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Environmental summer camp enlightens kids

Environmental summer camp enlightens kids
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 2:18pm

They say, if you want to get adults to start being more environmentally active, you've got to teach their kids first.
That's the purpose behind the Environmental Explorers Camp.

Learning about the science behind the environment isn't all hard work.

"I'm good at science and I love it," said 6th grader, Robert Avalos.

He learned about different types of energy at the first ever Environmental Explorers Camp in El Paso. They cooked with solar ovens and figured out aquaponics.

"The fish are making waste and then the waste and the water all go into grow the materials like fresh fruit and they got a pumpkin growing in their now," said organizer Robin Roberts.

The camp demonstrated to 6th-8th graders the importance of the environment.

"If we don't keep it in good shape, we're going to run out of trees and then we're gonna run out of oxygen and then were all going to die," Avalos said.

By starting young, they hope the impact will be long term and wide spread.

"If you teach the kids, they'll make the parents do it," said organizer Michael Waldo.

Waldo hopes to hold an environmental learning camp every couple of months. Check out their Facebook page, 'Renew El Paso', for more information.

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