Since 1991, the University of Iowa's Wildlife Camp has been working to teach Iowa youth to love the outdoors and all the bugs and dirt that come with it. It's expanding this year to include six new state parks across Iowa, thanks to a grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
During this Talk of Iowa segment, assistant camp director Meredith Caskey talks with host Charity Nebbe.
"What sets us apart is that we aren't just going to go into the prairie and look for insects and say 'Oh, look, there's one,'" Caskey says. "We'll ask, 'What color is it?' 'How many legs does it have?'"
"We try to instill a lot of passion for that curiosity and knowledge."
Enrollment for Wildlife Camp starts Wednesday, March 1. Find more information here.