In this Issue:
  • Florida 4-H Grows Leaders
  • It’s Fair Season – a Family Guide to Fair Exhibits
  • GaGa…What?
  • Solar S’mores
  • Rainy Day Activities
  • Meet Jackson 4-H volunteer Terri Hardin
  • Colorful Cloverbud Craft Fosters Creativity, Coordination, and Communication
  • 2017 National Youth Science Day
  • The Three Dysfunctions of a Club Meeting
  • 4-H in October
  • Club Helps

    It’s Fair Season – a Family Guide to Fair Exhibits

    It’s that time of year again – Fair Season!   I can just smell the delicious scents of midway foods and see and hear the lights and squeals on carnival rides?  But to most 4-H families, fairs go way beyond food and rides.  During fair season, youth throughout the state dress up with pride in their 4-H …

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    GaGa…What?

    GAGA BALL If your youth has attended 4-H Camp Timpoochee or Cherry Lake with the UF/IFAS 4-H Camping Program, they’ve had the chance to play GaGa Ball. You’re probably wondering what kind of name is GaGa ball.  It’s not just a made-up name.  GaGa ball has a rich history.  GaGa is translated from Hebrew as …

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    Solar S’mores

    Summer time is a great time to teach youth about solar energy! Use s’mores to teach your kids about two different types of energy:  kinetic and radiation. Kinetic energy is energy in motion. Radiation is energy made through electromagnetic waves.  Heat and light waves penetrate food without direct contact between the heat source and the food.  …

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    Rainy Day Activities

    Summer is here, and I’m picturing long and lazy sunny days at the lake or beach. In Florida, the warm, sunny days of summer also bring afternoon thunderstorms and the possibility of tropical storms and occasional hurricanes. What to do on rainy summer days? During the summer months, the days of sunshine may be interrupted …

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    Meet Jackson 4-H volunteer Terri Hardin

    Expanding Horizons and Teaching Work Ethics  Jackson County 4-H volunteer club leader Terri Hardin wears many hats.  From working with youth at Golson Elementary School to working on her family ranch in Grand Ridge, Terri is one busy lady!  Somehow though she manages to find time to meet with the youth in the Country Bumpkins …

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    Colorful Cloverbud Craft Fosters Creativity, Coordination, and Communication

    The month of March is here and therefore Spring is in the air.  Our Cloverbuds are anxious to be outside with the warmer weather so a craft that has them up and about would be a perfect match.  One of my all-time favorite Cloverbud crafts is the perfect activity for this time of the year, …

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    2017 National Youth Science Day

    As part of National 4-H Week, 4-H’ers participate in 4 H National Youth Science Day (NYSD), the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. This year’s 4 H NYSD event will take place on October 4. The 2017 4‑H National Youth Science Day Challenge is called Incredible Wearables!  This year’s challenge was developed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln and incorporates the fast-evolving …

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    The Three Dysfunctions of a Club Meeting

    The very word meeting makes me sigh and roll my eyes.  I’ve been to so many that are a waste of time and energy and, let’s face it, boring!  Are they ever really productive?  Can’t they (please) be more interesting? Meeting is just another word for get-together, assembly, encounter, engagement, rally or reunion.  When 4-H …

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    4-H in October

    October is an exciting month for 4-H – we have some great things happening. First, it includes National 4 H Week, October 1-7. This year during National 4-H Week, The Northwest district is proud to celebrate the #TrueLeaders that make our community great. Every child deserves to be recognized for the great things they are …

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