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Wild Wednesday Day Camp for 3rd Graders | July 24 (Columbus)

Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center 1685 CR35N Columbus, AR 71831

July 24, 2019 at 9 a.m. – July 24, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Wild Wednesday Day Camp | July 24

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June 26: Wild About the Water
Campers will learn about water safety, personal flotation devices, and how to operate a canoe. Then we will collect macroinvertebrates, and go on a canoe tour of the lake.

  • Bring your own life jacket if you have one, or borrow one of ours.
  • Parents must complete an application,
  • Please send sack lunch and water bottle, and a hat/ball cap.
  • Parents should apply sunscreen and bug spray to their children.
  • Children must be entering third grade next fall or older to participate.

July 10: Wild About Wildflowers
Wild Wednesday Day Camp on July 10th will be Wild About Wildflowers. We are also wild about survival and conservation! Learn about the fascinating plants of the prairie, their benefits for humans, and their role in a healthy blackland habitat.

Before we take off on our 8 mile wagon tour, each camper will create a lapbook outlining some of the common flowers, birds, and butterflies of Arkansas’ blackland prairie.

The wagon tour will last from 11:30 to 1:45 and will give plenty of opportunity to view and document the species outlined in the lapbooks.

We will collect edible plants to prepare a natural snack, practice some fun survival techniques, and make a butterfly craft.

  • Please send sack lunch and water bottle, and a hat/ball cap.
  • Parents must complete an application.
  • Parents should apply sunscreen and bug spray to their children.
  • Children must be entering third grade next fall or older to participate.

July 24: Wild About Fish
Wild Wednesday Day Camp on July 24th is Wild About Fish. Campers will go fishing in the education pond. They can bring their own pole, or use the ones available on-site. We will provide bait and tackle.

Fish dissection will teach us about fish bodies, how they interact with their environment, and how they find their food.

Each child will make a lapbook full of information about common sportfish in Arkansas and how to identify them.

  • Please send sack lunch and water bottle.
  • Parents must complete an application.
  • Parents should apply sunscreen and bug spray to their children.
  • Children must be entering third grade next fall or older to participate.

This is a free program; however, registration is required by our facility staff for planning purposes. To register or for more information, call 870-983-2790.

There is no fee for this program thanks to your support of the 1/8 Cent Conservation Sales Tax.