During the summer, WISE takes local middle school students on three days of aquatic exploration at Silver Lake on the McCarthy Road. Literally getting their feet wet as acting field scientists, students take water samples, analyze oxygen levels, set fyke nets, make determinations and predictions of whether fish could be present in varying ponds and streams, study culvert placements and stream morphology, examine plankton, set minnow traps, dissect trout, study river dynamics on a stream table, and even learn to row a boat and cast a fly rod.
All middle school students from the Copper River Basin are welcome, but space is limited! The cost is $60, and scholarships are available! Please call WISE to sign up. 2018 Aquatic Ecology Camp will be July 10-12.