Adventure Camp

by Courtney Wheaton on June 21, 2013 at 6:42 am

Local students got a chance to have an interactive experience with wild life Friday.

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District had their 14th annual Camp Adventure this year.The camp gave students a chance to learn about what animals Ohio has to offer and what they can look out for when exploring on their own.

"One of the animals that are really common here that people don’t think are common are flying squirrels. Flying squirrels are extremely common in Ohio, but we just don’t see them all the time because they are nocturnal, " said Education Wildlife Specialist, Nicole Hafer.

The theme of the camp this year was "Go Wild" and the kids were introduced to five animal stations including insects, birds of prey and reptiles.

" This is a Bearded Dragon and they are native to Australia so they’re not from this area obviously and we keep some animals at the Soil and Water Office for education and classrooms," said Hafer.

The camp had over 75 participants and cost $ 10 for each student. The fourth, fifth, and sixth graders received lunch, a shirt and water bottle to remember their day at camp.