This year we will not be having youth display projects at 4-H Day due to COVID-19, limiting the number of people at our event, and because it will be a drive thru event for new 4-H families that need to be placed with a club. At 4-H Day, families will receive information about Virtual 4-H Project Open House events where they can learn more about the many projects 4-H has too offer.
This is where you come in! We are in need of youth who are willing to pull their 4-H book out, a project display, and perhaps awards to share on Zoom. All project areas are welcome! We will put related projects in these same breakout rooms.
- March 8th: Youth volunteers will need to be available from 7:15-8:30 p.m. We will do a brief orientation at 7:15 and welcome guests at 7:30.
- March 10th: Youth volunteers will need to be available from 5:15-6:30 p.m. We will do a brief orientation at 5:15 and welcome guests at 5:30.
Each breakout room will have 2-3 4-H members with related projects – come prepared to share and tell! If you have more than one project in a similar project area, you can prepare to share more than one.
What do we need from you? If you would like to help out on either day or both days, please let Leslie Cooksey know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, March 5th. Please share 4-H member name, club, and the project(s) you would like to share.
Parents and Advisors are also able to help us with our Virtual 4-H Project Open House events. If interested, please reach out to Leslie to see how you can help!
We are looking forward to telling the great stories of 4-H projects that you all have experienced with our new prospective families!
Here’s our flyer advertising the virtual 4-H Project Open House events:
New for 2021 is a Virtual 4-H Project Clinic. Current 4-H members will display their projects and be available to share information about their 4-H experiences via Zoom. Information about specific clubs will be available as well as the opportunity to join 4-H. Prospective 4-H families are welcome to join either night! Current 4-H families are also welcome to sign on and explore project areas.
We are excited that you want to join 4-H in Fairfield County. 4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.
Join us at 4-H Day!
4-H Day is held the first Saturday in March from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the AAA Building and Ed Sands Building at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.
In 2021, this event will be a Drive Thru event where 4-H members will receive information about 4-H, join a club, and leave with project information. There will not be 4-H members with project displays at 4-H Day in 2021.
For those planning to attend 4-H Day, indicate your interest by completing the online information request at go.osu.edu/Fairfield4Hinterest before March 1st.
New for 2021 is a Virtual 4-H Project Clinic. Current 4-H members will display their projects and be available to share information about their 4-H experiences via Zoom. Information about specific clubs will be available as well as the opportunity to join 4-H. Prospective 4-H families are welcome to join either night!
Have additional questions or need more information?
Visit our website at fairfield.osu.edu or Call our office at 740-653-5419!
Grab lunch or dinner on Saturday, March 6th from the Lancaster Raising Cane’s location and support the Fairfield County Jr. Leaders. This opportunity to support 4-H is from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. You must mention the fundraiser when placing your order and Cane’s will donate 15% of sales to the 4-H Jr. Leadership Club!
By: Meghan Thoreau, OSU Extension Educator, Community Development & STEM, Pickaway County, originally posted in the Elementary STEM Club Program Blog, February 25, 2021. Access the Read more about The Red Planet: Learning about Mars Missions
Posted on the Ohio 4-H STEM Blog
OWAA STUDENT PHOTO CONTEST AND NORM STRUNG YOUTH WRITING AWARDS
MISSOULA MT (January 15, 2021) — To reward budding outdoor writers and photographers, the Outdoor Writers Association of America announced the opening of the 2021 Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards as well as the inaugural OWAA Student Photo Contest! Prizes are awarded to winners in grades 11–12 and college students, with first-place winners receiving $200, second-place receiving $100, and third-place receiving $50. Those who place will also receive an OWAA student membership valued at $25 as well as inclusion in a press release announcing the winners.
Entering the contests is easy. Any outdoor-themed written or photographic work created during 2020 can be submitted between January 15, 2021, and March 1, 2021, at owaa.org/contests/. Complete rules of the contests are also available at that site.
Winners of the North Strung Youth Writing Awards will be given additional consideration when applying for OWAA’s Bodie McDowell Scholarship and are highly encouraged to do so.
“We’re passionate about encouraging the next generation of outdoor media professionals,” said Chez Chesak, Executive Director of OWAA. “And we’re even more excited this year to be able to reach out to young photographers in addition to writers. We cannot wait to see their work.”
Outdoor Writers Association of America is an international nonprofit organization that represents a diverse group of professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. The OWAA seeks to improve the professional skills of its members and encourages public enjoyment and conservation of natural resources. Find out more about the Outdoor Writers Association of America on https://owaa.org.
A new post has been added to the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Connections Blog: A Long Winter’s Nap. A short lesson to teach Cloverbuds about bears and hibernation!
Family Hiking Day at Canter’s Cave (Jackson)—noon to 4 p.m. Join us at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp for Family Hiking Day! An afternoon of camping favorites—guided hikes, s’mores, hot chocolate, coffee, campfire, and canteen open. Harrison Powell Lodge and Foundation Lodge will be open to view updates made since the last camping season. Admission is $5 per person (kids 5 and under free). Masks and social distancing are required. You can contact Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp by email at email@example.com or by phone at 740-286-4058.
March 11, 2021 Ohio 4-H Awards Recognition (YouTube Premiere)—7 p.m. Join us to honor the Volunteer Awards honorees, Hall of Fame inductees, Tenure Milestones, and Teen of the Year and Teen Hall of Fame inductees. Register by March 9 at go.osu.edu/Ohio4-HAwards.
Workshops are Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will choose one of the following sessions: March 26 and 27, April 9 and 10, April 23 and 24, May 7 and 8, or May 21 and 22. After the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of anatomy, muscle myology, cutting guidelines, food safety, meat quality, the role of processed meat, and government regulated non-meat ingredients (i.e., salt, phosphates, nitrites, etc.), finalized by conducting hands-on cutting tests to understand the impact of yields on profit margins. Anyone 18 and older can attend. Cost to attend is $125. Email Lyda Garcia, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register.
Source: Ohio 4-H Calendar of Events