COLUMBIA — Participants in the Jr. Naturalist Day Camp ended a three-day camp with a presentation from the county's Stormwater Education and Outreach Program on Friday at Gans Creek Wild Area Trail.
Boone County stormwater educator Theresa Thomas and coordinator Nicki Fuemmeler set up a stream simulator from Emriver to show campers the effects of man-made water pollution.
"It's really neat because it's like a sandbox when you were a kid," Thomas said.
Campers added plastic figurines such as bridges and machines to create stream erosion and dye to pollute the water.
The camp began on Wednesday at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Campers earned a Missouri State Parks Explorer patch by participating in hands-on activities such as cave exploring, a service project and wildlife education, according to the Missouri State Parks website.
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