Cultural and Natural Sustainability Come Together in New AIC Program
Spanish and nature combine in ¡Naturalmente!
Cultural and natural sustainability come together in a weeklong program for youth at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb, New York.
¡Naturalmente! is a unique program for youth ages 10-14 that provides the opportunity to learn Spanish while exploring the breathtaking beauty of the Adirondack Park. The program runs from Aug. 20-25.
¡Naturalmente! has two components: Spanish lessons and exploration of the area's environment.
Instructors will provide daily fun language and cultural learning activities and games in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere emphasizing use of Spanish in the context of nature and the environment. Youth will play bingo in Spanish using names of plants and animals, hike with experienced guides, and participate in games that raise awareness on current cultural diversity and environmental issues. Participants will also keep a journal of their experiences. All activities are under the supervision of language and natural science instructors.
Children are encouraged to fully participate and use Spanish only, to the best of their ability. They will learn the names of trees, plants, flowers, animals, colors and shapes. By the end of the program, children should be able to express likes and dislikes, sing songs, and describe people and animals in Spanish.
The program's location in the Adirondack Park provides an opportunity to explore nature with trained guides as participants hike to a mountain summit, paddle canoes, practice survival skills and complete hands-on projects. An emphasis will be placed on safe practices in the woods and water.
The fee for ¡Naturalmente! is $675 for overnight campers and includes three daily meals (except for arrival and departing days), all activities, instructional materials and local transportation needs. For those wishing to attend only during the day, the price is $400 and includes all activities, instructional materials and local transportation needs. Daycampers will bring their own lunch and snacks. All campers must present valid health insurance. There is a $200 cancellation fee after July 20.
The AIC is located at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry's (ESF) field campus in Newcomb, New York. The campus comprises 15,000 acres of lakes, streams, mountains, forest and wetlands. Students will utilize the dormitory, dining hall and classroom infrastructure when not out exploring and learning from the outdoor landscape.
For more information contact Erin Griffin, ESF environmental educational coordinator, at (518) 582-4551 ext. 106 or email@example.com.
More ESF News
- ESF Lists Top 10 New Species for 2018
- Mortarboards Fly and Students Become Alumni
- ESF Announces Career Fellows for 2018
- ESF Students Named SUNY Scholar-Athletes
- 14 ESF Students Set for Volunteer Work in Puerto Rico
- ESF Announces Commencement Weekend Activities
- ESF Honors Conservation Scientist Eleanor J. Sterling
- Researchers Find Whole Genome Duplication Has Occurred Many Times during Evolution of Insects
- Chemistry Graduate Student Wins Award
- Nomura Group Recognized for Top Article
- Hello, Mr. President — About the Environment…
- ESF Team among Finalists for $2.5M Canals Competition
- Two ESF Students Honored with Chancellor's Award
- 3 ESF Students among Winners at SU RvD iPrize Competition
- 4 ESF Students Honored as Storyfest 2018 Finalists
Communications & Marketing
122 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210