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.
Calendar of Events
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...
Added June 23, 2015
Day 2-Food Campers investigate topics around our food system: What it means buy and eat local What is a food mile? Is it possible to grow our own food in a small space? How much food do Americans waste? What is food packaging and how can we make...
Added June 22, 2015
Summer is here! School is out and HAREC summer camps are in full swing. This year 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp has expanded to two weeks. Campers arrived ready to learn why it is important to conserve resources, what actions to take and choices to...