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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Virtual 4-H Programs

Program Contact: Jennifer Leach, 4-H Youth Development Faculty
360-577-3014 x 4 • jleach@wsu.edu

4-H Thank You Campaign- Somer Meade created electronic templates for us. Click the link to view the 4-H pre-made thank you cards. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ueVVBE8i4jcxMnfDEOl6Oq4gdOr0OyOf

Teen Opportunities

Dear 4-H high school youth,

Virtual STAC Registration is Open! 😊 Attached is the 2020 STAC Information Packet. It outlines the daily schedule as well as what to expect at this year’s event (Election process, Variety Show submission, Workshops, Service Learning, etc). We had an amazing response from 4-H educators and UI faculty who are helping to provide workshops for this event! A lot of thought, time and heart went into this planning and we hope the youth participating will enjoy the experience.

About the Idaho 4-H State Teen Association Convention (STAC) A four-day educational event focusing on post-secondary and career exploration. 4-H youth are provided the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities including educational workshops; community and campus tours; service-learning projects; state elections; on-campus living; and networking with peers from around the state.

Virtual STAC 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving to an online virtual format for this year. It is our goal to continue to provide a high-quality, interactive opportunity to preserve the integrity and mission of STAC. This year, Virtual STAC will include:

o   2-hour sessions will be offered each morning including business meetings, speakers, activities and more. Each session will be hosted by a team of teens

o   60-minute afternoon sessions where participants can choose workshop or service opportunities

  • Clover Connection Celebration

Who Can Attend

  • Youth who have completed the 8th – 12th grades
  • Idaho and Washington 4-H Members (Washington State University is sending youth to Virtual STAC.
  • Washington delegates are welcome to participate in all STAC activities except for the Idaho 4-H State Teen Association Officer elections.)

Activities

Delegates will take part in scheduled educational workshops, business meetings, and social activities. See the daily schedule for more detailed information below.

Registration

  • No Cost to Attend
  • Early Bird May 15 – June 8, 2020.

o (Free Event T-Shirt to the first 300 youth who register by Early Bird Deadline!)

Kim Belanger

WSU Asotin County 4-H Program Coordinator WSU Asotin County Food $ense Educator PO Box 9/ 135 2nd Ave Asotin, WA  99402

(509)243-2009

Participating in 4-H before Phase 4 do’s and don’ts

Information about what can be done and not done in 4-H until Phase 4

Message from the 4-H Youth Development program

Equity and Racial Justice Message from WSU State 4-H Office

Animal Project

For your members who have animal projects—please be familiar with this information. It is from Washington State Department of Agriculture and put together by Dr. Susan Kerr, DVM and WSU Livestock and Dairy Extension Specialist Professor Emerita.

WSDA Group Care of Livestock

Group Care of Livestock Instructions

Group care of Livestock Schedule

Care Taker Contact List

C and D  Protocol 

Activities

Here is a dynamic website with curricula and activities (and some activities that are PDF’s not just links)  that are research based and from trusted sources.  That’s was put together by Kevin Wright, Director

Learning Links from WSU Extension King County-   https://extension.wsu.edu/king/4-h/learning-links-4-h-and-more/

Browse free educational resources from WWF’s Wild Classroom, including species lessons, toolkits with fun activities and games, and expert webinars to bring conservation and science to life in your home. Explore conservation activities for kids

National Geographic’s kids’ site: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com

Sign-up Genius has offered a very good list of creative activities!

https://www.signupgenius.com/home/fun-things-to-do-family.cfm?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Participant

Microsoft Office has provided templates for a number of activities, especially coloring and puzzles.

https://templates.office.com/en-us/collection-family-activities

International Children’s Art Network, courtesy of All Classical radio:https://icanradio.org/

Learning History & Creative Arts While at Home

Recommended Age: Grades 3-12

Courtesy of Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia 4‑H

In this reflective history and creative arts activity, kids use the resource guide and online video provided by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to reflect on and learn about the history of the music.

Learn the History of Music

Virtual 4‑H Space Camp

Recommended Age: Grades 3-5

Courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas 4‑H

Sign up for interactive experiments with educational and how-to videos that cover the topics of space rovers, space foods, space rockets, and space rockstars.

Sign Up for Space Camp

Plant a Seed for Tomorrow

Recommended Age: Grades Pre-K – 12

Courtesy of Purdue Extension, Indiana 4‑H

Strengthen your green thumb by registering for Plant a Seed for Tomorrow. The free six-week course that will teach you and your family how to grow your own at-home garden – from site selection all the way to harvesting!

Register for Free Gardening Classes

Cloverbud Click It, Print It, Do it

Recommended Age: Grades K-2

Courtesy of Ohio State University Service, Ohio 4‑H

This list of 50 different hands-on, creative activities is perfect for teaching younger kids basic skills for everyday life.

Start Learning with Your Little One

Lots of resources are found on this North American Association of Environmental Education website!

https://naaee.org/eepro/resources/virtual-tours-and-field-trips

World Wildlife

Here are environmental education activities from Project Learning Tree: https://www.plt.org/activities-for-families/

Nuhop’s “At- Home” Outdoor Education

Here is a collection of science games which can be downloaded from the Smithsonian Science Education Center’s Game Center. They are designed for K-12 students: http://ssec.si.edu/game-center/

Here are Project Learning Tree activities for families to do at home and in the backyard: https://www.plt.org/educator-tips/activities-to-do-with-children-at-home