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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

Wildfires

Oregon State University Extension Shares Information Regarding Animal Exposure to Wildfire Smoke.

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

This OMSI science video invite you to observe animals and make a bar graph: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yXxQN5SQIY&feature=youtu.be

Learning links from WSU Extension

Here’s an OMSI science video on how to learn basic knot tying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1UCOfn0zhU&feature=youtu.be

https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://schoolsoutwashington.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0a684da4c7c16fcd099da8084&id=6ad5d821bd&e=b43df0eda3__;!!JmPEgBY0HMszNaDT!-T2W7aGiIQt0dVdD6gVhCNLZUNuIcpEjKi4SQ4VOLv-it7-fV23b2mXR7kTjpg$>, 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 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://schoolsoutwashington.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0a684da4c7c16fcd099da8084&id=6055b7fe60&e=b43df0eda3__;!!JmPEgBY0HMszNaDT!-T2W7aGiIQt0dVdD6gVhCNLZUNuIcpEjKi4SQ4VOLv-it7-fV23b2mWH83Oukw$> includes a variety of games that allow for proper distancing and don’t require any shared equipment. “Gold!”

 

Summer Activity Guide https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://schoolsoutwashington.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0a684da4c7c16fcd099da8084&id=07525222c4&e=b43df0eda3__;!!JmPEgBY0HMszNaDT!-T2W7aGiIQt0dVdD6gVhCNLZUNuIcpEjKi4SQ4VOLv-it7-fV23b2mVnwSlM8Q$> – Find theme-based lesson plans by age group from 50 State Afterschool Network and Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network.

 

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

 

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