Category Archives: Of Interest

Info on Project Books and STEM Activities

WONDERING HOW YOU CAN GET A 4-H PROJECT BOOK?

A special collection of project books is available for free on the Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects web page.

Download one for free.  https://ohio4h.org/stayathomeprojects  

(For accessible formats of these publications, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.)

 

Other Free Project Book Resources: 

Utah Discover Clubs (some are marked compatible with common materials found at home).  https://utah4h.org/discover/

 

Keep up with the latest NASA STEM happenings by subscribing to the NASA EXPRESS newsletter

https://www.nasa.gov/stem/express

 

STEM Activities & Resources Websites:

https://extension.umd.edu/4-h/4-h-program-areas/stem-activities-resources

 

 

Looking for activities to do at home?

 

Take a look at the 4-H STEM LAB for Cool Activities at Home
Activities for Youth Grades K-12
https://4-h.org/parents/stem-agriculture/youth-stem-activities/

Virtual Farm Tours While You’re Stuck at Home

Click HERE

Answer the questions below as you view this virtual fieldtrip. Enjoy!
1. What are three examples of foods that can be made from the milk harvested at dairy farms?
2. How many cows does it take to support a farm family?
3. How many acres is this farm?
4. How many times a day are the cows milked at this farm?
5. What is the mother’s first milk called, and shy is it important for a calf?
6. What is the age that dairy heifers are bred?
7. Why are calves dehorned?
8. What happens to the male offspring that are sold?
9. Describe how the teats are cleaned before milking.
10. How long does it take to milk a cow typically?
11. How often are the milk bulk tanks emptied at the farm?
12. How often do cows have babies? Why is this important?
13. Describe how the cows are fed.
14. Describe how the manure is used at the farm.
15. Explain the different between whole, 2% and 1% milk.

Drug Facts Week Challenge

Drug Facts Week Challenge for 4-H Teens – Delaware 4-H is offering teens an opportunity to reach their community with information about the dangers of vaping, alcohol, marijuana or prescription drugs by creating videos of themselves or others sharing already developed announcements.  The flyer and the announcements are attached.  The first 10 teens who submit a video will receive $100 gift card.  Here is a Tik Tok video as a sample and teens can create video using phones or cameras as works best for them.  https://www.tiktok.com/@drleslie/video/6795503737877122310.

Ag Day 2020

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Ag Day.

We will all miss this wonderful educational and fun event, but understand in this difficult time.

If you have any questions, please email Kaitlin.

 

Club Spotlight

Houston Cardinals 4-H Club

Houston Cardinals 4-H Club was founded in 1915 by Dewey Sapp and is known as “The First Club in the First State”. We are a traditional 4-H club with eight Cloverbuds, ages 5-8, and twenty-one regular members, ages 8-19.  We meet at the Cedarfield Ruritan Club on Tub Mill Pond Road in Milford on the first Tuesday of the month. Members participate in hands- on personal growth lessons that begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by our monthly business meeting starting at 7:00 p.m.

Houston Cardinals members participate in many project areas, such as: archery, public presentations, foods and nutrition, photography, and wildlife conservation. We have become a healthy living club, promoting healthy choices in both food and lifestyles. This year we will be learning about different types of electricity.

Our club participates in the Kent County’s Litter Barrel, Window Display, and Trim a Tree Contests. Members also participate in various Judging competitions as well as the Kent County Archery Contest.

The Houston Cardinals perform community service projects that include Adopt the Highway Program, collecting and making items for pet shelters, food banks, and homeless shelters. Members make thank you cards for veterans and Christmas cards for seniors. In the spring and fall, members assist kindergarten students with crafts during at Morris Early Childhood Center’s Reading Nights.

You will often find our club’s members promoting 4-H by selling clovers at Tractor Supply in Milford during its spring and fall 4-H Fundraising Event. We volunteer at Fifer’s Orchards during their Customer Appreciation Day in August. We have seasonal craft days, where member learn how to use various types of mediums and recycled articles to create new and creative pieces of art.

Our club loves the State Fair! Houston Cardinal 4-H members first participate in transforming the ice rink into a 4-H showcase then to bringing their entries to be judged. They enjoy being participants in Archery, Judging and other fun competitions. We assist in the Delaware Farm Bureau’s food booth completing orders and making yummy milkshakes.

Houston Cardinal members often become involved in national 4-H events, as well as take part in State and Day Camp activities, thus making and growing 4-H friendships throughout the entire state of Delaware and the USA.

Being a member of the Houston Cardinal 4-H Club has made them excel not only in high school, but in college and years beyond.

Winter Workshops recap

A great time was had by all during this year’s Winter Workshops!

THANK YOU to our wonderful and knowledgeable Winter Workshop presenters:

Cole Simpson – Ozobots

Richard Melson – Photography

Ann Blackmore and Angela Brown – Wool Basics

Bings Bake and Brew Staff – Cupcake Decorating

Appoquinimink High School FFA – Flower Arranging

Legislative Day

The 2020 Delaware 4-H Legislative Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 at Legislative Hall in Dover, DE.  4-H’ers can participate in Legislative Day more than one year as we offer different programs for different year’s participants.  We encourage your participation this year!  This event is brought to you by UD Cooperative Extension, a service of the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources–a land-grant institution.

The Agenda will include:

·        Orientation

·        4-H Displays/Exhibits

·        Workshops/Tours

·        Lunch

·        Workshops/Tours

·        4-H Legislative Rally

Cost is $10.00 per participant and includes lunch.  (Sorry no refunds)

Credit card payments will be accepted online, or you may choose to send a check for the appropriate amount made payable to “University of Delaware”.

Registration Deadline: March 27, 2020

2020 Legislative Day Online Registration Form