As a tribute to our many National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Inductees who have dedicated their careers to inventing solutions to improve the environment and because of our belief in the importance of reducing waste, NIHF continues to promote the importance of sustainability.
This is especially true in our flagship summer experience, Camp Invention®. As part of the program’s 20-month development process, our team of education experts has made an intentional move to use more sustainable materials in all camp activities. This initiative involves substantially reducing single-use plastics and reusing materials from year to year whenever possible.
According to Dr. Erica Matheny, a curriculum writer at NIHF, Camp Invention’s environmentally friendly approach is an extension of NIHF’s commitment to sustainable practices.
“NIHF has always embraced the idea of reduce, reuse and recycle. We are so excited to take it a step further by making intentional choices to reduce single-use plastics at camp and replace them with more sustainable items. This is in line with our values as a company and with material-use trends worldwide. Children especially care about helping to protect the planet and we are proud to showcase this in our 2020 curriculum.”
Inspiring Environmental Heroes in Rescue Squad™
With our all-new 2020 Camp Invention curriculum, Elevate, children learn how they can protect the Earth’s ecosystems by building prototypes that can help conserve energy, reduce pollution and protect vulnerable wildlife.
Working together in teams, participants in our Rescue Squad activities will get to know a different North American habitat each day, and they will brainstorm solutions to real-world problems within those habitats. As they determine how to remove invasive plants or safely transport animals, children will feel empowered to transform their ideas into reality.
Because today’s students are becoming increasingly engaged and interested in environmental issues, we believe these activities will help children continue to develop their passion for improving the world.