Over the Thanksgiving Break, campers joined SPREE to enjoy time outside at Johnson Habitat Park while learning about Colorado’s big cats and canines. Campers got to see and feel lynx, mountain lion, and bobcat pelts and skulls on loan from Colorado Parks & Wildlife. They learned about the differences between these big cats as well as the adaptations they have in common. Campers picked their own own adaptations to make- such as long tails, ears, and retractable claws- and practiced hunting along the River. We also also made “snow” and lynx tracks.
Campers who attended the second day of camp learned that canines like foxes and coyotes play an important role in the food web. We made fox and coyote masks and also learned what to do if you see a coyote near you. Then we turned our attention to the beloved canines in our home who enjoy our parks, too. Campers learned about pet waste and how it can affect our River ecosystem. They then made their own doggie-bag dispensers to take home.
Thanks to everyone, including our Junior Rangers and River Rangers, who attended and helped at camp. Registration is now open for Spring Holiday Camps- sign up here! Interested in being a Junior Ranger at SPREE’s Holiday Camps? Returning campers currently in 6th- 8th grade can inquire about openings. Find out more here. Contact us at email@example.com or (720) 306-8000.