2020 Virtual Junior Conservation Camp

Due to COVID-19, the West Virginia Junior Conservation Camp went virtual this year! From June 22-25, daily camp videos were broadcast on the DEP's YouTube channel, "Environment Matters," as well as our Facebook page. Links to all virtual camp offerings are available below. The camp playlists also remain on the agency's YouTube channel.


Monday, June 22 (Click on title to view video)
 

Welcome to Virtual JCC 2020
Introduction to the Youth Environmental Program
Pollinators
Water Bottle Wind Spirals Craft
The three Rs
Watersheds


Additional resources for Pollinators video:
https://www.fws.gov/pollinators/PollinatorPages/AboutPollinators.html
https://www.coolkidfacts.com/pollination-for-kids/
https://www.pollinator.org/learning-center/education
https://kidsgrowingstrong.org/pollinators/


Additional resources for The three Rs video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USo_vH1Jz7E

Additional resources for Watersheds video:
https://www.projectwet.org/

Tuesday, June 23 (Click on title to view video)
 

A Drop in the Bucket
Insect Scavenger Hunt
Firearms and Hunter Safety
Trees
Nature Journaling
Rock Painting
Campfire Songs


Additional resources for A Drop in the Bucket video:
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-countries-facing-water-crisis/
https://www.worldvision.com.au/global-water-crisis-facts

Additional resources for Insect Scavenger Hunt video:
https://www.potomacaudubon.org/nature-now/
https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/extension-gardener-handbook/4-insects
https://www.somewhatsimple.com/monarch-butterflies/

Additional resources for Trees video:
https://wvforestry.com/urban-forestry/plant-trees/

Additional resources for Rock Painting video:
https://modpodgerocksblog.com/10-painted-rocks/


Wednesday, June 24 (Click on title to view video)

Live Webinar: "Amazing Owls"
Leave No Trace
Kitchen Scrap Garden
pH Explained
West Virginia Forest Plants
The Science of Fires
Bottle Cap Craft
Campfire Songs


Additional resources for Leave No Trace video:
https://lnt.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6tf9_62v6gIVUPDACh3PRgoTEAAYASAAEgIV8_D_BwE

Additional resources for West Virginia Forest Plants video:

http://www.wvdnr.gov/Wildlife/Plants.shtm
http://www.wvnps.org/

Additional resources for Bottle Cap Craft video:
https://www.messylittlemonster.com/2016/11/bottle-cap-crafts-for-kids.html?m=1
https://www.pinterest.com/sherron/plastic-bottle-cap-crafts/

Thursday, June 25 (Click on title to view video)

Live Webinar: "The Problem with Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws"
Kayaking 101
Skulls, Antlers and Pelts
Ride the Wild Rapids Game -- Game board
Water Careers
Virtual JCC 2020 Close


Additional resources for Kayaking 101 video:
https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/getting-started-kayaking.html

Additional resources for Skulls, Antlers and Pelts video:

http://www.wvdnr.gov/