This 3 day workshop (Monday-Wednesday-Friday) is for 13-16 year olds who want to learn more about the natural world. Join us for three days focused on a natural part of the Natural State. Monday will focus on insects and their identification in the morning and plants and their uses by man in the afternoon; Wednesday will focus on aquatic animals----names, environmental value, and what they can tell us about water quality; Friday will focus on tree, shrub, and vine identification and their value to man, avian identification, and conclude with a scavenger hunt. Participants will receive a journal for notes, sketches, photographs, and findings. Handouts will be provided for each day’s activities. We will be hiking for most of each day so wear closed-toe shoes. Waterproof shoes or boots are needed for the aquatic sampling on Wednesday. Class size is limited to a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8. Some equipment will be provided; a personal camera is useful, but not required. Participants must bring their own lunch. Pre-registration is required. There is a$10 non-refundable registration fee.