This week we were proud to complete our first ever summer Eco-Camp, Elemental Awareness. Led by our good friends Todd and Clay from Elemental Awareness, campers learned basic survival skills as well as everyday ways to make a difference in their environment. Highlights included fire 101 and safety, coal burned spoons and making gourd bowls. On the last day, campers participated in our Farm to Fork experience where they took a tour of South Coast Farms, harvested veggies from The Ecology Center garden and prepared a healthy lunch.
Elemental Awareness has teamed up with Skate and Grow to give kids an opportunity to help their community. Skate and Grow was designed to give inner city kids a chance to have an important element in their lives and keep them out of gangs. This important element is skateboarding. The project focuses on kids that can’t afford what it takes to skateboard and/or are being pulled into trouble and giving them a chance to earn what it takes to be able to skate. Skate and grow has kids volunteering within the community in exchange for skateboard related product. The kids also receive structure and guidance being that most often they come from broken homes. The project has started in Highland Park, CA but is soon to expand.
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Elemental Awareness is teaming up with Inside the Outdoors for their annual Community Nature Day in Silverado Canyon, CA. Come check out live animals, go for a hike, explore the eco-friendly crafts and vendors and play outdoor games. Elemental awareness will be performing survival demonstrations on site all day long. See you there!