Monthly Archive: July 2011

iPads for Everyone

Allison Meharg Livestock/4-H Extension Agent Escambia County Extension Office 3740 Stefani Rd Cantonment, FL   32533 allisonm@ufl.edu (850) 475-5230 ex. 102   iPads. While that may seem like the most common word today, five years ago it didn’t even exist. The world has really changed dramatically and 4-H is changing with it in order serve every …

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Tips for Summer Camp FUNdraising

Sherri Kraeft Wakulla County 4-H Agent Wakulla County Extension Office 84 Cedar Avenue Crawfordville, FL   32327 sjkraeft@ufl.edu 850-926-3931 850-926-8789 Tips for Summer Camp FUNdraising Every child wants the opportunity to attend summer camp, but some are unable to due to financial hardships on their families. In order to alleviate this problem, many counties have begun …

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It’s Bug Time

 Paula M. Davis, Ph. D. Bay County 4-H Agent Bay County Extension Office 2728 East 14th Street Panama City, FL   32401 pmdavis@ufl.edu 850-784-6105 850-784-6107   Summer is a neat opportunity to learn about those creatures that cause many of us to go YUCK and jump back – bugs.  Most insects are beneficial.  Less than one …

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Summer Time Blues

 Janet Psikogios 4-H OMK Regional Coordinator UF/IFAS Bay County Extension 2728 E. 14th Street Panama City, FL   32401 janetp@ufl.edu (850) 784-6105 (850) 784-6107   Summertime!  It’s almost here.  We all look forward to what we will do during the summer.   Play sports, go to the beach, attend 4-H camp … there are lots of things …

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Volunteer Roles Over the Summer

Marcus Boston Leon County 4-H Agent Leon County Extension Office 615 Paul Russell Road Tallahassee, FL   32301-7099 Bostonm@leoncountyfl.gov (850) 606-5213 (850) 606-5201   Recruiting and training volunteers is a vital part of starting and maintaining a successful 4-H Program. This is also true if you plan on implementing a successful camping program in your county.  …

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How to Teach Science without Being A Scientist

 Heather C. Kent Northwest District Regional Specialized Agent NW District Office 3925 Highway 71 Marianna, FL   32446 hckent@ufl.edu 850-394-9124   The goal of the 4-H Science Initiative is to address America’s critical need for more scientists and engineers by engaging 1 Million youth by 2013.  4-H has been teaching science for the last 100 years, …

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Staying Connected Over the Summer

Jackson County 4-H Agent Jackson County Extension Office 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 3 Marianna, FL   32448 brk09@ufl.edu (850) 482-9620 (850) 482-9287   Do you find yourself struggling to get your 4-H club going at the start of a new 4-H year? The turnout for your May club meeting was wonderful, but September rolls around and …

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Volunteering in the Panhandle Spring 2011

 Sherri Kraeft Wakulla County 4-H Agent Wakulla County 4-H 84 Cedar Avenue Crawfordville, FL   32327 sjkraeft@ufl.edu 850-926-3931 850-926-8789   As summer quickly is upon us, we are all looking forward to summer camps and cookouts, fun in the sun and ways to spend time with our families and fellow 4-Hers. In this issue of the …

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