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Sustainable You! Summer Camp 2016

The morning begins by contemplating the importance of Water

The week has flown by. A special thanks to the youth and families that joined us this week, the City of Ventura for partnering with us, environmental educator, Jill Sarrick and intern, Shanti Sandosham for delivering a great program! Sustainable You!...

The morning begins by contemplating the importance of Water
The morning begins by contemplating the importance of Water

With a roll of the die, students simulate the movement of water within the water cycle
With a roll of the die, students simulate the movement of water within the water cycle

Every drop counts. Youth strategize the best way to transport water from one place to another and calculate loss through leaks in the system
Every drop counts. Youth strategize the best way to transport water from one place to another and calculate loss through leaks in the system

Jill Sarrick uses an interactive model to demonstrate concepts of a watershed
Jill Sarrick uses an interactive model to demonstrate concepts of a watershed

Chillin' with farm fresh popcicles made on the blender bike
Chillin' with farm fresh popcicles made on the blender bike

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 2:08 PM

Sustainable You! Summer Camp 2016

Food questions for thought

Today, we turn our focus to local and global food systems. Day 4-Food

Food questions for thought
Food questions for thought

Predator and Prey game sets the theme for the day
Predator and Prey game sets the theme for the day

Farm Tour
Farm Tour

Harvesting onions
Harvesting onions

Harvesting
Harvesting

Creating planting containers from recycled containers and planting butternut squash
Creating planting containers from recycled containers and planting butternut squash

planting containers
planting containers

planting containers
planting containers

planting containers
planting containers

day4-9
day4-9

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 1:52 PM

Sustainable You! Summer Camp 2016

Energy journaling starts the day!

Today's camp theme tackles Energy. Campers explore renewable and non-renewable energy sources and have fun with solar power. Day 3: Energy

Energy journaling starts the day!
Energy journaling starts the day!

Observing the temperature in the solar oven
Observing the temperature in the solar oven

Using measuring skills to create a solar oven
Using measuring skills to create a solar oven

Making s'mores in camp constructed solar ovens
Making s'mores in camp constructed solar ovens

Education Specialist, Gwyn Vanoni, assists with Energy lesson
Education Specialist, Gwyn Vanoni, assists with Energy lesson

Preparing today's harvest
Preparing today's harvest

Using kinetic energy for cooking activity
Using kinetic energy for cooking activity

making popcycles
making popcycles

Camp fun
Camp fun

making new friends
making new friends

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:47 PM
Tags: 4-H (10), HAREC (49), HAREC youth development (6)

Sustainable You! Summer Camp 2016

Land journal questions

Today, campers study Land. The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste daily. Campers follow a piece of trash from curb-side to landfill and discuss reduce, reuse, recycle and responsibility we all share in caring for the earth. Day 2: Land  

Land journal questions
Land journal questions

Appreciating the beauty of the earth from space
Appreciating the beauty of the earth from space

Campers practice throughout the week to reduce waste by recycling and composting
Campers practice throughout the week to reduce waste by recycling and composting

Heading out on safari
Heading out on safari

HAREC Safari-exploring the farm while looking for signs of animals living in the farm habitat. Lesson adapted from Project Learning Tree-Schoolyard Safari
HAREC Safari-exploring the farm while looking for signs of animals living in the farm habitat. Lesson adapted from Project Learning Tree-Schoolyard Safari

Visiting the worm compost
Visiting the worm compost

Investigating a compost worm
Investigating a compost worm

Campers create their own compost worm bin to take home.
Campers create their own compost worm bin to take home.

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 8:51 AM

Sustainable You! Summer Camp 2016

Journal questions for Day 1 Air gets us thinking!

Summer is here and time for Sustainable You! Summer Camp at HAREC. Although the weather hit triple digits, 25 eager campers arrived ready to learn and participate in fun activities and games that demonstrate how they can conserve natural resources. This...

Journal questions for Day 1 Air gets us thinking!
Journal questions for Day 1 Air gets us thinking!

Journaling and reflecting on concepts is a big part of camp
Journaling and reflecting on concepts is a big part of camp

Tie dying camp shirts is a group bonding activity and lots of FUN!
Tie dying camp shirts is a group bonding activity and lots of FUN!

Touring the native plants hedge row in the student farm
Touring the native plants hedge row in the student farm

Harvesting flowers to take home
Harvesting flowers to take home

City of Ventura Environmental Educator, Jill Sarrick, extends the program. Sustainable You! Summer Camp is a collaboration with the City of Ventura
City of Ventura Environmental Educator, Jill Sarrick, extends the program. Sustainable You! Summer Camp is a collaboration with the City of Ventura

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 5:20 PM

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