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Adventure Squad: Geocaching & Mine Magic at Wingfield Pines 07-16-17

Date:
Sun Jul 16, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Location:
Wingfield Pines, Mayview Rd
Price:
$20 per girl
Category:
Environmental
Level:
Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
 
Ready for a day of geocaching and water ecology programming? Then sign up for this joint program with GSWPA and Allegheny Land Trust to geocache for a patch in the morning, then learn about the magic of natural water cleansing and how abandoned mine drainage affects water ecosystems in the afternoon.

Enjoy a day outdoors geocaching for hidden treasures around the property. After a picnic lunch, try your hand at some citizen science, doing hands-on magic-y chemistry tests to see how mine drainage affects water ecosystems as well as learning about local plants and wildlife.

Wingfield Pines was formerly a site plagued by Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD). Allegheny Land Trust was able to implement an aesthetically pleasing passive treatment system. Now visitors can walk through and watch the water transition from murky orange to natural, clean, clear water, just like magic! Wingfield Pines is now a community hub for recreation and education in the immersive wetlands that offer an outdoor laboratory for students of all ages.

Food will not be provided, so please bring a picnic lunch.

This adventure is brought to you by a generous grant from the R.K. Mellon Foundation.

Are you a volunteer interested in attending the Adventure Squad?  Due to limited capacity, volunteer spots will be limited to ratio and will require previous experience with girls in the outdoors.  Fill out to quick online form below if you’d like to volunteer with the Adventure Squad!
https://gswpa.wufoo.com/forms/mbw4iuz11b8sq2/
 
More details about all the Adventure Squad events and fun registration incentives can be found on the Adventure Squad page. http://www.gswpa.org/en/activities/adventure-squad.html

This event is for girls who have completed 6th grade and up.