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  • 07/02/2016 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    S.L.E.E.K. Update!

    It was a beautiful day at North Star Camp for the annual SLEEK (Spider Lake Environmental Education for Kids) day on July 2nd.  The Cable Natural History Museum provided a fun program along with their educational Raptors.  We learned about Raptor's  unique characteristics that aid them in hunting for prey.  Surprisingly our Spider Lake kids already knew a great deal about raptors as was demonstrated by the many questions asked of them by the presenter. The museum staff are experts in holding the interests of kids especially when they demonstrated the strength of an egg.  Everyone present was spell bound by the demonstration.  There was 80# of kids sitting on the egg and it didn’t break.  It took the adult naturalist to sit on it before it broke to applause from the audience.  The point was then made that using pesticides with DDT can cause  egg shells to become weak resulting in plummeting bird populations.  The kids were also involved in a shore line search demonstrating the importance of a healthy lake eco system and the balance of nature.   If our lake isn’t healthy it affects everything in our eco system including  the water we drink.  Participants all received starter binoculars to spur their interest in bird watching.  We have a unique community of people on Spider Lake who are concerned about keeping our lake environment pristine and want to make sure that their children carry on that ethic.  Thanks to all who participated and to Kris Dew for the beautiful pictures and to Steven and Natalie Halderson (the Ramsay Grandchildren) for volunteering.

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