Our 5th grade students got to experience the excitement of the Outdoor and Environmental Education (OEE) program at YMCA Camp Seymour this fall, exploring ecosystems, understanding natural resources, and improving outdoor and group building skills. The naturalist staff hails from across the United States. With college degrees in environmental studies or outdoor education, they are hired for science skills, teaching experience, and enthusiasm.
Students participate in hands-on classes such as marine science investigation, squid dissection, forest ecosystems, wildlife ecology, reptiles, sustainability, orienteering, canoeing, and small group team building.
Classes are designed to enhance Next Generation Science and Washington State Learning Standards. Evening activities provide fun and fellowship for students, teachers, and parents.
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