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REC Educators Gather at Hansen

Dr. Steven Worker delivers an Introduction to Science Education for youth

Education Specialists representing state wide Research and Extension Centers System (RECS) sites gathered February 15-16 at Hansen. This second annual meeting was an opportunity to meet new staff, share best practices, and participate in professional...

Dr. Steven Worker delivers an Introduction to Science Education for youth
Dr. Steven Worker delivers an Introduction to Science Education for youth

Stacey Wills, Farm Smart Manager, Desert REC participates in hands-on acitivity during workshop
Stacey Wills, Farm Smart Manager, Desert REC participates in hands-on acitivity during workshop

Greg Ira, California Naturalist Program Coordinator and Ali Stefancich, CES II Sierra Foothill REC participate in activities
Greg Ira, California Naturalist Program Coordinator and Ali Stefancich, CES II Sierra Foothill REC participate in activities

Ali Stefancich presents Sierra Foothills REC education outreach  best pracitices
Ali Stefancich presents Sierra Foothills REC education outreach best pracitices

Shanna Abatti, 4-H Program Representative demonstrates Sustainble You! Summer Camp air quality activity
Shanna Abatti, 4-H Program Representative demonstrates Sustainble You! Summer Camp air quality activity

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Growing Edible Education—A Symposium of Best Practices

Chris Massa, VC Farm to School Operations Specialist introduces the new Salad Bar Farms at Balboa Middle School, Ventura. A prototypye for VUSD. This farm will source directly into the school cafeteria. First harvest yielded 30 pounds of produce

October is National Farm to School Month! A time when schools, farms, communities and organizations across the county celebrate food education, school gardens and healthy locally sourced school lunches. The Ventura County Farm to School Collaborative...

Chris Massa, VC Farm to School Operations Specialist introduces the new Salad Bar Farms at Balboa Middle School, Ventura. A prototypye for VUSD. This farm will source directly into the school cafeteria. First harvest yielded 30 pounds of produce
Chris Massa, VC Farm to School Operations Specialist introduces the new Salad Bar Farms at Balboa Middle School, Ventura. A prototypye for VUSD. This farm will source directly into the school cafeteria. First harvest yielded 30 pounds of produce

Salad Bar Farms--Balboa Middle School, VUSD
Salad Bar Farms--Balboa Middle School, VUSD

Grace Malloy, Poco Farms-Ojai explains their agriculture education programs. The small farm is walking distance to area schools serving over 2500 students
Grace Malloy, Poco Farms-Ojai explains their agriculture education programs. The small farm is walking distance to area schools serving over 2500 students

HAREC
HAREC

Center tour with Sergio Santiago, HAREC Agricultural Superintendent
Center tour with Sergio Santiago, HAREC Agricultural Superintendent

The beauty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables
The beauty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables

Keynote Speaker, Anupama Joshi, Co-founder & Executive Director, National Farm to School Network
Keynote Speaker, Anupama Joshi, Co-founder & Executive Director, National Farm to School Network

Over 90 gathered at HAREC for the first day of Growing Edible Education Symposium
Over 90 gathered at HAREC for the first day of Growing Edible Education Symposium

Whitney Cohen,Education Director, Life Lab UCSC, keynote speaker day two of symposium, Fremont Middle School, Oxnard
Whitney Cohen,Education Director, Life Lab UCSC, keynote speaker day two of symposium, Fremont Middle School, Oxnard

UCSB students-worm composting made easy
UCSB students-worm composting made easy

Erynn Smith and Kay Clark, Nutrition Specialists deliver workshops: Cooking with Kids and the Classroom 101 and Harvest of the Month: Cooking and Tasting with Kids
Erynn Smith and Kay Clark, Nutrition Specialists deliver workshops: Cooking with Kids and the Classroom 101 and Harvest of the Month: Cooking and Tasting with Kids

Alise Echele, RDN, Healthy Schools Project Coordinator, VUSD, presents Creating adn Sustaining a School Garden workshop
Alise Echele, RDN, Healthy Schools Project Coordinator, VUSD, presents Creating adn Sustaining a School Garden workshop

Garden education resources
Garden education resources

Chop it like it's Hot workshop for food service workers presented by Lacey Piper, Director of Child Nutrition and Wellness, Rio School District and Chris Massa, Ventura Farm to School
Chop it like it's Hot workshop for food service workers presented by Lacey Piper, Director of Child Nutrition and Wellness, Rio School District and Chris Massa, Ventura Farm to School

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Best practices panel discussion
Best practices panel discussion

Next Generation Science Standards workshop, Alise Echele, RDN
Next Generation Science Standards workshop, Alise Echele, RDN

Hands-on activities engage participants
Hands-on activities engage participants

Next Generation Science in the Garden activities hosted by Captain Planet Foundation
Next Generation Science in the Garden activities hosted by Captain Planet Foundation

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 4:37 PM

HAREC Welcomes New Staff

Kate Beckman-4-H Education Specialist II

We are happy to introduce two new staff members. Sergio Santiago, Agricultural Superintendent joined HAREC in July and Katelyn Beckmann, 4-H Community Education Specialist II came on board in September. Sergio grew up in Puerto Rico. He earned...

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 2:25 PM
Tags: 4-H youth development (15), HAREC (49)

Sustainble You! Summer Camp at Rio del Mar School

Gena Mathwin, Rio School District, delivering the 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp program, demonstrates how to build a worm bin

Rio School District, in Oxnard, is a welcomed new partner. This year, Rio added the 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp curriculum to their district-wide Summer Science Camp that serves over 200 students K-6th grade and runs for the next three weeks. The...

Gena Mathwin, Rio School District, delivering the 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp program, demonstrates how to build a worm bin
Gena Mathwin, Rio School District, delivering the 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp program, demonstrates how to build a worm bin

Daily journaling is a very important part of the learning process
Daily journaling is a very important part of the learning process

Building a worm bin requires use of math skills
Building a worm bin requires use of math skills

building a worm bin to take home
building a worm bin to take home

Red wiggler worms
Red wiggler worms

Adding worms to each bin
Adding worms to each bin

Building a class sized worm bin
Building a class sized worm bin

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Pow Wow At Hansen

Dr. Ben Faber-UCCE Ventura County welcomes group

On Tuesday, July 19, the UC Hansen Ag Research & Extension Center collaborated with Pow Wow Energy, California Lutheran University, UCSB and Cal Poly-SLO in hosting an Ag Meets Tech event. The event focused on Simple Solutions to Real Challenges...

Dr. Ben Faber-UCCE Ventura County welcomes group
Dr. Ben Faber-UCCE Ventura County welcomes group

Advisor Andre Biscaro, UCCE Ventura County leads a field demo
Advisor Andre Biscaro, UCCE Ventura County leads a field demo

Answers to farmers. Not more data.
Answers to farmers. Not more data.

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 8:08 AM
Tags: HAREC (49), UCCE Ventura County (2)

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