Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Texas Water Camp: Day 4

We had another fun filled day at the Texas State Water Camp. We began early this morning at the Sandhills State Park. We had two presenters give myself and the students an in-depth description of how the Sandhills formed and the history of the land.
Note: wear closed toed shoes when you are going to be walking on sand.
Next we traveled to the Luminant Power Plant in Monahans. We were lucky enough to have the manager of the power plant guide us through a two hour tour of the ends and outs of the plant. Luminant also provided a hamburger lunch for the students after the tour.
After lunch we drove into Odessa to the Water Treatment Plant. The presentation began in the outside facilities and later we were given a detailed presentation in the laboratory. It took everything the kids had not to jump in the giant tanks filled with water.
Our last stop of the day was to the Time Machine Mulch Garden. The Master Gardeners of Odessa discussed with the students the importance of mulch and showed us their Xeriscape garden.
Tomorrow will be our last day here at camp. As I type this blog, the students are working hard to prepare a presentation for members of the community on their project at Texas Water Camp.

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