Nestled in the fertile Santa Clara Valley a few miles from the ocean, the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) conducts leading-edge applied research to support the rich and diverse agricultural and natural resources of Ventura County. The Center supports a broad array of county-wide events including technical training for growers, as well as educational activities for youth, family and the community. The Center works collaboratively with UC Cooperative Extension-Ventura County advisors and programs.
Added July 20, 2015
How can U. S. students receive a high-quality science education if states' standards are stuck in the 90's? Since that time and with better understanding of how students learn science and technology, education and science experts launched an all-out...
Added July 13, 2015
Last week the HAREC Youth, Family and Community (YFC) education team participated in community summer programs. Science Camp at Rio del Mar Elementary School, Oxnard, is an all-day, four week commitment. Rio School District Superintendent, John Puglisi,...
Added June 26, 2015
Day 5-Water! Today we touch on this pertinent topic! Why is water important? Where does water go when you flush it down the toilet? Water quality What can you do to conserve water?
Added June 25, 2015
Day 4- Energy Today campers learned the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy. They investigated solar and wind. Baking in the solar oven, creating a personal solar oven and pinwheels reinforced principles covered in camp. Other...
Added June 24, 2015
Day 3- Air The third day focuses on air and includes journaling and discussions about air quality, sources of air pollution, and ways to improve air quality! Campers become Pollution Detectives tallying types and number of vehicles, bicycles and walkers...