Partnering with the Nestucca Valley School District, NVCA is participating in the summer Science Camp. There are 53 students signed from Kindergarten to 6th grade. The camp runs for 3 weeks starting July 8th for 4 hours per day, Monday through Thursday. The students are served lunch before returning home.
NVCA will sponsor 3 days of the 3 1/2 hour programs. The first was July 11th and featured Dory Fishing. Board members Bill Busch, Paul Carlson, Noe Martinez and Marie Heimburg led sessions in fishing, fish identification. There also was an art project on painting fish.
They were joined by Rob Royster who brought his Dory Boat for student to see. He talked about the history of the Dory at Cape Kiwanda, boat parts and general boating safety. He had the students drag crab pots across a field making believe they were filled with crabs. Then he gave them salmon fishing lessons letting some of the students reel in others and landing them at the boat.
All in all a great day. The next session will be July 18 and the topics are the Watershed and Soccer. On July 25th there will be a field trip to the beach to learn about tide pools and sand dunes.