Twelve students between the ages of 5 and 13 took science experiments to a river during two summer camps at the Claytor Nature Center on Thursday. The younger students tested water velocity by seeing how fast a variety of items from a tennis ball to a fishing bobber would move in a river. Older students spent their time catching river fauna in nets to study and then release. Danielle Racke, education coordinator at the camp, hopes the students learn to love water in all its environments so they're inspired to protect it.

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