Sustainability embeds the university in the community, and vice versa. During the summers, middle-school students come to campus to learn about sustainability while having fun and making new friends.
Earth Keeper Camp
Sustainability Summer Camp 2012 - Become an Earth Keeper
Cost: $80 per child. Scholarships are available.
Date: July 16th- July 20th
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Camp Contact: Cindy Macallister at 508-910-6484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register here (PDF)
Who are the Earth Keepers?
Earth Keepers are knowledgeable in building sustainable communities and lifestyles. Earth Keepers are informed in topics such as: recycling, climate change, ecosystems, environmental science, renewable energy technologies, and food systems.
How do I become an Earth Keeper?
Attend Camp Sustainability for one week, and then show off your new sustainability skills to the community.
What do Earth Keepers do?
At camp, Earth Keepers participate in hands-on learning in the university classrooms, outside in the campus forest, and on field trips in the community. Earth Keepers create and present projects on the last day of camp to prove their skills. After camp they are asked to share what they have learned with their communities.
Who is eligible to become an Earth Keeper?
Middle school students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 (in September 2012)
Where is Camp Sustainability?
At UMass Dartmouth Campus, 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth.*
*School bus transportation to and from camp will potentially be available for campers from Fall River and New Bedford areas. Please indicate if your child will need transportation.