Water-Related News

What to do During Spring Break

The Trout Lake Nature Center is offering a new option for Lake County Public Schools’ Spring Break and will be conducting an Outdoor Adventure Camp for third, fourth and fifth graders during Lake County’s Spring Break (March 21-25, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.). This camp will be packed with lots of hands-on activities related to nature, science and the environment. Campers will learn to fish and receive a rod and reel to take home, learn archery and bird watching, and take part in real-life science. They will go seining, dip netting, conduct a fish survey, and collect macroinvertebrates or aquatic insects.

Scientists from the UF Program of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Lake County Water Authority and St. Johns River Water Management District will teach the campers about fish, dissections, surveys, bird banding, water systems and more. This camp is structured to engage the campers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related learning while having loads of fun. Each day will bring a different adventure and direct experience helping to make positive connections with nature, natural ecosystems and wildlife.

The camp is limited to the first 20 children registered. Cost is $140 for the week. A parent’s agenda has been placed at www.troutlakenaturecenter.com along with registration forms and releases. For more information, call 352-357-7536 or email tlnc.director@gmail.com or go to www.troutlakenaturecenter.com.