Alcona County Review - July 10, 2013


Nineteen Alcona County youth recently attended a four-day, three-night summer camp held at the Ocqueoc Outdoor Center in Millersburg, Mich. The camp, one in a series of four, was designed by local 4-H staff to acquaint youth ages 9-12 with water quality issues and environmental stewardship as well as help them explore careers related to natural resources and conservation.

The other three camp themes - Fur, Fins and Feathers, Science-Engineering and Technology (SET) and Go GREEN - are held in succession so campers can attend for four years and not repeat major themed content...


Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary representatives Sarah Adcock, Huron Pines AmeriCorps member, and Andrew Augustyn taught campers about ROVs - Campers build their own ROV and even got to test it!


Helen-Ann Prince, Huron Pines AmeriCorps member serving with the NE MI GLSI, taught campers about macro invertebrates so they could determine the quality Ocqueoc Lake.

Campers learned how to use a dichotomous key to look up their macro invertebrates.


Huron Pines AmeriCorps Invasive Species Experts Dan Watt and Jess Kohnert taught campers about invasive species – such as Purple Loosestrife, Phragmites (pictured) and Garlic Mustard.


Jess explained how sea lampreys affect native fish species in the Great Lakes.


Sea lamprey's (Petromyzon marinus) entered the Great Lakes through ship canals and locks.


Harriet Smith, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Education Specialist, talked with campers about ROV’s, their importance, future careers and more!

Created on Wednesday, July 17, 2013