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
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
Jill Sarrick uses an interactive model to demonstrate concepts of a watershed
Chillin' with farm fresh popcicles made on the blender bike
Today, we turn our focus to local and global food systems. Day 4-Food
Food questions for thought
Predator and Prey game sets the theme for the day
Creating planting containers from recycled containers and planting butternut squash
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!
Observing the temperature in the solar oven
Using measuring skills to create a solar oven
Making s'mores in camp constructed solar ovens
Education Specialist, Gwyn Vanoni, assists with Energy lesson
Preparing today's harvest
Using kinetic energy for cooking activity
making new friends
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
Appreciating the beauty of the earth from space
Campers practice throughout the week to reduce waste by recycling and composting
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
Visiting the worm compost
Investigating a compost worm
Campers create their own compost worm bin to take home.
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!
Journaling and reflecting on concepts is a big part of camp
Tie dying camp shirts is a group bonding activity and lots of FUN!
Touring the native plants hedge row in the student farm
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