arts Community Center on Signal Mountain and June 10-14 at Greenway Farm in Hixson.

The camp is for children ages eight to 12, and will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $100 per session. 

All three camp sessions will provide students with hands-on science and outdoor learning experiences related to watersheds and aquatic life. Activities at both locations will include creek explorations, educational sessions about clean water, hiking, water games and canoeing. Students will learn water-quality testing techniques and how to use a microscope to examine aquatic specimens. Throughout the week, campers will illustrate their own naturalist’s guide to an area creek: Shoal Creek on Signal Mountain or North Chickamauga Creek at Greenway Farm.
 
“Our goal with Kids 4 Clean Water Camp is to get kids outside learning about their sense of place and their environment,” said Mary Beth Sutton, an environmental scientist and educator who founded Caribbean SEA and TenneSEA over a decade ago.
 
Recent studies show that informal science learning is one of the most effective ways to teach science. Students who participate in informal science activities are more likely to have an above-average understanding of science and pursue science-related careers. Kids 4 Clean Water Camp is one way to engage students in the outdoors and science.
 

“We want campers to have a good time experiencing the outdoors and water,” said Jenni Veal, director of this year’s Kids 4 Clean Water Camp. “Most kids don’t get to explore creeks anymore, and we want to expose them to all the life that and fund that can be found in our area’s waterways.”

To learn more about Kids 4 Clean Water Camp and to register, visit http://www.caribbean-sea.org/ or contact Jenni Veal at jenni@caribbean-sea.org or 423 595-2845.

 



"Tennessee Uncharted" Receives ACI Award As Nation's Top Outdoor Television Series

“Tennessee Uncharted” the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s television program, has been named as the best outdoors television series in the country by the Association for Conservation Information, Inc. (ACI). “Tennessee Uncharted” made its debut in October, 2014. TWRA partners with Knoxville-based Designsensory and production company PopFizz to bring the weekly program to ... (click for more)

New TWRA Bird Conservation Coordinator To Present August Nature At Noontime Program

David Hanni, recently-appointed Bird Conservation coordinator for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, will present the August Nature at Noontime program. The program will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6, from noon-1 p.m. at the TWRA’s Region II Ray Bell Building located in the Ellington Agriculture Complex. Mr. Hanni joined the TWRA from Colorado where he had served as the ... (click for more)

Ruling States That City Of Cleveland Is Entitled To Liquor By The Drink Funds

The city of Cleveland is entitled to keep all funds collected since city voters approved “liquor by the drink” in the Nov. 5, 2002 election. Bradley County Schools sued the city for taxes owed based on the school board’s interpretation of state law. Cleveland City Schools will be allowed to keep its money. The city of Cleveland distributed the liquor by the drink tax to Cleveland ... (click for more)

Crash On Chattanooga Avenue Causes Power Outage

A single-car accident in Dalton damaged a power pole on Chattanooga Avenue in front of the Crown Mill Village apartments and has caused a power outage in the area.   Chattanooga Avenue was closed between Matilda Street and Judson Street while the Dalton Police Department investigated the crash and Dalton Utilities worked to replace the pole. The road was reopened later.  ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's Memorial Day - And Response

It is recorded in the Fourth Chapter of the Book of Joshua, that after the nation had crossed the River Jordan, Joshua would receive a divine commandment to choose 12 men from among the people and tell them to take 12 stones from the middle of the river.  Each man placed a stone on their shoulder which represented one of the tribes of Israel, and served as a memorial ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: They Still Love The ‘Lickers’

When Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fl.) introduced the 2015 version of the “Prevent All Soring Tactics” in Congress this week, he already had a bipartisan crowd of 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats as co-sponsors. That’s hardly amazing. Today there are over 280 organizations, associations, veterinary and animal advocates who vehemently support the legislation, because it is well documented, ... (click for more)