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Seeking fun, educational way to learn about environment? Gateway to offer hands-on sustainability camp

Looking for fun and educational activities for your middle-schooler during the summer months? Do you want them to learn about today’s important environmental issues – in a hands-on, interactive way?

Gateway Technical College has announced its Youth Leaders in Sustainability summer camp, a four-day event which provides students who’ve this year completed sixth through eighth grades a way to engage in the “green” issues of the day. Experienced Gateway instructors and other local experts will lead exploratory, hands-on activities in areas of water and resource conservation, forestry, bird ecology, urban farming, horticulture, environmental technologies and hands-on service learning projects.

Specifically, campers will build a solar car, learn how to plant and care for vegetables and build a freshwater filtration system, among many other activities.

Who: Students who have just completed sixth, seventh or eighth grade

Where: Camp will be based at the Center for Sustainable Living on Gateway’s Kenosha Campus, 3520 30th Ave.

When: July 22-July 25, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

How: In addition to activities at the Center, field trips are also planned

Cost: $99

Other details: Registration includes lunches, snacks and a T-shirt.

To register:

  1. Go to
  2. Select Professional Development
  3. Click on Professional Development
  4. Click on Youth Leaders in Sustainability

Questions: Contact Stephanie Sklba,; (262) 564-2662