Gateway offers sustainability camp

July 10, 2013

From journaltimes.com: “Gateway offers sustainability camp” — KENOSHA — Gateway Technical College is offering hands-on sustainability camp for students who have this year completed sixth through eighth grades. Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22-25 at the Center for Sustainable Living on the Gateway Technical College Kenosha Campus, 3520 30th Ave.

The Youth Leaders in Sustainability summer camp is a four-day event which provides students a way to engage in the “green” issues of the day. Experienced Gateway Technical College instructors and other local experts lead exploratory, hands-on activities in areas of water and resource conservation, forestry, bird ecology, urban farming, horticulture, environmental technologies and hands-on service learning projects.

Campers will build a solar car, learn how to plant and care for vegetables and build a freshwater filtration system, among many other activities. In addition to activities at the center, field trips are also planned.

Cost to attend is $99. Registration includes lunches, snacks and a T-shirt. To register, go to www.gtc.edu/webadvisor and select Professional Development, and then Youth Leaders in Sustainability. For more information, contact Stephanie Sklba at sklbas@gtc.edu or (262) 564-2662.

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