Our city’s Park Rangers play a vital role in keeping our park spaces safe & clean, including the parks along our River. We were lucky that two rangers took time from their day to engage our kids with unique animal pelts, a fun activity where campers critically thought about animal habitat, and ended their time with fun prizes. A guest we must have come back to visit!
- Agent Crusher the Crawdad: Agent of the River
– Agent Drip Drop: Keeps our water clean
– Roxy Raccoon: Has dexterous hands to help Chompers
– Energy Star: Tries to conserve energy
- And YOU!
– Trash Monster: seeks to spread trash all around Denver… and beyond!
– Evil Drip Drop: Agent Drip Drops twin brother who pollutes water any chance he gets
– Energy Leech: Tries to waste energy any chance they get
- New Zealand Mud Snail: Our newest SPREE villain, this invasive species takes food from our native snails and is quickly taking over their habitats
In addition to our campers learning more about our SPREE Force heroes and villains, campers did a trash observation critter crawl where they observed any trash that the Trash Monster may have swept into our camp space that day. Campers then brainstormed if there was anything they could do to help our trash problem….
Scat is the science word for poop!
ose scat is so prevalent in parks. We have created excellent goose habitat in Denver: flat fields are perfect spaces for geese to nest because they can see predators coming from far away! Not only that, but at this point, Denver is pretty free of natural geese predators.
In the afternoon for field day, campers got a choice. They could do a long critter crawl, which most campers chose to do on this hot summer day. OR, they could engage in stewardship and help clean the park by doing a trash pickup. SPREE is so proud of the 4 campers who chose to do a trash pickup. In just 45 minutes, they removed two, full buckets of trash from our park!! Super Special Agents if you ask us!
As always, we ended our camp week with a graduation, where all campers got a shoutout about the positive actions they took at camp that week.