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Summer Camp Highlights

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,...

Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:27 AM

Summer Camp Highlights Ways to be Sustainable

Quinn and Blythe Cammack, Loma Vista 4-H Club

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
Day 1-Air-Daily journaling is an important part of camp

Observing slides of indoor pollution
Observing slides of indoor pollution

Noting observations in journal
Noting observations in journal

Day 2-Energy-People power to make smoothies
Day 2-Energy-People power to make smoothies

Farm fresh smoothies
Farm fresh smoothies

Smoothie prep station
Smoothie prep station

Making snacks with alternative energy source-Solar
Making snacks with alternative energy source-Solar

Pizza boxes are transformed into solar ovens
Pizza boxes are transformed into solar ovens

Solar oven s'mores are a camp tradition
Solar oven s'mores are a camp tradition

Electric tag fun
Electric tag fun

Day 3-Food-recycling food containers for planting seeds
Day 3-Food-recycling food containers for planting seeds

Showing off newly planted containers
Showing off newly planted containers

Global vs local food activity
Global vs local food activity

Teen leader, Mikaelle Arcaya-Velez helps identify country of origin in food activity
Teen leader, Mikaelle Arcaya-Velez helps identify country of origin in food activity

Farm fresh oranges to make juice for snack
Farm fresh oranges to make juice for snack

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SU10

Day 4-Water-Incredible Journey activity takes campers on their own personal journey through the water cycle
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
How plants use water-observing citrus leaves to identify stomata

Water activity demonstrates loss of water via leaky systems
Water activity demonstrates loss of water via leaky systems

Day 5-Backyard Safari activity
Day 5-Backyard Safari activity

Drawing evidence of life in the gardens
Drawing evidence of life in the gardens

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land4

Enviroscape demonstration of urban watershed
Enviroscape demonstration of urban watershed

Creating worm composting bins to take home
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
Wacky Waste Weight Chart-weighing daily food, compost and recycling waste gives campers an appreciation for how much is generated

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 3:37 PM
Tags: 4-H youth development (15), HAREC (13)

HAREC Welcomes New Staff

Kate Beckman-4-H Education Specialist II

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...

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 2:25 PM
Tags: 4-H youth development (15), HAREC (13)

Student Farmers Showcase What They Learned

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...

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 2:38 PM
Tags: 4-H youth development (15), FoodCorps (1), HAREC (13)

Briggs School 8th Graders Cap off Food System Study Unit at HAREC

Dara Stork, Language Arts teacher, Briggs School, Santa Paula

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
Dara Stork, Language Arts teacher, Briggs School, Santa Paula

8th Graders learn about Ventura County Agriculture and play Name that Crop
8th Graders learn about Ventura County Agriculture and play Name that Crop

Nutrition and Cooking station
Nutrition and Cooking station

Student teams prepare Perfect Persimmon Salad
Student teams prepare Perfect Persimmon Salad

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IMG 5047

Persimmon salad as healthy snack alternative gets rave reviews
Persimmon salad as healthy snack alternative gets rave reviews

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Teen leaders from Human Services Academy at Santa Paula High School assist with cooking activities
Teen leaders from Human Services Academy at Santa Paula High School assist with cooking activities

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 9:49 AM
Tags: 4-H youth development (15), HAREC (13)

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