EARTH Center Offers Eco-Adventures For Students Entering Grades 5-8

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County students entering fifth through eighth grades are invited to attend a summer day program at the county’s Extension office called “Eco- Adventures at the EARTH Center.” The program will be held Aug. 26 through 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick.

The Eco-Adventures program is collaboration between Middlesex County’s 4-H Youth Development Agent, Environmental Agent and Agricultural Agent. All three are representing the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station here in Middlesex County. The program focuses on environmental stewardship and will have a different theme for each day including Resource Conservation or Addressing Climate Change.

Most days will begin with a team-building exercise to help students get acquainted. Hands-on activities will explore topics like ecology, water conservation and issues such as alternative energy, earth-friendly gardening, and climate change. Wednesday will feature a field trip. Arrangements can be made for kids with special needs. During the second half of the week, students will write and video public service announcements related to conservation of the environment.

The registration fee of $110 includes program materials, a peanut free snack, beverages, and a parting gift. Attendees are expected to bring their own brown bag lunch. The registration deadline for Eco-Adventures at the EARTH Center is Aug. 21.

If you would like more information on Eco-Adventures or to register, please contact the Middlesex County 4-H office at 732-398-5261. To learn more about Middlesex County’s Extension Service Department visit www.co.middlesex.nj.us/extensionservices


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