VIMS to hold ‘Make a Splash with Trash’ camps at Beaverdam

Bill Nachman - Posted on Mar 27, 2013 - 02:00 PM

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science will offer two one-day educational camps Wednesday, April 3, and Thursday, April 4, at Beaverdam Park in Gloucester.

This is the first time that VIMS has offered these "Make a Splash with Trash" camps, said Susan Maples-Luellen, VIMS outreach coordinator. Admission is free, she said, but each camp is limited to 20 students in grades 4-6.

Kattie McMillan, an outreach educator, will conduct the camps. Maples-Luellen said that hands-on activities and games will emphasize the dangers of litter, lost fishing gear, and other trash that might end up in waterways. Campers also will be shown ways they can help.