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Spring Farming With Youth

Picking weeds and planting lettuce

4-H Student Farm is an after-school program that has inspired students to engage in healthier eating habits and learn where their food comes from. The six week program also provides an opportunity for middle schoolers to acquaint themselves with...

Students work in groups to properly lay irrigation tape
Students work in groups to properly lay irrigation tape

laying irrigation tape

Picking weeds and planting lettuce
Picking weeds and planting lettuce

weeding and planting

Planning appropriate distance and depth for planting basil, thyme, chamomile and oregano seedlings
Planning appropriate distance and depth for planting basil, thyme, chamomile and oregano seedlings

planting herbs

Handling seedlings with care
Handling seedlings with care

handling seedlings

Handling seedlings with care
Handling seedlings with care

Learning about California native plants and how they may have been used by the Chumash
Learning about California native plants and how they may have been used by the Chumash

native plant learning

Observing native plants
Observing native plants

native plants

Learning how to start and maintain a healthy worm composting bin
Learning how to start and maintain a healthy worm composting bin

worm composting

Students work together during cooking activities. Making rainbow wraps
Students work together during cooking activities. Making rainbow wraps

cooking activities

Working together and learning about the importance of eating vegetables
Working together and learning about the importance of eating vegetables

Cooking activities are a part of each meeting
Cooking activities are a part of each meeting

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:57 AM
  • Contributor: Joseph Nosrat-CSUCI Student Guest Blogger
Focus Area Tags: 4-H

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

Sustainable You! Summer Camp 2016

The morning begins by contemplating the importance of Water

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
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
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
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
Jill Sarrick uses an interactive model to demonstrate concepts of a watershed

Chillin' with farm fresh popcicles made on the blender bike
Chillin' with farm fresh popcicles made on the blender bike

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 2:08 PM

Sustainable You! Summer Camp 2016

Food questions for thought

Today, we turn our focus to local and global food systems. Day 4-Food

Food questions for thought
Food questions for thought

Predator and Prey game sets the theme for the day
Predator and Prey game sets the theme for the day

Farm Tour
Farm Tour

Harvesting onions
Harvesting onions

Harvesting
Harvesting

Creating planting containers from recycled containers and planting butternut squash
Creating planting containers from recycled containers and planting butternut squash

planting containers
planting containers

planting containers
planting containers

planting containers
planting containers

day4-9
day4-9

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 1:52 PM

Sustainable You! Summer Camp 2016

Energy journaling starts the day!

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!
Energy journaling starts the day!

Observing the temperature in the solar oven
Observing the temperature in the solar oven

Using measuring skills to create a solar oven
Using measuring skills to create a solar oven

Making s'mores in camp constructed solar ovens
Making s'mores in camp constructed solar ovens

Education Specialist, Gwyn Vanoni, assists with Energy lesson
Education Specialist, Gwyn Vanoni, assists with Energy lesson

Preparing today's harvest
Preparing today's harvest

Using kinetic energy for cooking activity
Using kinetic energy for cooking activity

making popcycles
making popcycles

Camp fun
Camp fun

making new friends
making new friends

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:47 PM
Tags: 4-H (10), HAREC (53), HAREC youth development (7)

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