Come journey with us as we discover where our water comes from. We’ll pass lake after lake as we head north to Kelley Park campground. After setting camp and a hearty lunch, students and their buddies will grab a tube and ride down the refreshing waters of Rock Springs River. We’ll peer into spring water so clear that you can see turtles swimming beneath our feet. We’ll watch fish play in water that magically billows from the heart of the Earth. Along the way, we'll study plants and animals and begin to understand the amazing system of underground springs. Traveling in teams, students discover the special techniques of orienteering and the use of a compass while comparing and identifying the dominant plants of this unique ecosystem. Following dinner, we prepare for our distinctive Native American campfire (complete with Spirit Creature game) and a night hike. Will the chorus of frogs serenade us? Perhaps we'll spot the elusive snapping turtle! The next morning we'll travel the Wekiwa River by canoe...which comes alive with fish, turtles and birds of all kinds. After swimming over a boil, the main source of the river, that percolates millions of gallons of water a day, it's time for lunch and our trip back home. We'll review our incredible adventure and discuss the importance of the springs.