August 1, 2014

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Reporter: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp

Emporia State Hosts Biology Camp for Teens

EMPORIA STATE -- Students in third through sixth grades will spend the week of June 4th through 8th at Emporia State University for Biology Camp 2012. Each day will have a different focus and campers will be out with biology faculty and students working in the field.

(The camp required pre-registration through the Emporia Recreation Center and is already filled.)

The Biology Camp events include:
Monday, June 4 — Birds and Mammals
Students will observe birds through sight and song and examine animal tracks at Ross Natural History Reservation.

Tuesday, June 5 — The Biology of Worms
Students will dig for earthworms and harvest insects then return to campus for insect scoping, prepping and mounting.

Wednesday, June 6 — Aquatic Ecology
It’s time to get wet. Students will take water samples and learn how to do the “darter dance” when using a seine to capture fish for counting.

Thursday, June 7 — Forest Leaves & Plants
Students will collect plant samples then return to campus to preserve them and work in the laboratory.

Friday, June 8 — Insects, Reptiles and Amphibians
Turtle trapping is a highlight of this final day, which concludes with a cookout, slideshow and awards ceremony with family and friends.


Holiday Film Favorites

We've made a list of Christmas movies (and checked it twice) that are sure to help you get in the swing of the season. From traditional classics to some you may not have forgotten, we've got you covered!

Babes in Toyland
A Christmas Story
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Frosty the Snowman
Christmas with the Kranks
Elf
Home Alone
The Holiday
The Family Man

Looking for more? CLICK HERE for more holiday film favorites!

Good ole' Fashion Family Fun

The holiday season is a time for peace, love, joy and of course, family time! So why not celebrate the Christmas cheer with some good ole' fashion family fun!?

Here are a few traditions you can start this year with your family:

- Set up a Christmas Tree (fake or real, small or large, just make it fun for the whole family!)
- Decorate! Even just a few strands of Christmas lights will do...
- Go Caroling! Singing Christmas tunes are a sure fire way to get you in the Christmas spirit!
- Do a random act of kindness. Don't forget what the season is all about! Why not buy a cup of coffee for a stranger? They'll smile. We're sure of it.

CLICK HERE for a few more ideas to get in the Christmas spirit!