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Adventure Camp Winner!

Colter Adams by Susan McElhinney

There's nowhere Colter Adams, 10, would rather be than outdoors. So you can imagine how excited he was when he won the 2012 Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship. The scholarship sends one child and an adult family member to a fun-filled outdoor education camp called the Family Nature Summit. At the summit, families hike, rock-climb, and do other outdoor activities. Experts also teach them about the wild plants and animals they see.

 

Unfortunately, Colter broke his leg playing soccer right before the summit, which was in Colorado. So he wasn't able to attend this action-packed camp. But instead of staying indoors, he helped bring nature closer to home! Colter and his family recently turned their yard into a Certified Wildlife Habitat™. That means they made sure their yard has food, water, shelter, and nesting places for local wildlife. The habitat program is run by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the group that publishes Ranger Rick.

 

So even though Colter missed out on the summit, he gets a big dose of wildlife right in his backyard: bees, hummingbirds, and even a deer. And he will be attending this year's summit July 6-12, 2013 in Bar Harbor, Maine, instead—alongside this year's winner!


BE THE NEXT ADVENTURE WINNER! For more information on the Craig Tufts Educational Fund and to apply for this year's scholarship, click here. Applications are due by March 29, 2013. Craig Tufts was the chief naturalist at NWF.

 

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