Indian Springs Metropark Day Camp Inspires the Scientists of Tomorrow
The following is a release from Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
Who are the scientists of the future? They are our youth of today, and Indian Springs Metropark is looking to inspire these future great minds by offering a day camp centered on science and its practical applications. In partnership with Lake Superior State University (LSSU), the park will be presenting “Water Quality CSI” Day Camp, a three-day camp taking place Monday, June 20 through Wednesday, June 22, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Environmental Discovery Center.
Teens entering grades 9-12 will dive into the world of water analysis and become a guest-researcher, searching for what threats may be lurking in our natural waters. Students will sample for metals, bacteria and natural contaminants, as well as conduct onsite DNA testing, right alongside professional researchers from LSSU. In addition, participants will learn how to interpret the results they find and share what they discover with others.
Kids will need to bring a sack lunch each day, bug spray and sunscreen, as well as dress accordingly for the weather (including rain poncho, sun hat or sweatshirt, hiking boots or supportive shoes) as they will be working outside.
If your child has ever considered a career in science, or just loves the thrill of discovery, this is an experience he/she can’t afford to miss. There is a fee of $110 per child, and pre-registration is required. For additional information or to register, please contact the Environmental Discovery Center at 800-477-3192 or 248-625-7280. Enroll your child today and open a world of possibilities for the future!