Want to Help with Ohio State Fair Skillathons?

The Ohio State Fair is quickly approaching, and we hope you will consider volunteering as a skillathon facilitator. The skillathons are the largest program we coordinate at the state fair with more than 1,300 youth participating in nine species skillathons last year. The success of the program is dependent upon the generous time provided by  our volunteer facilitators!

We hope you might assist us with one or more of the skillathons. The skillathon species include: beef, sheep, swine, dairy, horse, goat, poultry, dog, and rabbit. Please click on the following link and complete the survey to indicate your availability and interest: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eDq6ouGJTxT4qQR

Volunteers for the skillathons are responsible for facilitating a station where youth perform a series of tasks to test their knowledge about a subject related to the species. Facilitators are not required to have broad experience or knowledge about the species; however, we are seeking volunteers who enjoy working with youth from ages 8/9 to 18 years old and have some knowledge about animals.

If you agree to volunteer, we will send a follow-up letter in July with parking and admission passes, as well as additional facilitator information.

If you have any questions, please contact Dustin Homan at 614.247.8305 or 4hanimalscience@osu.edu.