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3/6/2011 - 4-H To Host Environmental Education Program

Are you interested in learning about the environment? Do you want to learn how you can help your community address environmental concerns?

“Caring Keepers of Our Planet Earth” is the theme for the 4-H Environmental Ambassador Program set for May 23-25. This program, open to boys and girls in grades 5-7 will focus on waste management and environmental conservation. Program participants will stay at Appel Farm Arts & Music Center in Elmer.

Jeannette Rea-Keywood
Jeannette Rea-Keywood
 
Funding for all educational program and activity supplies, lodging, meals, and transportation for participants is provided by Wheelabrator Gloucester, Inc.; Cumberland County Improvement Authority - Clean Communities Program; Gloucester County Improvement Authority & Board of Chosen Freeholders; Salem County Improvement Authority-Solid Waste Division; Giordano’s Recycling of Vineland and the Cumberland 4-H Advisory Committee”, says Jeannette Rea-Keywood, County 4-H Agent. “Therefore, this 3-day hands-on environmental education program is FREE! While at this conference, delegates will build their own mini-landfill, model incinerator and worm compost bin; tour a waste-to-energy plant, a landfill, a composting facility, and much more".

Schools in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties are invited to send a delegation of 5-10 youth and 1-2 teachers or adults. Registrations are being accepted on a first come, first served basis until Friday, May 6. For more information about the 4-H Environmental Ambassador Program contact Jeannette Rea-Keywood, Cumberland County 4-H Agent at (856) 451-2800 ext #3. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn about the environment!

Educational programs offered by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills!
Program are open to all youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school) on an age-appropriate basis without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.