On The Wing
June 24 @ 8:00 am - July 2 @ 5:00 pm MDT
Dates: June 24 – July 2, 2021
Location: Camp takes place at Highlands Camp in Allenspark, CO. Drop-off and pick-up take place at Highlands Camp in Allenspark, CO.
This camp is for teenagers who aspire to careers in natural resources. Based at a residential camp near Rocky Mountain National Park, campers will have the opportunity to design and conduct mini-research projects in the surrounding forests. Campers will work together to develop a hypothesis, collect scientific data, draw conclusions from their data, write technical scientific research papers and present their findings to a group of natural resource professionals. In addition, campers will take part in traditional camp activities and learn field journaling, field sketching, field guide and binocular use, bird and plant identification, and field biology. The cost of this camp includes all lodging and meals.
REGISTER HERE! (Registration closes at 11:59p on Monday May 10th)
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