Saturday, June 2, 2012
9 a.m.–2 p.m.
FREE family-friendly fun!
Participants are asked to pre-register for H2Ohhh! at http://www.campbayou.org/.
There will be several aquatic activity tables set up on the "Big Lawn."
Plus, since it is National Trails Day, there will be hikes that
highlight water-related facts. For instance, did you know that our
native prickly pear cactus is a great survival plant for people as well
as animals? The flowers produce edible fruit and the prickly pads can be
peeled away to provide a moist snack when water is scarce.
Participating organizations include Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Tampa Bay WaterAtlas and ConserveItForward.org.
These activities are part of Get Outdoors Florida!, "Let's GO"- C&N, No Child Left Inside, Be Out There!-NWF, and Let's Move Outside inspired initiatives. Camp Bayou is an active member of LEEF (League of Environmental Educators in Florida).
Can't make the event? You can still enter the prize drawing by filling
out the survey on the registration webpage. Since only entries with all
correct answers are eligible for the drawing, it will help to attend the
event where all the questions will be answered during the morning
Still can't make the event? During May, the event blog at http://bit.ly/602media
will post information that may include hints to all the answers. You
can also sign up for blog updates in the box on the left side of the
Deadline for entries is June 16.
H-2-Ohhhh! is sponsored by grant from the Southwest Water Management District.
Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center (Camp Bayou) is neither a campground
nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the County's ELAP program
purchased the land. It is now open to the public for day use only.
Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, Camp Bayou offers
pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and
families! Plus, it's open from Thursday–Saturday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. for
passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature
photography and trail walks.
The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is managed by the newly created,
non-profit Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. (BOLD) in a
public-private partnership with the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc.
and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou
is located 3 miles south of S.R. 674 at the end of 24th St. S.E. in
Ruskin. For more information, visit the website at http://www.campbayou.org/ or call (813) 641-8545.