Marsh Explorers will investigate the natural world. Each week long camp program is packed with fun experiments, individual projects and engaging science learning. Explore, discover and enjoy the "wow" of science in your own backyard. Campers need to bring a mid-afternoon snack.
Equipment and supplies are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Arcata Marsh. Download Marsh Bingo (PDF) to play with your own family at the Marsh.
Marsh Explorers Science Camp Dates/Themes for 2017
Week 1 June 19 - 23: Circle of Life: Campers investigate learn the plants and animals that live at the marsh and how these species are interconnected. We also explore the impacts of human interaction with the natural environment and learn principles of Leave No Trace.
Week 3 * July 3 - 7: Predator vs. Prey: Campers learn about predator and prey relations at the Arcata Marsh and how animals have adapted to capture prey or escape predators.
Week 5 July 17 - 21: Native Species and Non-Native Invaders: Campers uncover the complex relationship between native and non-native species of both plants and animals and explore how an ecosystem responds in the face of invasion.
Week 8 August 7 - 11: World of Water: Campers witness the scientific phenomena present in the Arcata Marsh waters. Discover the value that water has in balancing the ecosystem and understand the important role water has in our daily life. From the pond to the bay, there's plenty for campers to learn during the final week of Marsh Camp.
Day Camp Combo
Add Marsh Explorers Science Camp to Redwood Day Camp half-day mornings for a full day of fun. Sorry, transportation is not provided from Redwood Day Camp to the Arcata Marsh.