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Join the NEW Outdoor Adventures Club!

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Do you love the outdoors? Do you want to get outside and hike the Delaware State Parks Trail Challenge? Do you want to learn more about the animal and plant life around you? If you answered yes to these questions, then this club is for you. Join the New Castle County Outdoor Adventures Club. This is a county wide club open to all NCC 4-H’ers ages 8 and older.

The first meeting will be held at Lums Pond State Park April 11 at 1 PM.  Meeting location will be sent after registration.

Register HERE

Celebrate Earth Day!

Consider doing something in honor of Earth Day!

Follow the link below to find an activity for your club or an activity that you can do on your own.

Post your photos on Delaware 4-H’s social media accounts, and tag #de4hearthday

Anyone who submits a tagged photo between April 17-24 will be entered in a drawing.

We can’t wait to see the great things Delaware 4-Hers do, to honor our home!

Contact: Kristin Cook, kristin@udel.edu

https://tinkerlab.com/fifty-earth-day-activities/

🌳🌳Arbor Day Poster Contest 🌳

Delaware Forest Service Annual Arbor Day Poster Contest

2021 Theme: Trees are Terrific… In Many Wonderful Ways!

Winning posters must reach Delaware Department of Agriculture (2320 S. Dupont Hgwy, Dover) by April 26

Access to the Rules, Guidelines and Curriculum Guide can be found on the Eventbrite registration page or here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_K4X6PoyYBOyFmIVOJqghsTPhFlM2mjd?usp=sharing

Delaware 4-H National Drug Prevention Contests

 

Drawing/Graphic Design Contest

Scientific facts and figures don’t have to just be spoken, use your creative illustration skills to bring these words to life!

Submission requirements:

-Must be 8.5 x 11 paper

-Two key prevention facts

-Must have a specific theme

-Appropriate for age category -Take a picture of drawing to submit


Poem/Spoken Word Contest

Express the data or emotions in a powerfully vivid and imaginative style. Voice recording is recommended but optional

Submission requirements:

-Must be appropriate length for age

-Make it well thought out and powerful

-Two key prevention facts

-Appropriate length for age category


Video Contest

Lights. Camera, Action! Be the director and film a video that features the information on drugs and alcohol.

Submission requirements:

-Length 30 seconds or less

-Two key prevention facts

-Appropriate for age category

-Grab the attention of the viewer

-Acting is encouraged!

 

Age categories

10-12 years old

13-15 years old

16-18 years old

 

Due Date March 15, 2021


Prizes

1st place $50

2nd place $25

3rd place $15

 

Register HERE National Drug Facts Contest 


Showcase

Join us March 24th for fun, fellowship and dancing as we announce the top winners in each contest!

For more information or questions, feel free to reach out to Lindsay Hughes

Virtual State Teen Conference

Delaware 4-H 2021 Virtual State Teen Conference
Theme:  4-H Heroes:  Masking up for 4-H (Superhero Theme)
Event Date:  February 13, 2021
Time:  10am-Noon and 1pm-2:30pm (All day event)
 4-H Members 13 and older are invited to join DE 4-H State Teen Council members as they lead workshops on leadership, teambuilding, STEM, Healthy Living and Community Service.  UD Collegiate 4-H will also be leading a panel discussion.
Register By:  January 22, 2021

The Zoom link and password will be sent out 1 week prior to the event.  Event supplies will also be provided 1 week before.  Please contact Melissa in the State Office with questions.

Science Corner

❄❄Make Your Own Snowglobe           for January❄❄

-Kristin Cook, 4-H Educator
University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

Materials:

Empty Jar with Lid
Water
Glycerin
White Glitter
Small Animals, Toys, Houses, Trees to Decorate

 

❄Glue the toys or other decorations to the inside of the lid, making sure the lid can still fit on the jar.

❄Fill the jar halfway with glycerin, then fill it almost to the top with water, then stir to mix.

❄Add a small amount of glitter. Stir with a spoon to test the ‘snow’ effect, and add more until you get the flurries or blizzard you like.

❄Fill the jar up the rest of the way, until the water is just above the top of the jar.

❄Gently put the lid on and screw it securely to the jar.

❄Wipe any water off the jar, and put some hot glue or tape around the lid.

Enjoy your snow globe!

How does it work?

Glycerin has a very high viscosity. Viscosity is how ‘thick’ a liquid is, how easily it pours. Honey and syrup have pretty high viscosities, water and rubbing alcohol have very low viscosities. Having a mixture of water and glycerin means the liquid inside your snow globe slows the glitter down as gravity pulls it down. This helps it look more like snow.

