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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

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

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

4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp-2015

Investigating watersheds

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?

Investigating watersheds
Investigating watersheds

Water transport game
Water transport game

How does water move through plants?
How does water move through plants?

How water moves through plants, observing xylem in celery
How water moves through plants, observing xylem in celery

Last day of camp
Last day of camp

Sustainable You! Summer Camp
Sustainable You! Summer Camp

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 4:28 PM

4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp-2015

Renewable and non-renewable energy discussion and journaling

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
Renewable and non-renewable energy discussion and journaling

Exploring solar powered toys
Exploring solar powered toys

Observing solar baking in progress
Observing solar baking in progress

Making individual solar oven
Making individual solar oven

Making solar ovens
Making solar ovens

Solar oven brownies
Solar oven brownies

Apple picking in the orchard
Apple picking in the orchard

Touring Faulkner House
Touring Faulkner House

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 1:37 PM

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