The Ozarks Regional YMCA helped a lot of kids experience the Ozarks at the Watershed Center this summer through their “Summer Odyssey” program. Summer Odyssey is similar to a day camp and is based out of schools throughout Springfield. Many of these locations came to the Watershed Center for a field trip where the students experienced nature while learning important, age appropriate information about water.

The educational experience was facilitated by Missouri State students volunteering through the Citizenship and Service Learning (CASL) program. Some of the highlights for campers and volunteers alike were hiking trails, visiting the cool water of the South Dry Sac, and taking advantage of teachable moments along the way.