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Mercer County Conservation District's Upcoming Educational Programming 
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"PA Wildcats"
Wed, May 22nd
Location: Mercer Area Library
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Call 724-662-4233 for information and to pre-register.
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"Youth Archery Camp" in Cooperation with the Mercer County Conservation District

Tuesday, June 18th- Friday June 21st
Location: Munnell Run Farm, Western Reserve in Mercer, PA, Gold-N-Grain in Sharpsville, PA
24 Avalon Court
Mercer, PA 16137
Times:Tuesday and Wed- 9 AM to Noon, Thursday- 9 AM to 1 PM, Friday- 10 Am to Noon at Gold-N-Grain
Ages: 9 to 14 years old
Cost: $70
Pre-registration and pre-payment due by June 14th. Please send in the registration form and payment to be considered registered. /uploads/Youth Archery Camp Registration and Information 2019.pdf

Throughout the duration of this four day camp, the students will have opportunities to experience first hand the founding skills and safety measures to pursue the passion of archery. Whether it be for a hobby or to pursue hunting, archery is a unique skill that takes time and practice. It definitely is a learned art-form. The camp will hopefully unlock a lifelong interest in the sport of archery.

 

We will incorporating many different concepts throughout the camp that highlight the history, safety, and foundations of the sport. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the basic shooting steps, bow handling, and bow safety from skilled instructors.

 

Throughout camp the participants will have exposure to the wide array of avenues that can be taken including: backyard practice to 3D target shooting to paper competitions to Junior Olympic Archery Division to hunting.

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"Snapping and Chatting, Interactive Nature Hike" with Crawford County Conservation District Enviro. Ed. Kathy Uglow

Monday, June 24th
Location: Munnell Run Farm Education Building
24 Avalon Court
Mercer, PA 16137
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
*Call 724-662-2242 to pre-register by June 21st or online by clicking here.
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"Watershed Explorer's Adventure Camp" in Cooperation with the Mercer County Conservation District

Tuesday, July 16th & Wednesday, July 17th
Location: Munnell Run Farm, Mercer, PA and Off-site at Maurice K. Goddard State Park, Sandy Lake, PA
24 Avalon Court
Mercer, PA 16137
Times:Tuesday, July16th 9 AM to 3 PM; Wednesday, July 17th 1 PM to 8 PM
Ages: 9 to 14 years old
Cost: $70
Pre-registration and pre-payment due by July 2nd. Please send in the registration form and payment to be considered registered. /uploads/Watershed Explorers Adventure Camp Description and Registration 2019.pdf

 

Throughout the duration of this two day camp, students will have opportunities to experience both the Shenango River and Sandy Creek Watersheds, engaging with various water resources located within them. Camp will emphasize the concept that “everyone lives downstream” and the importance of maintaining water quality by not only caring for water, but also the surrounding lands.

 

This year we will emphasize birds, their role in the environment, how they can be an indicator of habitat biodiversity and water quality. The camp organism we will highlight this year will be the great blue heron.

Transportation will be provided to Maurice K. Goddard State Park on the 2nd day of camp, July 17th.We will highlight stream monitoring, characteristics of a lakes versus streams, basic bird id, ecosystem and habitat studies.

 
New this year, students will get to participate in a kayak program on July 17th at dusk and bring along 1 adult family member to enjoy the experience with. You never know what birds you will see on the water!
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Mercer County Conservation District 

24 Avalon Court, Suite 300

Mercer, PA 16137

724-662-2242

 

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