Activity Log

Young Women's Campout

By May 3, 2015 No Comments

May 2 – 3, 2015:     Six Young Women had a campout at the Barton Creek Habitat Preserve – many thanks to The Nature Conservancy! River Watchers learned about the history of the preserve and the unique habitat it provides for two important endangered species; the Golden-cheeked Warbler and the Black-capped Vireo. They set up camp which was a breeze since all of them had learned this skill at the Spring Break trip to Big Bend.  Then they tested the water quality along the Colorado River that runs through the preserve and enjoyed an afternoon swim to build up an appetite for evening grilling. River Watchers enjoyed s’mores, dancing, and doing their nails under the lovely pavilion. Next, some brave young women took a night hike with Adam and Tamara and learned about some interesting native plants and saw first-hand the habitat that supports the endangered bird species that rely on the preserve. In the morning, students made breakfast and took a final hike before heading home.

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