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Kitchen Scrap Gardening

Reading Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens reinforces that we eat all the parts of a plant

Imagine turning kitchen leftovers into an indoor garden and at the same time reinforcing concepts of recycling and reusing. Kitchen Scrap Gardening does just that! HAREC is preparing for 2019 education season. This spring a new second grade classroom...

Lesson begins with reivew of what plants need to grow and plant part stretches that reinforce the function of each part of the plant
Lesson begins with reivew of what plants need to grow and plant part stretches that reinforce the function of each part of the plant

plant part stretches

Reading Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens reinforces that we eat all the parts of a plant
Reading Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens reinforces that we eat all the parts of a plant

reading Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Carrot tops that have been set in water for 24-48 hours are ready to plant
Carrot tops that have been set in water for 24-48 hours are ready to plant

carrot tops in water

Inexpensive paper pots, soil and water for planting
Inexpensive paper pots, soil and water for planting

Plantings are ready for some sunshine.
Plantings are ready for some sunshine.

carrot plantings

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 12:03 PM
Tags: HAREC (50)

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

SU10
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

land4
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 (50)

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

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 (50)

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