- Author: Susana C. Bruzzone-Miller, RDN
Today, campers study Land. The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste daily. Campers follow a piece of trash from curb-side to landfill and discuss reduce, reuse, recycle and responsibility we all share in caring for the earth.
Day 2: Land
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?