The Blackrock Field Camp is a natural resources and outdoor education program for the Wind River 4th grade students from Fort Washakie Wyoming. On May 19, this wonderful event will be held at the Blackrock Ranger Station on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Blackrock Ranger Station is a beautiful location that is ideal for an outdoor education program, with fantastic access to forest, rivers, native plants, wildlife, and Forest Service history including historic buildings and horse corrals. Students will rotate through four stations experiencing hands on lessons in;
Grizzly Bears (& Wolves) Bear ecology, Bear Aware-Bear Spray Demo and or Predators & Prey Systems.
Water Ecosystems Invertebrates as indicators of healthy water systems; students catch invertebrates in the stream with kick nets and work with hydrologists to identify them as indicators of water quality.
Raptors-Live bird demonstrations from the Teton Raptor Center
What’s in the Forest, Plant & animal scavenger hunt including items like native trees, shrubs, lichens, snags. How do these things create habitat and sustenance for animals?
What is wilderness-What does wilderness mean to you? How is designated Wilderness different than other public lands? -leave no trace concept and wilderness belongs to all. Cross cut saw demonstration and hands on log cutting competition.
Students will also be provided with a cookout lunch compliments of forest partners.