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Be a Force of Nature: Reading and Writing about the Environment – Writing Workshop (Rising 7-8th Graders)

June 20 9:00 am - July 3 12:00 pm

2024 Summer Writing Class for Rising 7-8 Graders

UCLA Writing Project Summer Camp

Marivell Arayasirikul
Gurbir Kahlon

In this workshop, students will write to become changemakers.

Join us as we examine our environment and natural world. Students can expect to read, watch, and listen to texts about the environment and environmental issues. They will draft narratives about themselves connected to nature and then compose an argumentative text that creates a call for action to inspire change.

Don’t miss this journey of self-expression through writing. Join us and unlock the writer within you!

Fee: $650

  • In-person at UCLA
    Thursday, June 20 – Wednesday, July 3
    Weekdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM (PT)
  • The online writing workshop for Grades 7-8 is called Literary Adventures.
    Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 19
    Weekdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM (PT)

G. KahlonGurbir Kahlon has been an English Teacher at West High School for 9 years, teaching 9-12th grade. She is an ELD Coordinator and a member of the Ethnic Studies Team. She has been a UCLA Writing Project Fellow since 2022 and is also a Teacher Collaborator for California Writing Project on Environmental Justice and Environmental Literacy.

Marivell Arayasirikul currently teaches 6th-8th graders at Environmental Charter Middle School Inglewood. Her alma maters are UCLA and UC Berkeley. She enjoys hiking in national parks with her family, and especially loves creating imaginative stories with her son.



June 20 9:00 am
July 3 12:00 pm
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