|Photos from the first week of Summer Camp at the Sustainable Agriculture Rural Development Institute (SARDI).|
Baton Rouge, La. – Thirty youth arrived at the Sustainable Agriculture Rural Development Institute (SARDI) on June 5 to begin their first week of summer camp.
Antonio Harris, SARDI’s director, greeted the students, introduced them to the staff and discussed the rules and guidelines of the summer camp.
The students enjoyed their classes which included Mathematics, where they completed work on two digit multiplication and order of operations; Creative Writing, where they completed their daily journals and started on their, “Who am I” posters; Agriculture, where the they learned three different characteristics of fruit and in Science, where they began their project on their favorite scientist.
The camp’s instructors are Alishia Vallien – Mathematics, Heather Bob - Creative Writing, Taranza Arvie – Agriculture and Gina Readore – Science.
SARDI’s staff takes pride in providing safe, fun and educational programs for youth in rural areas. The staff, along with the campers, are looking forward to the next three weeks of camp.
The Sustainable Agriculture Rural Development Institute is a satellite campus of the SU Ag Center housed in Opelousas, La. It focuses on improving the socioeconomic well-being of citizens in rural communities within a ten-parish region of St. Landry, Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Evangeline, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee, St. Martin, and Vermillion Parishes.
The SU Ag Center and College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences together are called the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus.
For additional information about SARDI or to receive information about its programs and services, call 337-943-2410.