Today we touch on this pertinent topic!
- Why is water important?
- Where does water go when you flush it down the toilet?
- Water quality
- What can you do to conserve water?
Day 4- Energy
Today campers learned the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy. They investigated solar and wind. Baking in the solar oven, creating a personal solar oven and pinwheels reinforced principles covered in camp. Other highlights were picking apples, touring Faulkner House and eating farm fresh strawberries harvested this morning.
Day 3- Air
The third day focuses on air and includes journaling and discussions about air quality, sources of air pollution, and ways to improve air quality! Campers become Pollution Detectives tallying types and number of vehicles, bicycles and walkers and counting the number of people ride sharing to calculate air pollution value. They plant native shrubs at the Center and to take home!
Campers investigate topics around our food system:
- What it means buy and eat local
- What is a food mile?
- Is it possible to grow our own food in a small space?
- How much food do Americans waste?
- What is food packaging and how can we make informed decisions about packaging?
Summer is here! School is out and HAREC summer camps are in full swing. This year 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp has expanded to two weeks. Campers arrived ready to learn why it is important to conserve resources, what actions to take and choices to make to ensure resource conservation. This camp teaches youth what it means to be sustainable through fun, interactive activities based around the five major areas: land, food, energy, air, and water.
4-H All Stars, Hannah Hassien, Frankie Cherry, and Harrison Haregleroad kicked off summer programming last week.They did an amazing job of mixing facts and fun as well as including a service learning project for 4-H community club youth. With help of adult leaders, the busy All Stars planned, organized and delivered the Sustainable You! Summer Camp program to 17 campers ages 9-12.
A new group of campers arrived today. This week, we have the pleasure of partnering with the City of Ventura environmental educators. Jill Santos and Lorri Peterson, a dynamic team, will deliver the program open to the community.
Day 1: Land--Campers learn the value of preserved open space, differentiate between trash, recycling, and composting, and create a vermicompost bin to take home.