|Tree factory rules|
"Every Tree for Itself" had campers scrambling for "resources" from their stationary position as trees within a forest. Our Tree Factory assigned campers position within a single tree. Each person had to do their own job as the leaves, heartwood, xylem, etc. to try and work as a team to create a functioning tree.
|Every tree for themselves!|
Tuesday was our trip to the arb! We brought our ecology bingo sheets along to keep us searching for all the abiotic and biotic factors in the forest ecosystem. We played lots of games and took in all the incredible flora and fauna the forest has to offer.
|Stamping our tracks!|
Wednesday was all about scat and tracks. Our tricky tracks activity had campers putting together a story from tracks left by animal at a river. Which tracks are older? Who made these tracks? What happened here? these are all important questions to people who live and work in areas with a lot of wildlife. We also made our own animal tracks artwork.
|What happened here?!|
|Oh no, erosion!|
|Hunting for macroinvertebrates|
|Trying our wild edibles!|
Our friend Nick showed up to teach us about animals he works with at a nature center as well as wild edibles we can find in the area. We were able to see and learn about different amphibians and reptiles found right here in Washtenaw county! We finished up our day with a craft. We used strips of paper to weave one of North America's most beloved symbols, a great northern loon.
|Trying out Bouncing Bet!|
|Barbecued meal worms. YUM!|