Posted 3 months ago
By Corey Sorenson
Students who enjoy their outdoor surroundings are encouraged by Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts to sign up today for the annual Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE). ACE is for middle school students who have completed sixth, seventh or eighth grades in the 2013-2014 school year and are interested in having fun while learning about Nebraska’s Natural Resources. ACE is hosted at the State 4-H Youth Camp near Halsey, June 15th-18th and is organized by Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD).
The four-day adventure camp focuses on water resources, soils, forestry, grasslands and wildlife, while educating campers through hands-on activities on the importance of protecting our natural resources. During ACE, campers will roll up their sleeves, dig into nature and form a new understanding of the environment through interactive participation.
In addition, campers will experience nature through other activities such as tubing, archery, zip line, water rockets, the water slide and other adventures. Campers will learn about possible careers in the area of natural resources from the professionals who work in related fields. This is a great opportunity for youth to learn about natural resources through hands-on activities with experts who are excited about natural resources.
Many NRDs offer scholarships to cover a portion of the registration fee for the four day camp. Space is limited and the registration deadline is May 31, 2014. ACE is sponsored by Nebraska NRDs and Nebraska Association of Resources Districts Foundation. Nebraska NRDs and the NARD partnered with several organizations to help make the camp a success, including the University of Nebraska, Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service, Nebraska National Forest, Nebraska State 4-H Camp, and Nebraska Pheasants Forever.
To find out more information about ACE or to get a copy of a registration form, find “Adventure Camp about the Environment” on facebook, contact your local NRD at 308.42.6190 or visit http://www.unwnrd.org