It is an exciting time at LLL as we finally launch our Sustainable Summer Camp! After the pilot last Fall we decided that sustainability is going to be one of the main themes among our programs. The program will take place from July 10th -14th in our beloved Valldaura Fablab location.
The goal is to foster a culture of sustainability within the whole community through the kids. The program aims to create enrichment and to empower youth to develop leadership skills while educating their peers about environmental issues. Our green team of gurus developed target workshops to stimulate kid’s curiosity about health end environmental issues connected with their everyday life and help them develop conscious sustainable lifestyle habits.
The Carbon Free Thinkers program is dedicated to climate change education and engagement for young people, using participatory and interactive workshop styles and a solutions-based approach to environmental problems. By promoting both critical thinking and a holistic view of the human-nature connection, we strive to promote deeper learning that will not only increase knowledge around the issue but also promote a proactive attitude in their lives and inspire positive change in the future.
Participants will work in 3 main environments:
The organic Garden
Including in-class and outdoor workshops on how land use and human activities affect soil quality in our local area. Participants take part in presentations on the function and importance of a regenerative agriculture as well as a variety of games and hands-on stewardship activities such as litter cleanups, riparian plantings, and invasive species removal. Through those activities, students learn ways to maintain healthy soils for growing food and maintain a healthy habitat for animals too.
We will do some hands-on learning by planting seeds, transplanting, raking, tending, weeding, tying and pruning, pollinating, harvesting, uprooting and composting of different plants currently in the garden.
The Sustainable kitchen
Including a hands-on experience in cooking and an interactive program to foster a critical, independent thinking towards health and sustainable food related issues while providing basic knowledge about nutrition and balanced meal preparation. The workshops will introduce the kids to the concepts of sustainable food and their different carbon footprints, show them the relationship between cooking and a healthy lifestyle. Being sustainable around food means understanding the consequences that food production has on the health of the planet, the ones on our own health and fostering the development of a set of skills necessary to become independent from the industrialized food production system. we also aim to foster awareness and sensitivity about food waste and what does it means a sustainable food chain. And show how resilience in food chain create innovation through social entrepreneurialism.
In our lab, we will explore the relationship between sustainability and technology. The kids will be participating a series of workshop to make, for example, a Birdfeeder or a simple light projector. Basic 3D printing techniques and programming will be introduced to them. And we will discover why the light is so important to power life on our planet.
TUITION + LOGISTICS
Program tuition is 600 euro + iva per week-long session. Participants can sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuition includes programming, meals, housing and insurance. Tuition does not include transportation. In case you need assistance for transportation, please get in touch with us, we will try to arrange it for you. Participants must be at least 8 years of age. Kids should be dropped at camp no later than 8,45am on Monday, July 10th and picked up after lunch on Friday, July 14th. Around 15.00.
The main language on the camp is English, however, kids that are able to understand but are not fully proficient are welcome. On camp, we will also have gurus who speak, Italian, French, Bulgarian.
FREE CARBON THINKERS summer camp is facilitated educators like Diletta Parente, Mariela Atanassova, and Jonathan Minchin. Find out more about us on our team page http://lifeline-learning.com/who/
Every day, each kid will participate 2 workshops in a small group of max 5 students.They will rotate in each environment until completing the program. The morning and evening activities are for the whole group. We take walks in nature and present master classes with a host or guest speaker. These encounters often include a hands-on component and always include a candid conversation with the speaker about the work that they do, relating to both their achievements and challenges.
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER
To learn more about our program and register send us an email at email@example.com
The participants will be considered officially enrolled when they present all the documents and pay tuition in full.
If you are wondering what to pack here is a list.http://lifeline-learning.com/what-to-pack-for-summer-camp/