Delaware’s Hunting Laws and Regulations DNREC Workshop


OPEN TO ANY 4-H YOUTH OR PARENT
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Join us on Thursday, November 5th for an engaging presentation by Sgt. Chillas with the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Natural Resource Police on Delaware’s New Hunting Laws and Regulations. She will be discussing the new Hunter Score Card (punch tag) and the proper use of the carcass tags.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to attend.

If you have any specific questions you would like to have addressed during the session please contact Gary Utley at garyu10@comcast.net or 302-272-0026.

Registration Required- Register HERE

National Conference Opportunities

 

National Youth Summit on Healthy Living (Virtual): February 11-14, 2021

At the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living, high school students develop the knowledge and skills to address issues surrounding nutrition, physical fitness, wellness, and emotional well-being. Working alongside professionals in family consumer science and healthy living, students will create action plans they can
implement in their communities to teach other youth about what they have learned.

The National Youth Summit on Healthy Living takes place virtually February 11-14, 2021 and is open to any high school student in grades 9-12 as of September 2020.

Applications due: December 15, 2020

National Youth Summit on Agri-Science (Virtual): March 5-7, 2021

At the National 4-H Youth Summit on Agri-Science, high school students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the challenges facing agriculture, food security, and sustainability. Students will work with each other and experts in the agricultural community in this collaborative, hands-on educational setting.

The National Youth Summit on Agri-Science will take place virtually March 5-7, 2021 and is open to any high school student in grades 9-12 as of September 2020.

Applications due: January 8, 2021

National 4-H Conference (Virtual): April 10-15, 2021

National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Citizenship, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. National 4‑H Conference delegates engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge,
resources, and skills while they discuss topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide.
Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. The delegates choose an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing.

Delaware 4-H’ers in good standing, currently in their sophomore or junior year of high school, are encouraged to apply.

Applications due: December 15, 2020

National 4-H Congress: November 26-30, 2021

National 4-H Congress is one of the premiere experiences for 4-H members across the country to participate in. For 96 years, members of the 4-H program have been gathering to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of 4-H at this event. National 4-H Congress provides a life-changing experience for youth to meet other 4-H members from across America, as they participate in educational workshops focusing on diversity, cultural experiences, leadership, team development, and of course having fun!

Delaware 4-H youthage 14 and older on January 1, 2021, are eligible to apply for selection to participate in National 4-H Congress.
This award trip recognizes youth for outstanding program/project accomplishments, leadership and citizenship/community service.

Applications due: May 1, 2021

Delaware 4-H Youth interested in applying for any of these National opportunities should visit the Delaware 4-H Website and follow the application procedures:

https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/cooperative-extension/personal-economic-development/4H-youth-development/leadership-opportunities/

 

Club Spotlight

Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club

 

Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club is one of the older clubs in Kent County.  We have both Cloverbud and Traditional 4-H members.  Last year our club had 75 members.  Our members are very active volunteers who enjoy doing Community Service project work.  Our community service activities include making hospital and nursing home tray favors for the holidays; going to the nursing home monthly to play bingo and make crafts with the residents; ringing the bell for the Salvation Army Kettle Drive; helping with beach clean up and beach grass planting; Relay for Life; making get well activity packets for the hospital and participating in many different local community activities throughout the year.  We are very proud of our club, as well as several of our individual club members who have received numerous recognitions and awards for their community service volunteer work.

Our club is always interested in providing opportunities and learning for our members in a variety of 4-H project areas. Some of these project areas include Leadership, Clothing & Textiles, Archery, Photography, Woodworking, Citizenship and Community Service, Foods and Nutrition, Health, and Arts & Crafts.  We encourage our members to participate in other 4-H project areas that interest them on their own.  Public Speaking and Demonstrations are two things we strongly encourage our members to participate in as these activities help them speak publicly with confidence- an important life skill.  We also encourage our members to participate in the various4-H Judging Contest areas that are available at the County and State levels.

Our members love the Delaware State Fair, and they look forward to completing items to exhibit at the fair that are related to their various 4-H project areas. We encourage our members to participate in all the opportunities 4-H offers them at the state fair.

We are currently accepting new members into our club.  We meet the first Monday night of each month from September to May with our meetings starting at 6:30 pm.  We hold our 4-H club meetings at the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Raughley Hill Road in Harrington.