2015 Summer Environmental Science Camp

The 2015 camp was held July 27 through July 31. The camp incorporated numerous field trips, classroom presentations and activities with an emphasis on water, soils, forestry, and the environment. The students:

  • Visited Finch Park for watershed identification
  • Studied about long leaf pines and participated in ecosystem exploration at Weymouth Woods
  • Toured Town Creek Indian Mounds Cultural Impacts
  • Studied water quality, macro-invertebrates, and stream assessment and comparisons at Deep River
  • Viewed best management practices at Red Acres Dairy Farm
  • Traveled to Mountain Island State Educational Forest where the students learned about forest management practices, tree identification and tree measurements
  • Visited the Dig-It Secrets of the Soil Exhibit at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh
  • Participated in stream walking activities. 

The camp provides insight into a variety of environmental science issues for students to help prepare them for the Envirothon Competitions.