Posts Tagged: HAREC
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
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
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...
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