Another Fun-Filled Watershed of Wonders

Another Fun-Filled Watershed of Wonders

The Nemaha NRD hosted it’s Watershed of Wonders day camp at Kirkman’s Cove Recreation Area on Tuesday, June 18th. This is the 10th time the NRD has hosted the day camp. We were very fortunate to have an overcast and breezy day, which kept temperatures more comfortable for all the activities. Watershed of Wonders or WoW started off as a way for the NRD to fulfill a grant requirement and morphed into an event that is prioritized and budgeted for every other year.

This year, sixty, 10 to 12 year old children gathered to explore Kirkman’s Cove and a variety of activity stations related to natural resources. The day featured:

· The Amazing Water Race which challenges groups of kids to complete four activity stations in the shortest amount of time.

· Water Rockets where kids launch water filled recycled pop bottles into the air.

· Fishing where kids get to see how Game and Parks crews manage fisheries across Nebraska, learn to identify different species of live fish, and then try their luck at catching some fish.

· Archery where kids receive instruction on properly shooting bow and arrow at fun themed targets.

· Boating where kids learn the important water safety devices and rules of watercrafts on the lake, and then get to go on a boat ride.

· Hayrack Tour where kids learn valuable information on what watersheds are and how flood control structures can be multi-purposed and serve as a recreational area!

The Nemaha NRD wants to extend a big thank you to the 48 staff, directors, and volunteers who showed up to make the event possible. We couldn’t put the event on without you! We would also like to thank all of our sponsors for helping us put WoW on!