Virtual Summer Camp

Recycling

Gardening

Ecosystems

Climate Change

Through the month of July, Green Iowa AmeriCorps is hosting a virtual summer camp that will include 4 weeks of videos, activities, and other resources related to environmental sustainability to help kids keep learning this summer!

Week 1:July 6

Zero Waste/Recycling

Week 2: July 13

Compost/Gardening

Week 3: July 20

Iowa Ecosystems

Week 4: July 27

Climate Change

General 

Information

Every Monday at 9am free public lessons and videos related to the weeks focus on environmental sustainability will be posted to this page. Lesson packets for the activities will be available on Sundays.

Videos and lessons in this program are appropriate for kids from grades 3rd to 12th. Check the lesson packets each week to see which lessons are appropriate for your age group

How To attend

1) Register by clicking the "register here" button at the top of this page and filling out the simple form

2) Check this website each week for lessons and videos

3) Download Lesson plans For more detailed info about each lesson

4)Watch the videos and complete the lessons at your own pace!

You Could be featured on our page!

To be featured on Green Iowa AmeriCorps Facebook or Instagram, send a photo of your craft or an example of something you learned to greeniowa.programming@gmail.com!

Week 1

Zero Waste and Recycling

Where is "Away?"

Find out where your waste goes “away” to and learn how your trash never fully disappears. Take a tour of the Dubuque area landfill. Find out what makes the landfill and what you could be doing to lessen your waste.

Video

Tin Can Planter

Take a regular, boring tin can and turn it into a fun recycled planter!

Video

Waste Audits

you will explore your own garbage and see what kind of things you throw away in a day while also learning how to reduce your waste and put less in the landfill.

Video

Up-Cycled Craft

Create your very own throw pillow without using needles and thread! Better yet, you can up-cycle an old T-shirt rather than throwing it away. A super easy, recycled craft!

Video

Life Cycle of Trash

The basics of where your trash is taken, how it is processed, where it ends up, and how the end results affect the environment around them. 

Video

Week 2

Gardening and Composting

Videos Coming July 13

Questions About the program?

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Contact Us

UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education
University of Northern Iowa
CEEE 109
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0293

Phone: (319) 273-7233

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