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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.

4-H Events and Opportunities

Looking for 4-H Members with Singing and Speaking Skills
For the past couple of years Summit Spirits and Panorama 4-Paws have volunteered to serve and help out the Veterans Dinner held at the Ag Trade Center in November. This year the sponsoring group has asked 4-H for two additional youth with some specific skills – they are looking for a teen to sing the National Anthem and a Cloverbud to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble. If you or someone in your club would be interested send me an email at sgordon@wsu.edu and I will start a list and share information on the process as it becomes available. This is a great opportunity to showcase 4-H’s community involvement.

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Training
Coupon Order Form
Instructions for Online Registration
In person YQCA training is currently on hold until social distancing measures are relaxed. If you need to complete YQCA training there is a special online opportunity during the month of April (April 1 – April 30). YQCA will be offering a 25% discount on web-based training, making  it $9. Those wishing to take part in the flash sale will need to purchase $9 web-based training coupons from YQCA. Once the order form and proof of payment is received, coupons will be issued and returned to the purchaser within 3-5 business days. Coupons MUST be put towards a web-based training in the month of April 1-30. This flash sale will be offered in April only.

So what do you receive with web-based training? Each session purchased includes three modules – a knowledge builder, a skills lab, and a quiz. The knowledge builder is where content is delivered, the skills lab provides an opportunity to apply the content, and the quiz tests knowledge. To receive a certification, an 80% must be achieved on the 10-question quiz for each of 3 topic areas (food safety, animal well-being, and lifeskills).

    • These modules, completed in their entirety, will provide 2-3 hours of an experience for users.
    • Characters at each age level to guide youth through the course
    • Free navigation within the course so youth can spend as much or as little time on a particular topic based upon their personal needs
    • Variety of learning opportunities to accommodate various learning styles and modalities
    • Audio button on each slide so youth can listen to audio rather than read the on-screen text.
    • Features of the online modules include:
      • Users may revisit modules anytime during their year of certification, and
      • They can repeat the modules purchased for additional learning opportunities and to use as a resource.

EVENT CANCELLED: NE WA Fair Dinner and Auction – May 9

EVENT CANCELLED: Camp Princess Pine Open House – May 30
We hope to reschedule a summer date so stay tuned. In the meantime it’s not too late to schedule a date for your club to use the camp at no charge. Contact Jody Hoffman at 684-5977 to check on available dates. Did you know Stevens County 4-H Leader’ Council owns a camp? No? Then you are in for a surprise because they do. 4-H Camp Princess Pine is located on the shores of Lake Thomas north of Colville. There are 40 acres of camp buildings, lake frontage, and forestland. If you haven’t been there or even if you have, we would like to invite you to an Open House at the camp on Saturday, May 30 (cancelled watch for new date) beginning at 11 am. The camp is available for 4-H club use at no charge. The camp includes a large common hall with kitchen and dining area on the main floor and bathrooms and sleeping areas in the basement. There are also several sleeping cabins. Outside venues include an amphitheater, volleyball court, basketball hoops, and a dock on the lake.

4-H Fishing Derby – June 6
Get your fishing poles ready for a morning of fishing and natural resource fun at the annual Fishing Derby set for Saturday, June 6 from 9 am – 1 pm at 4-H Camp Princess Pine on Lake Thomas. The Fishing Derby is open to all youth ages 15 and younger. The day includes a casting contest and other natural resource activities. Of course, there will be lots of fishing. Prizes and snacks will be provided. The Lake Roosevelt Walleye Club will host the casting contest with prizes. Adults are encouraged to attend and help their children. The fishing derby is free to attend and will be held rain or shine, so plan on joining the fun. Make sure you bring your life jacket. Event partners include WSU Stevens County Extension 4-H, the U.S. Forest Service (Colville National Forest), Stevens County Conservation District, and the Lake Roosevelt Walleye Club. For more information or to sign up contact WSU Stevens County Extension at 684.2588.