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Shivam Patel learns about macroinvertebrates from Katie Urban, an instructor with the Science Museum of Minnesota. The waterside learning station was part of the Lake Effect Spring Splash, which was May 19 in downtown Wayzata. The event, put on by the Lake Effect Conservancy in partnership with the City of Wayzata, highlighted the Lake Minnetonka Science Collaborative’s pilot summer programming, which has been developed into three weeks of Lake Exploration Camps. As part of the curriculum, the camps will utilize the lakefront at the home of the future Eco Park, which is part of the overall Lake Effect project. To learn more about the Lake Exploration Camps or to register, go to the YMCA’s website at ymcamn.org. Click on water exploration camps for grades four to six (camps will be the weeks of June 18 and Aug. 6) or click on teen and leadership camps for grades seven to nine (camp will be the week of July 16). (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins)

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The Wayzata Community Sailing Center set up a table May 19 outside the section foreman’s house and offered free sailboat rides on Wayzata Bay as part of the Lake Effect Spring Splash. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins)

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The Wayzata Community Sailing Center offered free sailboat rides May 19 on Wayzata Bay as part of the Lake Effect Spring Splash. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins)

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Visitors attending the Lake Effect Spring Splash learn how to identify various species of fish from a representative of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The event, put on by the Lake Effect Conservancy in partnership with the City of Wayzata, featured interactive booths and displays meant to preview summer use of the Lake Effect project and highlighted the Lake Minnetonka Science Collaborative’s pilot summer programming that will take place at the future Eco Park and lakefront. The Lake Exploration Camp will be offered through the Ridgedale YMCA and area partners including the Wayzata Community Sailing Center, Wayzata Public Schools, Wayzata Parks and Trails, Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Lake Minnetonka Conservation District, Three Rivers Park District, Lake Minnetonka Association and University of Minnesota. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins)

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Children draw sailboats May 19 as part of the Lake Effect Spring Splash in downtown Wayzata. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins)

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Shivam Patel examines a stonefly through a microscope May 19 at a waterside learning station during the Lake Effect Spring Splash. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins) 

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McCormick’s Beachside supplied free hot dogs to families attending the Lake Effect Spring Splash event in downtown Wayzata. The gathering served as a kick-off event for the Lake Effect project, Wayzata’s initiative to create and connect public park space and amenities along the lakefront. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins)

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