Eco-Warriors Camp: Beyond Recycling Day 1

Yay! The all new Tollgate Eco-Warriors Camp is finally here! Hi, folks. Coltrane here, reporting on the campers’ outdoor adventures about caring for the earth by recycling and much, much more.  The peppers had their very first day of Eco-Warriors Camp and delved right into calculating their own ecological footprint and looking at how the way we live makes an impact on the earth around us.

Campers explored the difference between a dump and a landfill, and red peppers built a model of each.

Goat wrangling while preparing to care for the pasture coop chickens.

The last Monday tie dye session of the summer.

 For their STEM activity, campers enjoyed the creativity of a Makerspace as they began to design and build carnival games to share later in the week with other peppers.

Garden Kitchen Recipe of the Day – Pumpkin Pancakes 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup packed pumpkin puree 1 tbs butter 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda Pinch of salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup whole wheat flour Preheat electric griddle to medium heat (350 degrees F) In a large bowl mix wet ingredients. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes. Cook pancakes and add desired toppings. .



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