The Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will be presenting Ohio Birds for 4-H Virtually Saturday May 22 from 10-11 a.m. This program will help those 4-H members who are completing project 621 Ohio Birds or be a beginning for any youth wanting to learn about the birds they may see in their back yard. They will cover attracting and feeding birds, ways to view birds and record sightings along spots to see new birds along the Lake Erie Birding Trail. This presentation will assist with a plan your own learning activity or the Leadership/Citizenship activity of inviting a speaker to a 4-H club. For more information and to register, please visit the Friends of Ottawa NWR website.
The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will be hosting their Food & Clothing Projects Workshop again this year. This workshop is designed to help members who are new to a food or clothing project learn what they will need to do to complete their project and have their questions answered. The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 and will have two sessions. The Foods Project Session will begin at 1:00p.m. and run until 2:00p.m. There will then be a break for us to sanitize and prepare and then the Clothing Project Session will begin at 2:30p.m. and run until 3:30p.m. Members are welcome to register for just one session or both if they would like.
Participants are required to bring one parent/guardian or their “project helper” (the adult helping them with their project) for the workshop. They are encouraged to bring their project book along with any other parts of their project for which they would like help (i.e. sewing pattern, sewing machine, foods project portfolio, etc.).
We are continuing to follow all Ohio 4-H guidelines for in-person programming:
- All participants will wear mask for the entirety of the program and while inside the building.
- Please practice social distancing of at least six feet as much as possible.
- Please do not bring any additional persons with you (only the participant and their parent/guardian/project helper should attend). We have a limited amount of space and will not have room for extra individuals in the room.
- Do not attend if you or someone you have been in contact with has symptoms of COVID.
We are limiting each session to eight participants. You can register here. If a session is not available to select, that means it is full. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
The Ohio 4-H Foundation is hosting a fundraiser to Send S’more Kids to Camp in support of the Ohio 4-H Camping facilities again this spring. Camp Ohio, along with eleven other 4-H camps throughout Ohio will be participating in this fundraiser. The fundraiser will begin on May 24th and run through June (or possibly later). There are several way s that you can be involved:
- Make a Donation! Any amounts may be donated; however, donors will receive exclusive 4-H camp themed candles if they donate $150 or more as well as a camp songbook. We will share the donation link once it becomes available.
- 4-H members can participate in the artwork contest! Winning artwork will be used on the various incentives for those who donate. For all guidelines and to submit your design, visit go.osu.edu/4Hart. All artwork is due by May 12, 2021.
- Please spread the word! Once the fundraiser campaign has started, please share the information far and wide. 4-H Camp Ohio is special to so many and has impacted thousands of lives throughout it’s long history. Please share the information so we reach more people who may want to give a little back to camp.
There’s a new group of 4-H World Changers getting ready to meet virtually–all about Film Making! It’s every Wednesday from May 12-June 2. Register at go.osu.edu/4hworldchangerssignup
Please join us for the 2021 Farmers Share Breakfast on Saturday, May 1st from 8:00-10:00am. This year, the breakfast will be held at the McKean Community Building in Fredonia (6885 North St NW, Newark, OH 43055). Enjoy breakfast on location or take it to go. The cost of breakfast is a donation with all donations going to support Licking County 4-H members attending 4-H Summer Camp. We have been so fortunate for the support of the Licking County Farm Bureau and through those who donate through the breakfast. In 2019 this breakfast raised enough funds that we were able to take $30 of every member’s camp fee as well as additional amounts off for the children of Licking County Farm Bureau members and support several full and partial scholarships for 4-Hers to attend camp. Please consider stopping by for some breakfast. If you are unable to come to the breakfast, you can always make a donation to the Licking County Farm Bureau and designate it for the Farmers Share Breakfast.
The 2021 Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign will run from Wednesday, April 28th through Sunday, May 9th. Purchase a paper clover in stores during this time and the amount you donate will come back to 4-H. Licking County 4-H is fortunate to have three very supportive TSC locations: Heath, Johnstown, and Newark. Please consider purchasing a paper clover to support 4-H. The funds we receive from these campaigns helps us support our 4-H youth who are selected for state and national trips as well as other leadership opportunities.
It’s time for the 2021 4-H Cloverbot Challenge! All clubs with Cloverbuds are encouraged to participate!
This year we’re going to space and the challenge happens on Mars! Cloverbuds will design a place to live on the Red Planet and create a model featuring their method of transportation. The 4-H Cloverbot Challenge will be virtual via Zoom on Monday, July 12 or Thursday, July 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. All teams must register by June 30 and new teams can order a kit to help them get started at a reduced rate thanks to support from the Ohio 4-H Foundation.
The registration for Mini Camp is available here. This year, Mini Camp will be held as a one day, day camp on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 4-H Camp Ohio. Mini Camp is open to Licking County 4-H members age 8 to 12 who are at least in the third grade or higher for the 2020-2021 school year. Mini Camp is a great opportunity for those who haven’t been to camp before or in their first or second year of camping. They will have a chance to have a camp tour, experience some of the sessions and activities we do at camp, and have a meal in the Dining Hall. Please see registration brochure for the tentative schedule as well as a list of special considerations and requirements for 2021.
The Goats R Us 4 H Club will offer FREE goat project workshops on both Thursday, June 10 and Thursday, July 15 (rain or shine) for any youth exhibitor planning to participate in the Hartford Fair Both clinics will be held from 6 :00 9 :00 p.m. in the Baird Arena (Sheep on the Hartford Fairgrounds. Members are encouraged to attend both sessions, and are welcome to bring their Meat Goats, Dairy Goats and Pygmy Goats (with collar and to the workshops but it is not required in order to participate Animals will be available to those unable to bring their own.
Workshop topics will include hands on instruction in showmanship, general care, feeding, Scrapies identification requirements, grooming, hoof trimming and working with Pack Goats.
For additional information, contact Laney McLaughlin | 740.927.4790 | Goats R Us 4 H Club Advisor