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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being conducted consistent with the latest official state guidance. WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers are following protocols for vaccination, masking, distancing and hygiene. If this office is not open to the public, we are available during normal business hours via email, phone, and web conference.

Virtual 4-H Programs

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

Parent Resources

Caring For Your Family During COVID-19

This is a helpful list of tips for making the coronavirus crisis easier for children: https://www.mercycorps.org/blog/tips-helping-children-through-crisis?akid=10754.158011.NzBj4p&rd=1&source=ES0WUMSTZMNZZ0416201&t=4&utm_campaign=covid-19&utm_content=covid-19%2Bkids%2Bcultivation%2Bapr%2B16%2B2020&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cultivation

 

Tools For Supporting Emotional Wellbeing in Children and Youth Are Now Available from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

While fewer children and youth have been sick with COVID-19 compared to adults, the COVID-19 pandemic has still had a major impact on their lives. Though typically resilient to everyday stressors, children and youth are dealing with new challenges due to COVID-19, like social distancing, changes to their routines, and a lost sense of security and safety, making them especially vulnerable to feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has developed tools to support emotional well-being in children and youth.  The tools on the webpage were created to teach skills that can help children and youth cope with some of the challenges associated with the pandemic, such as:

  • Changes in their routines
  • Breaks in continuity of learning
  • Breaks in continuity of health care
  • Missed significant life events
  • Lost security and safety

The tools can be accessed by clicking the following link: https://www.nap.edu/resource/other/dbasse/wellbeing-tools/interactive/?ct=t(wellbeing-tools-announcement)

 

 

 

 

Events

WHERE WILL THE GALACTIC QUEST TAKE YOU?

Space Cadet, your mission is launching…Welcome to Galactic Quest, the 2021 4-H STEM Challenge.

 

The four activities in this kit will take kids on a journey from a first look at the stars to cultivating crops on a far-off planet, all while offering kids fun ways to explore different aspects of STEM career pathways!

For a limited time, get $5 off educator kids and $3 off family kits thanks to our signature partner, The United States Space Force.

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2021 4-H STEM Challenge

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

Click here for 4-H at Home

Explore 4-H WSU Extension Facebook Page 

 

Bring the Magic of Summer Camp Right to Your Home!
The National 4-H Council is proud to partner with the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program in bringing The Camp Grant Walker 4-H Youth Academy’s “Camp-in-a-Box” program nationwide! Our first box option includes materials and activities that will encourage youth to explore their natural surroundings and inspire them to create unique artworks! Proceed from the purchase of this kit, will go back to support Camp Grant Walker.
GRAB YOUR ARTS & CRAFTS CAMP-IN-A-BOX TODAY!

 

 

VeryWell Family features a list of 100 Fun Summer Ideas for Kids and Parents by Laureen Miles Brunelli Click Here

 

63 Easy Science Experiments to Do at Home

Here is a Project from JOANN’s on how to make a pillow. Click Here 

This OMSI science video invite you to observe animals and make a bar graph: Click here to watch the video

Learning links from WSU Extension

Here’s an OMSI science video on how to learn basic knot tying: Click here to watch 

Click here for ideas for learning at home, including STEM, maker spaces, robotics, coding, virtual field trips, and hands-on 4-H activities.

 

Games and activities from Asphalt Green: REP IT OUT! From a Distance Click Here, this includes a variety of games that allow for proper distancing and don’t require any shared equipment. “Gold!”

 

Summer Activity Guide find theme-based lesson plans by age group from 50 State Afterschool Network and Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network. Click Here

 

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-   Click Here

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: Click Here

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

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

International Children’s Art Network, courtesy of All Classical radio: Click Here 

World Wildlife

Here are environmental education activities from Project Learning Tree: Click Here

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: Click Here

Click Here for Project Learning Tree activities for families to do at home and in the backyard.

 

Here are science activities from the Exploratorium (San Francisco) which deal with natural phenomena and are inexpensive to do: https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks

 

 

Here are bird and ecology activities for kids from the Audubon Society: https://www.audubon.org/get-outside/activities/audubon-for-kids