Posts Tagged: 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp
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
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
Ali Stefancich presents Sierra Foothills REC education outreach best pracitices
Shanna Abatti, 4-H Program Representative demonstrates Sustainble You! Summer Camp air quality activity
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
Daily journaling is a very important part of the learning process
Building a worm bin requires use of math skills
building a worm bin to take home
Red wiggler worms
Adding worms to each bin
Building a class sized worm bin
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.
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?
Water transport game
How does water move through plants?
How water moves through plants, observing xylem in celery
Last day of camp
Sustainable You! Summer Camp
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...
Renewable and non-renewable energy discussion and journaling
Exploring solar powered toys
Observing solar baking in progress
Making individual solar oven
Making solar ovens
Solar oven brownies
Apple picking in the orchard
Touring Faulkner House