LA Outdoor Adventure Crew Attends Environmental Camp

posted Oct 1, 2015, 5:46 AM by Lauren Coffman   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 5:47 AM ]


The Livingston Academy Outdoor Adventure Crew recently attended the Dale Hollow Environmental Camp hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  This was a multi-district event which also included Jackson and Clay Counties.  While there, students tent camped two nights on the beautiful Obey River, below the Dale Hollow Dam.  The Boy Scouts of America conducted classes on safety and outdoor cooking.  These campers were also given a tour of the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery by Fisheries Biologist, Steven Arms.  They also received information on the ongoing endangered mussel project at Dale Hollow by the biologist that is conducting that study. 

After returning to camp, campers were given a water safety class by Dr. Robyn of TTU before canoeing the Obey River.  Later in the evening, we were given a class on reptiles of the region by Dr. Jordan of TTU.  Dr. Jordan brought along some live snakes from the university that the students were able to see.  

On the final day of camp, we traveled to McFarland Creek Outdoors, where campers conducted a stream study and water quality survey with biologist from TDEC.  After conducting these studies, students were able to tour the whitetail deer farming operations that is also located at McFarland Creek.