Natural Resources Camp

Natural Resources Camp

Natural Resources Camp. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Line On Agriculture.

When I think back to the days of going to camp it was mostly to swim, do some craft items and sing a few songs. But today’s summer camps for kids are much more engaging and educational. Instead of stringing beads 12-14 year olds attending the University of Idaho’s Natural Resources Camp will look at Idaho’s volcanology. That’s the study of volcanoes for the rest of us. Kids will learn about Craters of the Moon National Monument, Snake River Plain geology,volcanoes and other examples of Idaho’s fiery past. Megan Satterwhite is a representative of University of Idaho Extension and discusses how this summer camp ties in with U of I’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

SATTERWHITE: It covers the aspects of soil, water, forestry, wildlife and rangeland.

The camp runs from June 24th through the 29th near Sun Valley. Of course there are some typical summer camp activities as campers will also repeat a popular feature added last year, immersing themselves in an example of an Idaho geothermal resource with a fieldtrip to Easley Hot Springs for some swimming and end-of-camp relaxation. Applications for the 2013 camp are available through University of Idaho Extension and through Soil Conservation District offices across the state. Information is available at

That’s today’s Line On Agriculture. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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