Echinacea also known as coneflower.
Gala apples.
Gala apples. Source: Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Butterfly weed.
Butterfly weed.
Sweet corn (Zea mays) was designated as the Illinois state vegetable in 2015. Source: Wikimedia Commons


All of God's creation is worthy of study. Whether you're a young camper learning the differences between warm- and cold-blooded animals, a college student studying the interactions among the animal and plant components in a given ecosystem, or a research scientist mapping a creature's genome, the study of nature is basic to understanding how you and I fit into the whole of creation.

The top video is appropriate for campers in the first and second grades. The videos become more challenging as you scroll down the page until the bottom video teaches material that might be a bit challenging to college students.

All about Plants

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Farming

12 Common Trees of Illinois

Classification of Plants

The Roots of Plant Intelligence

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Camp Carew welcomes campers from all religious traditions.
Camp Carew is a drug- and alcohol-free environment.