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Students Invited to Eco-Ventures at The EARTH Center

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Students learn about the environment in the Rutgers Extension Eco-Ventures Program. Credits: Middlesex County Office of Information
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THE EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK:  Middlesex County youth entering grades 3 through 6 are invited to attend a fun educational program that will help them learn about and care for the environment.

“Eco-Ventures at the EARTH Center,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 21-25. The program will take place at the EARTH Center, located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick. 

Each day’s events will have a different theme. Hands-on activities will explore topics such as ecology, water and resource conservation, climate change, alternative energy and earth-friendly gardening. Most days will begin with a team-building exercise to help students get acquainted.

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Wednesday, Aug. 23 will feature a field trip, and later in the week, students will create public service announcements.

“This program is a great way to get children to make new friends, enjoy their summer outdoors, and to understand the importance of caring for the environment,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios.

“Programs like these are not only fun, but also aid the development of important life skills. I hope that families take advantage of this opportunity,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chair of the Business Development and Education Committee.

The registration fee of $115 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-Ventures at the EARTH Center is Aug. 1. Arrangements can be made for attendees with special needs.

 

If you would like more information on Eco-Ventures or to register, please contact the Middlesex County 4-H office at 732-398-5261. For information on the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov and search “extension.”

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