Posts Tagged: 4-H youth development
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,...
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
Observing slides of indoor pollution
Noting observations in journal
Day 2-Energy-People power to make smoothies
Farm fresh smoothies
Smoothie prep station
Making snacks with alternative energy source-Solar
Pizza boxes are transformed into solar ovens
Solar oven s'mores are a camp tradition
Electric tag fun
Day 3-Food-recycling food containers for planting seeds
Showing off newly planted containers
Global vs local food activity
Teen leader, Mikaelle Arcaya-Velez helps identify country of origin in food activity
Farm fresh oranges to make juice for snack
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
Water activity demonstrates loss of water via leaky systems
Day 5-Backyard Safari activity
Drawing evidence of life in the gardens
Enviroscape demonstration of urban watershed
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
We are happy to introduce two new staff members. Sergio Santiago, Agricultural Superintendent joined HAREC in July and Katelyn Beckmann, 4-H Community Education Specialist II came on board in September. Sergio grew up in Puerto Rico. He earned...
Fall Student Farm came to a close last week with a celebration. Student farmers taught parents and siblings how to lay irrigation tape and plant kale seeds. Some shared excerpts from their farm journals. To the delight of Ashley Parrish Decker, Food...
What is healthy food? Where does the food I eat come from? How is the planet affected by the fast food industry? What strategies do food companies use to encourage me to buy their food products? Dara Stork, Language Arts teacher at Briggs School in Santa...
Dara Stork, Language Arts teacher, Briggs School, Santa Paula
8th Graders learn about Ventura County Agriculture and play Name that Crop
Nutrition and Cooking station
Student teams prepare Perfect Persimmon Salad
Persimmon salad as healthy snack alternative gets rave reviews
Teen leaders from Human Services Academy at Santa Paula High School assist with cooking activities