Expedition: Forest Floor

science camp expedition forest floor graphic with moss covered tree trunk
SCIENCE SUMMER CAMP
EXPEDITION: FOREST FLOOR
 

Online camp videos are now all accessible on Facebook and are posted below. You do not need a Facebook account to view the videos. 
VIEW VIDEOS FOR EXPEDITION: FOREST FLOOR

Get ready to go on a virtual field trip! Explore the forest floor with staff at the KU Natural History Museum to learn about the properties of soil and the diversity of life it supports. This camp explores soil and its communities of microorganisms through hands-on activities and demonstrations you can watch from home to understand the role soil plays in a forest community.Updates for this camp will be posted here. Be sure to check out all of our Science Summer Camps! 

This is a free, online camp – all you need is a computer and an internet connection. Please share photos of your camp-at-home experience with us via social media or by emailing pics to us at biodiversity@ku.edu

Instructional guides for Expedition: Forest Floor are posted below, so you can review the activities and materials before camp. These are posted in order of the camp activities videos.  
PDF INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDES
Soil Types
Soil Glue
Transects
Insects

CAMP VIDEOS
HOUR 1 - INTRO & SOIL RESPIRATION 
Intro
Soil Respiration Part 1

HOUR 2 - SOIL PROFILES & SOIL GLUE 
Soil Profiles
Soil Types
Soil Glue
Photos of Soil Glue experiment

HOUR 3 - TRANSECTS & INSECTS 
Transects
Insects

HOUR 4  - SOIL RESPIRATION & CONCLUSION
Soil Respiration Part 2 & Conclusion

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