In this Issue:
  • Is this Extracurricular Right for my Child? Try this 10-Point Checklist
  • Happy National Ice Cream Day!
  • Water Safety is Key to a Fun-Filled Summer at the Pool
  • Rainy Day Activities
  • Meet the 2018 4-H Camp Timpoochee Staff!
  • Meet the 2018 4-H Camp Cherry Lake Staff!
  • Meet A Graduating Senior: Max Scott
  • Starting Seeds for your Garden
  • 4-H Day at the Capitol- A Day for #TRUELEADERS
  • 2017 National Youth Science Day
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    Is this Extracurricular Right for my Child? Try this 10-Point Checklist

    With so many extracurriculars available these days, parents and kids are overwhelmed with choices. To choose the right one, know what to prioritize, says Heather Kent, associate director of the Florida 4-H youth development program, part of University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. “The 4-H motto is ‘To make the best …

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    Happy National Ice Cream Day!

    That’s right! It’s National Ice Cream Day, and you know in 4-H we learn by doing.  So let’s beat the summer heat and make some ice cream! Ingredients 1 c. half-and-half 2 tbsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 3 c. ice 1/3 c. kosher salt Toppings of your choice Directions 1.     In a small …

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    Water Safety is Key to a Fun-Filled Summer at the Pool

    Summer is here!  As the long, hot days of summer move forward, there are many things to consider when it comes to children and water safety. Each summer we hear of tragic incidents of children drowning in pools, spas, and other bodies of water.  These tragedies may be avoided by following a few simple tips …

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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 the 2018 4-H Camp Timpoochee Staff!

    Your 2018 4-H Camp Staff has just finished a week of training where they learned all the skills they need to make your camp week the best ever!  Ms. Ariel, 4-H Camp Timpoochee’s Director, interviewed the staff so you could find out a little bit more about them.  She asked them their favorite song, favorite …

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    Meet the 2018 4-H Camp Cherry Lake Staff!

    Can you believe the first week of 4-H Camp is right around the corner?  Your 4-H Camp Cherry Lake staff has been training hard getting ready to make your camp week the best ever.  Ms. Neva Baltzell, 4-H Camp Cherry Lake’s Resident Director, is proud to introduce you to her camp staff. Sam, in his …

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    Meet A Graduating Senior: Max Scott

    It’s graduation season, and for many 4-H agents, this is a bittersweet time.  On the one hand we are seeing our senior 4-H’ers accomplish big goals and reach out to take hold of their dreams for the future.  On the other hand, it can feel like we’re losing them – or at least in their …

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    Starting Seeds for your Garden

    It seems like as the weather warms, we all start itching to get outside. A favorite outdoor project of many of our 4-H’ers is starting plants from seeds.  There is something exciting and satisfying about raising your own vegies or flowers from seed. If you’ve never started your own seedlings before, you’re in for a …

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    4-H Day at the Capitol- A Day for #TRUELEADERS

    4-H Day at the Capitol is a unique day where our State Capitol in Tallahassee is overrunning with a sea of 4-H green!  Youth from all 67 counties in Florida will travel to our Capitol on February 22nd to learn about their state government and experience the political process first hand.  Throughout the day, youth …

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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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