The day started with our mission from Chompers who told us we would learn about nocturnal nature visitors, water fauna, and pesky park dwellers. The first activity was on a nocturnal animal….
What started off as a chilly morning, only got colder as the day went on. That didn’t stop our campers from diving deep into the world of Denver’s Urban Animals! We had a packed day of fun and learning at SPREE HQ last Monday during our holiday camp.
It was a perfect day to not only have some laughs on the ice, but to also give back to the parks that give us so much 💚 Throughout our day to and from the rink, we walked along both the Cherry Creek and South Platte River, and talked about why our waterways and parks are so important to our city. Denver was established along these waterways, and they continue to provide so much to our community! Among our favorites is the public spaces used for recreation, education, and service.
Earlier in the day, the students learned how pollution in our parks, like trash and chemicals, can find its way into our waterways through storm drains. So, to show our appreciation, GLC stopped through Confluence Park (where the South Platte & Cherry Creek conjoin) and filled TWO garbage bags with litter!