Science camp set for

By Nikki Blankenship -

The CSI: Shawnee Science Camp is fast approaching, and registration is now open. The camp is an innovative camp designed for students in grades fifth through eighth. It includes a two day and two night stay at the Boy Scout’s Camp Oyo. During the camp, students will learn about a variety of topics relating to conservation and environmental science. In addition to learning more about the world around them, they will also learn about careers in the natural resources field. The camp includes various excursions into Shawnee Forest, where students learn about the various flora and fawna calling the forest home. Other activites range from the study of insects, streams, plants, birds, geology, soil, reptiles, geocaching, lake mapping, fish biology and canoeing.

The camp is offered through efforts of the Scioto Soil and Water Conservation District. Kate Sowards with the organization explained that the camp is being offered at a discount this year thanks to funding through the Scioto Foundation.

“We have some spots still open,” she commented. “With the grant funding from the Scioto Foundation, registration is only $30.This camp is a great opportunity for local 5-8th graders to experience nature, science, and natural resource careers. We are taking applications now for those last spots.”

The camp will take place from July 18-20. For more information or to access the camp registration form, visit the Soil and Water Conservation District website at or call Sowards at (740) 259-9231 ext. 4.

By Nikki Blankenship