Forest Department hosts second summer camp

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Posted: July 12, 2016. 3:02 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Forest Department’s Savannah Summer Camp 2016 for children is scheduled toForest-Dept-logo kick off on July 25th and run until the 29th at the Savannah Forest Station in Independence Village.

This year’s theme is “Changing Young Minds for a Greener Future” and is aimed at increasing the children’s awareness and appreciation for the importance of key biodiversity areas and sustainable forest management initiatives in the country.

Some 20 camp leaders will be hosting 80 children ages six to 12 years old, involving them in forest adventure group activities “that will help them to build community spirit, understand the value of sustainable forest management, and engage in hands-on activities that will demonstrate the environmental and economic benefits of our forest resources,” states a government release.

Campers will receive a Forest Adventure Certificate at the end of the program and will also be initiated as Junior Forest Guardians.

This is the second year the department is hosting the summer camp and is funded by non-governmental organizations and the business community.

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