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Project BioTech at Mezzacello
Project BioTech at Mezzacello

Mon, Jun 03

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Mezzacello 21st Century Urban Farm

Project BioTech at Mezzacello

Please note this program is sold out - click the link below to add your information to the waitlist. This one-week program runs from 9am-4pm on June 3rd-7th. Open to rising 5th-8th Graders, ages 11-14.

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Time & Location

Jun 03, 2024, 9:00 AM EDT – Jun 07, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT

Mezzacello 21st Century Urban Farm, 33 N 20th St Columbus, Ohio 43203

About This Event

Please note this program is sold out - click the link below to add your information to the waitlist.

During this popular summer camp, participants will be introduced to the multiple ecosystems, animals, labs, and resources available at Mezzacello Urban Farm. BioTechnology is a key facet of the work at Mezzacello. The integration of livestock, plants, soil, water, and energy systems to better achieve sustainability is covered and expanded upon. There will be mud, manure, dirt, and live animals as well as robots, sensors, power systems, and biology labs.

There will also be lots of fun, games, design challenges and team building activities. Participants will learn the basics of integrated enclosed ecosystems and how to maximize natural, renewable resources in the urban environment to create a healthy home for humans, animals, pollinators, soil microbes, and compost.

Topics covered will include:

- Intro to animal feed, care, planning, vet tech, and husbandry.

- Sanitation and the microbiological basics of disease, health, and introduction to pathology.

- Water Conservation and purification techniques and tips.

- Ecosystems and their interdependent networks and an introduction to the botany of a farm.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE:

The camp requires that all participants come prepared to learn on a working farm. That means long pants and access to sterilizable rubber boots. If these are not available, a pair can be provided for a nominal extra fee.

Experience with animals is a plus, but NOT mandated.

Program sold out? You can register to be on our waitlist. We will notify you if a spot opens up!

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