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7th and 8th Grade attend 4-H Educational Center camp

4-H Educational Center, 4-H campOn October 26-28th, the 7th and 8th graders of Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy attended camp at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center along with a group of students from Tree of Life.  This camp offers an abundance of opportunities for students to learn hands-on about Virginia’s many natural resources.  Their mission statement is, “To improve the quality of life through educating youth and adults in a natural setting.”

4-H Educational Center, 4-H campDuring the 2-night, 3-day trip, our students took 11 different hands-on classes in the outdoors. These classes are called Natural Resource Education programs. These programs help students learn concepts and ideas, which although they can be taught in the classroom, this environment allows them to experience our natural resources while being part of them in the outdoors. All of the Natural Resource Education programs offered at the 4-H Educational Center are correlated with the Virginia’s Standards of Learning, and they focus on natural sciences, life sciences, life-skill development, and leadership development.

The classes we participated in emphasize developing awareness and appreciation of the natural environment, as well as provide opportunities to develop basic scientific analysis methods and observational skills. In addition, these hands-on classes teach stewardship, increase awareness of current environmental issues, and assist teachers and other educators in conducting programs like these.

Click the link if you would like to learn more about these classes at the 4-H Camp.4-H Educational Center, 4-H camp4-H Educational Center, 4-H camp

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4-H Educational Center, 4-H camp

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