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Summer Camp Highlights

HAREC education season ended June 29th with a memorable 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp for ages 9-12. The week long camp, now in its fifth year, is fun, interactive and focuses on the environment. Each day centers on a theme: air, land, food, energy,...

Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:27 AM

Meet Our New Ventura County 4-H Representative!

Valerie Zeko

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of the education team. Valerie Zeko, Community Education Specialist II, will oversee the Ventura County 4-H Community Club program. Valerie studied at Cal State Fullerton where she earned a BA in Liberal Arts...

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Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Census of Agriculture

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The Census of Agriculture is the voice of our farming community. The census collects information on the nation's farms and ranches from small to large operations. But time is off the essence--the deadline is February 5. Producers should visit...

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Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 2:09 PM

Fall Education Programs in Full Swing

 

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Summer Camp Highlights Ways to be Sustainable

Quinn and Blythe Cammack, Loma Vista 4-H Club

For the past five years, HAREC has offered the 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp for youth ages 9-12. Fun, hands-on activities teach youth how they can make a difference in conserving natural resources. The City of Ventura has collaborated with the HAREC...

Day 1-Air-Daily journaling is an important part of camp
Day 1-Air-Daily journaling is an important part of camp

Observing slides of indoor pollution
Observing slides of indoor pollution

Noting observations in journal
Noting observations in journal

Day 2-Energy-People power to make smoothies
Day 2-Energy-People power to make smoothies

Farm fresh smoothies
Farm fresh smoothies

Smoothie prep station
Smoothie prep station

Making snacks with alternative energy source-Solar
Making snacks with alternative energy source-Solar

Pizza boxes are transformed into solar ovens
Pizza boxes are transformed into solar ovens

Solar oven s'mores are a camp tradition
Solar oven s'mores are a camp tradition

Electric tag fun
Electric tag fun

Day 3-Food-recycling food containers for planting seeds
Day 3-Food-recycling food containers for planting seeds

Showing off newly planted containers
Showing off newly planted containers

Global vs local food activity
Global vs local food activity

Teen leader, Mikaelle Arcaya-Velez helps identify country of origin in food activity
Teen leader, Mikaelle Arcaya-Velez helps identify country of origin in food activity

Farm fresh oranges to make juice for snack
Farm fresh oranges to make juice for snack

SU10
SU10

Day 4-Water-Incredible Journey activity takes campers on their own personal journey through the water cycle
Day 4-Water-Incredible Journey activity takes campers on their own personal journey through the water cycle

How plants use water-observing citrus leaves to identify stomata
How plants use water-observing citrus leaves to identify stomata

Water activity demonstrates loss of water via leaky systems
Water activity demonstrates loss of water via leaky systems

Day 5-Backyard Safari activity
Day 5-Backyard Safari activity

Drawing evidence of life in the gardens
Drawing evidence of life in the gardens

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land4

Enviroscape demonstration of urban watershed
Enviroscape demonstration of urban watershed

Creating worm composting bins to take home
Creating worm composting bins to take home

Wacky Waste Weight Chart-weighing daily food, compost and recycling waste gives campers an appreciation for how much is generated
Wacky Waste Weight Chart-weighing daily food, compost and recycling waste gives campers an appreciation for how much is generated

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 3:37 PM
Tags: 4-H youth development (15), HAREC (49)

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