Wednesday, August 10, 2011

BUGS Students Participate In A Variety Of Activities

For the students of the BUGS Summer Program there was never a dull moment! Students participated in many different and fascinating activities throughout their weeks of camp. In light of many comments made by students they seemed to very much enjoy their time at the program and all of the various activities they did.

For example, students went on a very intriguing field trip to the Irvine Nature Center. During the trip students saw many animals and learned a lot about nature and wild life. As you can see, students seem to be very happy observing the animals.
Back on campus students continued to have fun doing other things. BUGS students have four basic components during their days on campus. These components include cooking, gardening, dancing, and service learning. During the gardening component of the day students learned how to harvest multiple crops.
Students harvested potatoes:
harvested garlic:
and even cherry tomatoes:
Throughout the days of camp, students were kept busy doing all of the wonderful activities. Some activities, such as the aerial dancing, were very tiring while being out in the sun all day long. So students were able to take a break and cool off in the sprinkler! It was so much fun and all the students enjoyed the time to just cool off and relax!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

BUGS Summer Students Continue To Have A Blast

The students at the BUGS Summer Program are continuing to have a lot of fun! The kids have been kept busy doing many interesting activities. These activities include many educational and fun adventures, projects, and field trips. For example during the first day of the session we did a scavenger hunt in the garden. Students found (and tasted!) everything from kale leaves to beets.

Then students got a special treat of being able to climb to the top of the tower on the Living Classrooms campus and enjoy a wonderful view.
Later in the week students went on a fun field trip to go pick blueberries. We had a ton of fun being out picking the blueberries! Then the next day we used some of the blueberries we handpicked to make wonderful blueberry muffins!
Finally, students participated in BUGS weekly trip to the Farmers Market. Each Tuesday two students from the BUGS Program are picked to attend the Farmers Market in order to sell the food and herbs the students have recently harvested from the garden or cooked in the kitchen. The Farmers Market always takes a lot of preparation and hard work but it is always a lot of fun!