Root River Voyagers begin exploring Thursday
The Root River Voyagers Environmental Education Program convenes Thursday, July 12, and continues once a week through Aug. 30. Held at the Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC), the classes will allow children 7 to 12 years of age to make exploring the Root River part of their summer fun.
Every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m., students will examine a different aspect of the Root River and its environs. This week it's "Ecosystem Expeditions" with Voyagers exploring the trash and treasures of different communities to discover their similarities and differences. Using keys, information sheets, and hands-on exploration, participants analyze data using actual items from different ecosystems to draw conclusions.
During weeks two through eight, Root River Voyagers explore
- Why Water Matters (July 19)
- Land Ho! (July 26)
- Why Energy is a Natural (Aug. 2)
- Adapting is a Way of Life (Aug. 9)
- Get the Itch for Insects (Aug. 16)
- Who Done It? Solving Crimes in Nature (Aug. 23)
- Root River Voyagers Get Cool for School (Aug. 30)
Complete descriptions of the weekly program are available online.Prospective Voyagers can sign up at the REC, located at 1301 W. 6th St. in
Racine, or call 262-815-4200for details during operating hours.This program is funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board.