AGE: Students entering 7th – 9th grades
DATES and TIME: 4:00 pm Tuesday, July 28 – Noon, Friday, July 31
Pollen thief, nectar robber or hero: are all insect visitors to flowers pollinators? Is the adage true that ‘Red sky at morning sailors take warning’? These are some of the questions that might come up during this residential, combined environmental science and sailing camp as we spend time on both land and water as budding field ecologists and adventure sailors. During the land lubber part of the camp we will open our eyes up to the world of plant/insect interactions that surround us by familiarizing ourselves with taxonomy and ecology of common plants and insects in order to investigate questions such as: what kinds of insects pollinate plants? what exactly is pollination anyway? and what does the wind have to do with it? We will also spend time on beautiful Lake West Okoboji with Okoboji Sailing Center instructors learning how or building upon our existing adventure sailing skills. The last night we will camp and cook out under the stars next to West Okoboji.
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory