13 Attend Water Rocks! Day Camp March 8

Water Rocks! Rain Barrel

Thirteen youth participated in the Water Rocks! day camp program March 8.  The program was held at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park and was provided by Iowa 4-H AmeriCorps, Water Rocks!, and ISU Extension and Outreach – Story County. 
Through activities, participants learned what a watershed is and hiked McFarland Park to see the natural landscape of the watershed.  They also created a dirty watershed environment and tried to filter the water so it was clean again. 
Participants talked about ways they can care for the watershed and as a service project painted a rain barrel that will be given out at the Eco-Fair planned by the city of Ames for April 21.  They also talked about the water cycle and made a terrarium to take home. 
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