Sequarium summer camp teaches oil spill lessons

  • Campers attending eco friendly week at the Miami Seaquarium learned about the effects of oil on wild life during camp Tuesday morning. Camp counselor, Sara Stevens, mixed oilive oil with cocoa powder to create an oil slick looking substance. She then dunked synthetic feathers and synthetic fur-like pieces into the oil and has the kids try to wash it off with napkins, water and dishsoap. Counselor Sara Stevens squeezes Dawn dish detergent on P.J. Suarez's piece of oiled synthetic fur. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Campers attending eco friendly week at the Miami Seaquarium learned about the effects of oil on wild life during camp Tuesday morning. Camp counselor, Sara Stevens, mixed oilive oil with cocoa powder to create an oil slick looking substance. She then dunked synthetic feathers and synthetic fur-like pieces into the oil and has the kids try to wash it off with napkins, water and dishsoap. A piece of the synthetic fur floats in the oil mixture, waiting to be cleaned by the campers. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Campers attending eco friendly week at the Miami Seaquarium learned about the effects of oil on wild life during camp Tuesday morning. Camp counselor, Sara Stevens, mixed oilive oil with cocoa powder to create an oil slick looking substance. She then dunked synthetic feathers and synthetic fur-like pieces into the oil and has the kids try to wash it off with napkins, water and dishsoap. P.J. Suarez, 8, works intensely at cleaning up a piece of synthetic fur coated in the oily mixture. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Campers attending eco friendly week at the Miami Seaquarium learned about the effects of oil on wild life during camp Tuesday morning. Camp counselor, Sara Stevens, mixed oilive oil with cocoa powder to create an oil slick looking substance. She then dunked synthetic feathers and synthetic fur-like pieces into the oil and has the kids try to wash it off with napkins, water and dishsoap. One of the campers holds a handful of the oil, soap and water mixture combined with the fur and other material. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Campers attending eco friendly week at the Miami Seaquarium learned about the effects of oil on wild life during camp Tuesday morning. Camp counselor, Sara Stevens, mixed oilive oil with cocoa powder to create an oil slick looking substance. She then dunked synthetic feathers and synthetic fur-like pieces into the oil and has the kids try to wash it off with napkins, water and dishsoap. A blue synthetic feather was wiped off with a paper towel but still had oily residue. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Campers attending eco friendly week at the Miami Seaquarium learned about the effects of oil on wild life during camp Tuesday morning. Camp counselor, Sara Stevens, mixed oilive oil with cocoa powder to create an oil slick looking substance. She then dunked synthetic feathers and synthetic fur-like pieces into the oil and has the kids try to wash it off with napkins, water and dishsoap. Campers P.J. Suarez, 8, and Joshua Hyde, 8, watch as counselor Sara Stevens mixes the oil mixture with campers EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Campers attending eco friendly week at the Miami Seaquarium learned about the effects of oil on wild life during camp Tuesday morning. Camp counselor, Sara Stevens, mixed oilive oil with cocoa powder to create an oil slick looking substance. She then dunked synthetic feathers and synthetic fur-like pieces into the oil and has the kids try to wash it off with napkins, water and dishsoap. P.J. Suarez, 8, and Joshua Hyde, 8, try to squeeze the oil, cocoa, water and soap suds off of their piece of synthetic fur to get it back to its previous softness. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF