Week 2 of AGC Summer Camp: Tumer(if)ic Tie Dyes, Tree Building, and Transportation that’s acTive!

22 Jul

In Week 2 of AGC Summer Camp we’ve explored our inner eco-artists and have become super savvy city cyclers. On Wednesday, we welcomed 2 college students from Lake Forest College, Ecology and Environmental Studies Majors, as well as our  Summer Metcalf Intern from the University of Chicago, Brittany, just back from a year abroad in Spain, to lead us in an all organic tie-dye extravaganza. Using plant-based pigment from  tumeric and blackberries, we explored artistic ways to enjoy the roots and fruits of an all-organic garden! Check out the results sun-drying upon our chicken coop!

On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons we welcome Ms. Kristina and Ms. Arathi from HEARTto lead humane education workshops that focus on sustainable decision making and universal compassion. This week, we talked about creative ways to reuse and repurpose materials. Look at our beautiful recycled magazine necklaces and the camp tree of possibility made of recycled phone books!

In addition to all of the hands-on art this week, we’ve been talking in our cabins about proper bicycle safety.  To end the week in style, tomorrow,  Saturday July 23rd, from 10-11am we will welcome Jason from Active Transportation Allianceto our schoolyard to teach us about bicycle mechanics with a live demonstration as part of our Summer Family Workshop Series.

See you here at AGC in the morning with your bicycles, helmets, and siblings!



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