WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Young people are helping to solve problems at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park while at summer camp.
About 30 kids are taking part in this year’s Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Manufacturing Academy of Science and Technology Camp.
This week students were asked to help the Watertown zoo figure out a way to stop flooding in the butterfly house exhibit.
Students then presented their ideas in front their families and zoo administration.
“Our group has decided on doing a rain garden which would solve three problems. It would one - attract butterflies. Two - help the majority of the flooding. Three - it would also help stop the ground from drying up,” said Caitlin Rushlow, camper.
“My favorite part of this is week is that I got to use a 3-D printer yesterday and I got to 3-D print a butterfly,” said McClayne Reardon, camper.
Next week, campers will be working on improving the bear and mountain lion habitats at the zoo.