Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a three-day camp, Smokies Summer Science Investigations, for youth entering 6th – 9th grade this fall.
Youth will explore the Smokies while helping collect research data on crayfish and salamanders. They will also assist with service projects such as controlling exotic plants. While designed with summer fun in mind, campers will learn about how park rangers use science and technology in their daily jobs.
The camp runs from July 1-3 and meets each day at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee. The program is taught by National Park Service education rangers and will run each day from 9a.m. – 3p.m. There is no charge for the program but pre-registration is required.
Info: Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center at (828) 926-6251.