SVVSD hosts summer STEM camps at the Innovation Center

A group of 9- to 12-year-olds got a taste of biology field work this week, donning waders and grabbing nets before walking into a shallow area of Lefthand Creek to scoop up larvae, worms and other invertebrates.

Along with using cards to identify what they found, the 15 students tested the water using several sensors with help from Boulder’s LightDeck Diagnostics. They also collected water to use the next day to look for microorganisms with a microscope. Their field trip to Lefthand Creek was part of a four-day bioscience camp at St. Vrain Valley’s Innovation Center.