Ohio 4-H Small Garden Virtual SPIN Club

Have fun in this virtual 4-H Special Interest SPIN Club learning how to make small gardens from easy to find items. Activities include seed starting, seed bombs, repurposing containers for the garden, herb and pizza gardens, terrariums, succulents, garden art, imagination gardens, and more!

Every Tuesday at 3:30-4:30pm from May 28 to July 9

Location: ONLNE! Register at go.osu.edu/gardenspinclub

Cost: FREE!

Details: Open to ANY youth grades 3-12. Limited to the first 25 to enroll

Contact information: Sue Hogan, Franklin County, Hogan.239@osu.edu

2019 Forestry and Wildlife Camp

The Fourth Annual Forestry and Wildlife Camp will be held at Canter’s Cave in Jackson, Ohio October 11-13, 2019. This camp is for youth ages 12-16 who are interested in environmental education. Camp participants will get to try new and exciting challenges, learn about and appreciate the natural world around them, while meeting experts in the field of Forestry and Wildlife Conservation. There is a discounted rate for the first 40 registrants, so don’t delay in signing up! Registration information can be found here.

River Round Up Poster Contest

We know that here in Licking County we have very creative 4-H members. Every year we get to see that creativity with your 4-H projects. We wanted to share an opportunity for members to use their creativity, with the chance of winning a cash prize and scholarship money for their school! See details below…

Youth are encouraged to participate in Licking County Soil & Water Conversation District’s (LCSWCD) River Round Up Poster Contest. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2019 and the winning individual receives $100 cash with an additional $500 in scholarship money!

The River Round Up Poster Contest is open to all school-aged youth in primary, secondary schools (public, private, and home school; K-12) or school-aged youth living in Licking County.

Posters should reflect water pollution awareness and encourage volunteer participation in the River Round Up. Prizes will be awarded to students and their respective schools. The winning individual will receive $100 in prize money and winner’s school will receive a $500 scholarship to use for advancing science and art programs. Up to two honorable mentions will receive a $250 scholarship each for their school.

The grand prize also includes having the winning poster used as the primary electronic marketing picture for the 2019 River Round Up. All entries will be displayed on the River Round Up Facebook page. Winning posters will be displayed at a River Round Up registration site on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

1. The poster contest is open to any K-12 student who resides or attends school in Licking County.
2. Posters should be between 8.5 x 11 inches and 18 x 24 inches and have flat artwork only. Do not fold or roll posters. No glitter.
3. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019. Only one entry per student. Winners will be announced by Friday, March 1, 2019.
4. Attach an official entry form to the back of the entry; entry form must be filled out completely and legibly.
5. Mail or deliver entries to: River Round Up Poster Contest, c/o LCSWCD, 771 E. Main St., Suite 100, Newark, OH 43055.
6. All entries become the property of the River Round Up committee and will not be returned to artist.
7. Only original artwork with positive themes will be accepted. Winning artwork may be modified to suit marketing purposes.


Mail or deliver entries to:
River Round Up Poster Contest, c/o LCSWCD, 771 E. Main St., Suite 100, Newark, OH 43055


Licking County Master Gardeners 2019 Veggie Series

Are you looking for information on growing your own vegetable garden? Our own Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers will be hosting a vegetable gardening education series in 2019. The series of six classes will be held in both Pataskala and Buckeye Lake. The series is free to the public so be sure to check them out! This would be a great series for any 4-H member taking the vegetable gardening project or for anyone who wants to learn more about growing their own vegetables.



New Opportunity! 4-H D.A.W.N. Camp for Teen Girls

As the seasons begin to change we would like to unveil a new opportunity for older 4-H girls to camp and enjoy Ohio’s great outdoors this fall! D.A.W.N Defining Adventures for Women in Nature is a brand-new camp offered this year October 12-14th at Mohican Forest for girls 16-19 and still in 4-H. This camp is non-traditional in that it will truly be a 100% outdoor camping experience! These girls can come ready to enjoy activities like wilderness first aid, campfire conversations, autumn hiking, sleeping in a tent, outdoor cooking, and building connections with other outdoor-loving girls! A flyer and more information about this camp can be found at this link https://harrison.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/dawn

Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations are due by October 1st.

2018 Licking County River Round Up

A Special Event for Everyone!
You don’t have to get wet or pick up garbage to participate!!!

This annual river clean up brings out hundreds of volunteers who pull tires, shopping carts and mountains of trash from 30 miles of rivers and streams.  Through this amazing community-based conservation effort, a river system that had all but been abandoned, has seen a beautiful rebirth of aquatic and bird life.

For more information or to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/licking-county-river-round-up-2018-registration-47231095478?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

2018 Forestry Wildlife Camp

Registration is open for the 2018 Forestry and Wildlife Camp that will be held at Canters Cave 4-H Camp. Sign up early as the first 40 campers will receive a discounted registration fee thanks to a grant through the Ohio 4-H Foundation. Additional information and registration information can be found at: https://4hcanterscave.osu.edu/events/forestry-and-wildlife-conservation-camp