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Mercer County Conservation District @ Munnell Run Farm

24 Avalon Court, Suite 300

Mercer, PA 16153

724-662-2242

What's Happening at Mercer County Conservation District 

Watershed Explorer's Adventure Camp 
Ages: 10- 15 years old
Dates: July  25th- 27th
**Registration is due by July 2nd; see below for registration details. **
 
 
 
Come join the Mercer County Conservation District for their 4th annual Watershed Explorer's Adventure Camp, an outdoor adventure camp designed to get participants outdoors highlighting water conservation and its pivotal role in nature and humanity.  The focus of this year's camp will be on forestry.
 
Camp Highlights
NOTE: ALL DAYS WILL BEGIN AND END AT MUNNELL RUN FARM IN MERCER, PA. DROP OFFS AND PICK-UPS WILL OCCUR.
*Wednesday, July 25th (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) Watersheds 101, PBC’s of Water Testing
Will be held off-site at Maurice K. Goddard State Park (Launch 1)
~Students will learn the: basics of watersheds, watershed mapping, role of plants in a watershed, water quality assessments 101, and in-stream macroinvertebrate assessment. Special emphasis will put on the importance of plants in a watershed.
~Note: Bring a lunch, book bag, snacks, 2 bottles of water, bug spray, sunblock, water boots/ shoes
~Wear long pants
*Thursday, July 26th (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) Forest Ecology 101, Plant ID 101, Hiking
Will be held off-site at Maurice K. Goddard State Park (Launch 2)
~Students will learn about forest ecology on an interactive hike with DCNR Forester Dave Cole. They will learn about basic tree ID and the role of forests in a watershed on this 2 ½ mile hike.
~Note: Bring a lunch, book bag, sack lunch, snacks, 2 bottles of water, bug spray, sunblock, long sleeve shirt
~Wear long pants and hiking boots
*Friday, July 27th (8:00 AM to 2:00 PM) Water Safety and Kayaking 101, Lake Ecology
Will be held off-site at Maurice K. Goddard State Park (Launch 3)
~Students will: learn how stream health and lake health are related, lake ecology 101, water safety 101, and kayaking 101.
~The camp will concluded with lunch at Munnell Run Farm and a camp graduation ceremony. The graduation ceremony will take place at 1:30 PM and parents are encouraged to attend.
~Note: Bring a book bag, snacks, 2 bottles of water, sunblock, sun glasses, water shoes, an extra set of clothes.
~Wear clothes for kayaking
**We ask that parents fill out a permission slip and send it in with the payment for the camp.  Here is the link to the registration pdf.  /uploads/Watershed Explorers Adventure Camp Description and Registration 2018.pdf You must call in to initially pre-register at (724)- 662-2242.  Registration is complete when the form and payment are received. by July 2nd. Space is limited, so please pre-register.
 

Get Outside Come Alive Series

 

 
"Blast From the Past: A Program Highlighting Animals that Used to Roam PA"
Tuesday, July 17th
Location: Mercer Area Library
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
 
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 "Of Trout and Trees: The Wild Brook Trout of PA"
Tuesday, July 31st
Location: Munnell Run Farm Pig Barn, Mercer, PA 
Time: 6 PM to 7 PM
Pre-register by July 27th calling 724-662-2242
 

Come join the Mercer County Conservation District on Tuesday, July 31st from 6 PM to7 PM in the Munnell Run Farm Education Building in Mercer, PA. We will take a look at the natural history of the Brook Trout in Pennsylvania, along with its current status. Learn what makes a good wild Brook Trout stream. We will also explore the Eastern Hemlocks’ role in Brook Trout habitat, health, and conservation.

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Sturgeon Moonlight Paddle with DCNR State Parks 
Thursday, August 23
Location: Launch 4 at Maurice K. Goddard State Park
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Pre-register by Aug 20th by calling 724-662-2242
 

Come join the Mercer County Conservation District in cooperation with DCNR State Parks for a moonlight paddling program highlighting the beauty of Maurice K. Goddard State Park.  All equipment will be provided including: kayaks, paddles, and life vests. Please bring a snack and drink for on the water. All experience levels are welcome but must be at least 14 years old.  Space is limited so pre-register today!

 


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Mercer County Conservation District at Munnell Run Farm

24 Avalon Court, Suite 300

Mercer, PA 16137

724-662-2242

 

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