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Watermelon Contest

It is once again time for the Watermelon Growing Contest sponsored by the Georgia Fruits and Vegetables Growers Association and the Georgia Watermelon Association.  This contest offers 4-H’ers a chance to learn skills of farm management, along with initiative, self-reliance, and preparation skills.  We are happy to announce this competition is now…
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Extension R.E.A.D.S.

The Goal of Extension R.E.A.D.S. is to promote youth literacy by extending the reach of the Read Across America imitative. The Extension R.E.A.D.S website includes FREE resources that can be used at home, during 4-H Club Meetings, independent learning time during afterschool programs, and educational tools to teach youth new…
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Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)

Coordinated by the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), the Conservation Education Conference on Virtual Learning is a great professional development opportunity from the comfort of your office.  Meet informal educators from around the nation as the discussion centers on virtual learning and engagement.  While the focus will be…
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Mission Make-It

Hosted since 2016, Mission Make-It: The Georgia 4-H Engineering Challenge is a non-competitive engineering event for middle school students.  Based on extensive feedback from the Mission Make-It planning committee, I am pleased to share the upcoming timelines related to Mission Make-It: Upcoming Virtual Engineering Opportunity: The March 27, 2021 MMI…
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American Ninja Warrior

Michigan 4-H is inviting youth and families to participate in an awesome opportunity to hear from 2020 American Ninja Warrior Champion Daniel Gil. He will speaking about overcoming obstacles on Wednesday, March 24th at 6:30 pm. Register at https://bit.ly/ninjagil I really think teens will be interested in listening to Daniel…
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21st Century Leaders

The following program is not coordinated through UGA or Georgia 4-H but provides high school teens an opportunity to build their leadership skills through a virtual event this summer. Applications are due March 1st. Please read below to learn more and for promotion considerations. The mission of 21st Century Leaders…
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Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

UGA Marine Extension is offering its annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (YOCS) as a free virtual event this spring.  YOCS is a program for current middle and high school students that will be March 20 (from 10:00am-3:00pm) and March 21 (from 1:00pm-3:30pm).  This event will allow participants to: Learn about…
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Pop Up Training Opportunities!

Next week there will be two opportunities to gain some new ideas and techniques for working with youth in virtual settings.  Michelle Cummings of Training Wheels will conduct two one-hour trainings to help you connect with your audience and to help you understand better what they are learning after you…
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4-H Virtual Scince Sessions

A growing body of research suggests that after-school/informal learning time (as opposed to classroom instruction) impacts a young person’s decisions relating to STEM-related careers … what an incredible privilege we have as 4-H professionals to expose young people to science! Over 1,000 people have experienced our live Zoom into Science…
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