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Green Project Camp: An Environmental Education Program for Children

The Patton College of Education's Stevens Literacy Center is pleased to announce the second annual Green Project Camp, a unique summer program designed to educate and empower children about environmental conservation and climate change. The camp will take place from June 3 to June 28, 2024, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Stevens Literacy Center located on the Athens Campus. Children, ages 6-12, can sign up for 1,2,3,or 4 weeks of programming. Additionally, we will be offering Reading and Math Boosts before and after camp. Reading Boost will take place 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Math Boost will take place 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

We will be welcoming Camille Licate this year! Licate founded Kids for Positive Change. The organization’s goal is to encourage kids and adults alike to channel their energy into making
positive change for their environment. We will be offering a single day registration for $50. The Green Project Camp aims to inspire young minds by promoting environmental literacy
through engaging subjects such as science, social studies, and math. Through hands-on activities and immersive experiences, participants will learn about the significance of environmental
stewardship and the ways they can make a positive impact on our planet. The program will encourage children to become environmental ambassadors for their schools and instill in them a
sense of responsibility towards the environment.

Kids working with a teacher at the Green Project Camp

Faculty and staff from the Patton College of Education and various colleges at OHIO will be actively involved in the planning and programming of the Green Project Camp. In addition, the
camp will benefit from the contributions of community organizations, local parks and recreation, the local library, and departments of natural resources, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching educational experience for the camp attendees.

Participants have the option to register for all four weeks at a discounted price or register for 1,2,or 3 weeks. Field trips and experiential learning opportunities outside the Stevens Literacy Center will be organized as frequently as possible, further enhancing the campers' understanding of environmental conservation.