Nichole Hannahs

Going Green is an Adventure

by Nichole Hannahs on July 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Kids from around Muskingum County get a hands on lesson in going green.

Eighty students in 4th, 5th and 6th grade took hammer to nail at Friendly Hills Campground to build bird houses from recycled materials. It was just one of the activities at this year’s Camp Adventure, which gives kids an opportunity to learn about creating a safe and clean environment.

"Our hope is that all the kids will start recycling and in Zanesville the recycling program is awesome," explained Education Specialist Nicole Hafer. "Since most of the kids are city residents we hope that they encourage their parents to recycle and think about all the things that we throw away that can be reused."

The two day camp is put on by the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District with help from local sponsors. It’s hands on to better connect campers to the lessons.

"If it’s not hands on most the time they aren’t going to remember the information that we give to them," said Hafer. "So all the activities are hands on. There’s crafts, there’s games, there’s a lot of different things for them to do."

WHIZ’s very own Nathan Scott was one of the presenters Thursday teaching kids about air quality.