Join ISU Extension & Outreach, 4H, and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium on a summer adventure through the prairies of Iowa, the Badlands of South Dakota, and the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming! Discover the wildlife, landscape, and history of these incredible regions.
The camp is offered through a partnership of ISU extension, 4H, and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Educators (male and female) from the Museum & Aquarium will chaperone this camp.
• Travel by van
• Tent camping at each location
• Students will be responsible for camping items (recommended list will be provided)
• Shower and laundry facilities will be available
Brief prep session at Swiss Valley Nature Center (Peosta, Iowa)
Programming: Water testing on Catfish Creek
Brief orientation for registrants at the Museum & Aquarium (Dubuque, Iowa)
Programming: Water testing on the Mississippi River
Depart from the Museum & Aquarium
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Loess Hills (Sioux City, Iowa)
Programming: Geological formations and gaciers, water testing on the Missouri River
Badlands National Park (Wall, South Dakota)
Programming: Erosion, water testing on the Cheyenne River
AM: Prairie hike in Badlands National Park
PM: Travel to Custer State Park (Custer, South Dakota)
Programming: Guided hike (topic: wildlife), water testing on French Creek
Trek to Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Jewel Cave National Park
Programming: Guided hike (topic: cave formations), test water from underground river
AM: Travel to Carl F. Vondra Geology Field Station (Shell, Wyoming)
Visit Devils Tower National Monument
Explore Bighorn Mountains
Programming: Test water from Shell Creek and tributaries
Travel to Palisades State Park (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
Programming: Kayak, fish, project work
AM: Travel to the Museum & Aquarium. Student pick up 2:00pm.
Projects: Each student will be required to complete a simple project during this experience and maintain a field journal. Journals will be provided.
For more information, contact Jared McGovern at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium at 563.557.9545 ext. 215 or email@example.com or Katie Peterson at the ISU Extension and Outreach at 563.583.6496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.