Get your feet wet and hands dirty exploring rivers from sandy banks to tangled plants. Invent ways to build rafts, dams, bridges and roads to help aquatic life.
Thursday Field Trip:
5-7 Yr Olds: Crystal Lake Sports Park
8+ Yr Old Option: Spirit River Journeys Willamette River Rafting from Crystal Lake Sports Park to Hyak Park
Monday: River Investigation
Explore river geology!
Create cork fish art
Run our salmon life cycle obstacle course
Play in the stream tables
Tuesday: Riffles, Current and Waterfalls
Play Plant Bingo
What does riparian mean?
Make tree cookie rafts and secchi disks
Natural vs manmade dams
Discover the power of hydroelectric power
Invertebrate netting in the river
Build a mini wood raft
Thursday: Pools, Islands and Wetlands
Field Trip:5-7yrs – Drop off & Pick up: Crystal Lake Sports Park
8-14yrs – Rafting down the Willamette River with Free River Journeys. Raft charge $40
Parents drop off at Crystal Lake Boat Dock at 9:00 a.m. and pick up at Hyack Park at 4:00 p.m
Water quality testing
Track mammals through the mud
Make your own duct tape fish propeller
Friday: River Float and Walk
The Mary’s is a slow moving flow in the summer which allows us to use small rafts and stay in a close group as we float, row or walk parts of the river.
Create a sponge boat or beaver!
Slack-line over the river!
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