Conservation Station - Summer 2022
hosted by Snohomish Conservation District
Various Days from 10am - 2pm
Meet in front of the Cama Beach Store
Cama Beach Historical State Park
Please check the "Events Calendar" for last minute updates.
Monday, July 18
Sand Scavenger Hunt. Hunt through our sealed sand samples jars and see what you can find. You may be in for a treat - or a surprise!
Monday, August 1
Water Quality Testing. Testing water quality is a great way to measure the health of a body of water. Come learn how to monitor water temperature, pH, turbidity, phosphate, and dissolved oxygen levels and see if the water off Cama Beach would make a good habitat for salmon and other marine species.
Monday, August 8
Poop Toss Game. Did you know when you leave pet waste behind on walks, rainwater can pick it up and spread fecal bacteria and parasites to our rivers, lakes, and even the Puget Sound? Picking up after our pets is one of the easiest ways to protect the water we use to swim, fish, clam, and float. Come play the Poop Toss Game and practice fighting poo-lution by racking up points every time you toss our (fake) pet poop into the garbage can. You get extra points for style!
Thursday, August 18
Watershed Demonstration. Falling from the sky is just the first step a raindrop will take on its way to joining a large body of water like the Puget Sound. It can be hard to imagine all the places a drop of water will go. Come check out our watershed model so we can show you how rain moves over a landscape and the things you can do at home to protect plants, animals, and people that live downstream from you!
Monday, August 22
Marine Mammal Pelts. If you keep your eyes peeled while you’re at Cama Beach, you might see a harbor seal bobbing out in the waves. But if you don’t, you can still get an up-close seal experience by checking out the pelts (skins) and other marine mammal specimens we keep at Cama Beach. Stop by our table to feel a seal’s soft fur and strong claws and take some guesses about the special ways these animals have adapted to their ocean environment.
Monday, August 29
Whale Jenga. Whales and phytoplankton are on opposite sides of the size spectrum, but they’re connected by something called the food web. The food web represents all the ways plants and animals are connected by the things they eat. Come play a new take on an old game and learn what can happen to some of the largest species in the ocean—whales—when the number of phytoplankton in the sea changes.
Updated July 18, 2022