Students have the opportunity to release salmon fry into Beaver Creek, a salmon spawning stream. Students will learn about the salmon life cycle and the importance of a healthy stream habitat. This is included during our springtime three and four day program only.
Students dissect a pellet to determine the owl’s diet. Students also listen to a recording of calls to identify specific types of owls and learn unique features that make them great predators of the night.
Take a step back in time to the late 1800’s and learn the life and history of a logger. Students can test their skills by using hand tools of an old time logger: crosscut saw, bark peeler, mallet, peavey and log lifter. Students are learn current practice used in forestry today.
This class combines the skills of animal tracking with pelt and skull identification. Students classify animals by size, shape and bone structure and examine skulls and pelts of animals native to the Pacific Northwest. Students learn how to identify animal tracks by size, shape, tail marking, position and claw marks. Students then make a plaster cast replica of an animal track to take home.
Students gain a basic understanding of the difference between rocks and minerals, that all rocks belong to one of the three rock families and how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks are found through a series of tasty activities.
In a visit to Beaver Creek (a salmon spawning stream) students investigate and identify aquatic invertebrates, determine the temperature, the amount of oxygen in the water and the pH of the stream. Consider taking this course with Fish Planting.
Through demonstrations students will understand how volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis are formed. They will also examine what is below the surface of earth by learning about plate tectonics and continental drifts.
On a guided hike, students identify up to 20 species of plants that are native to the Northwest. They discover how these plants are a vital part of the ecosystem and learn some of their traditional issues.
Students observe different types of wetland habitat at camp and learn how these ecosystems play a vital role in the lives of plants, animals and humans. If lucky, students may see one of our friends from our Beaver Lodge.
Come back to Beaver Creek, as the salmon do in the fall to explore the life cycle of our salmon. Discover how salmon have impacted life for centuries in the Pacific Northwest, including at Cedar Springs Camp.