Upcoming Summer Fun Programs

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Garden Jump Start

Ages: 5 – 10
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
This Wednesday we will be learning about transplanting. We will talk about how to successfully take a young plant from a store-bought container, or small starter pot to the ground or a larger pot.

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Pre-registration is required the evening before the program starts.

Recommended Materials (Children can participate without all recommended materials, but it is more fun with the necessary supplies.)

  • small/young seedling (can be a vegetable, herb, or flower)
  • large pot or place in the garden
  • potting soil
  • pitcher or jug to use as a watering can
  • pencil
  • print outs of the garden journal (will be emailed to participants after registration)
  • Scratch paper

Invasion of the Toads

It isn’t a 4-H Summer without engineering challenges. This summer is no different. Every week we will have an engineering challenge, from mechanical engineering, to environmental engineering, to biomedical engineering, and acoustical engineering. We will meet together through Zoom to learn about the fundamentals of engineering, how to apply those to real-world problems, and use critical thinking to design, construct, and refine our solutions. Then participants will have a week to use the supplies in the kits they will receive to engineer their own solution to the challenge.

Our first challenge is INVASION OF THE TOADS!!!

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Pre-registration is required the evening before the program begins.

Invasion of the Toads
We will be learning about how invasive non-native species affect the native and environment, and exploring how mechanical engineers can help capture and control invasive species. We will begin by designing traps for an invasive species of toads.

Please take a look at the recommended materials list! You are welcome to participate without the materials, but will be unable to do the activities with us.

Recommended Materials

  • roll of string
  • scissors
  • roll of tape
  • 2 hand towels
  • 2 paper cups
  • 2 shoeboxes
  • 8 straws
  • 10 dominoes
  • 24 clothespins
  • small stuffed animal
  • crayons
  • pencil
  • print outs of engineering journal (will be emailed after registration)

Can You Catch Them All

We’ve learned about invasive species, and made a few traps, but can you make them better. Join us to work on your engineering skills by designing and constructing your own toad trap.

Ages: 5- 10

Recommended Materials (Children can participate without all recommended materials, but it is more fun with the necessary supplies.)

  • 1 rolls of string
  • 1 empty boxes
  • 2/3 hand towels or small pieces of fabric
  • 8 pairs of scissors
  • 1 rolls of masking tape roll of string
  • 1 rulers or meter sticks
  • 4 dowels, ¼” diameter
  • 2/3 paper/cardboard sheets
  • 12 table tennis balls
  • 15 clothespins
  • 15 paper cups
  • 15 paper towel tubes
  • 15 rubber bands
  • 1 package dominoes
  • 1 package craft sticks
  • 1 box paper clips
  • 1 package straws
  • 1 package pipe cleaners
  • print outs of engineering journal (will be emailed after registration)

Registration is required the evening before each workshop.

When: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Time: 2–3:30 p.m.

Where: Online via Zoom (videos will be available for those who can’t access Zoom)

Cost: Free

Summer Fun – Fall Harvest

Tiny seed planted in the summer can result in lots of fall deliciousness. We will be talking about what to plant, how to prep seeds, and how to make sure you are giving your seeds the proper amount of space and depth to grow properly.

When: July 21, 2020
Time: 2–3:30 p.m.
Ages: 5-10
Where: Online via Zoom (videos will be available for those who can’t access Zoom)
Cost: Free

Registration is required the evening before each workshop.

Recommended Materials (Children can participate without all recommended materials, but it is more fun with the necessary supplies.)

  • fall seeds (collards, autumn squash, mums)
  • large pot or place in the garden
  • potting soil
  • pitcher or jug to use as a watering can
  • pencil
  • print outs of the garden journal (will be emailed to participants after registration)
  • Scratch paper

Creepy Crawlies

We’ve planted and transplanted, dug our hands down in the dirt, and now are filled with anticipation. However, while we weed and water, there are some garden friends that also help our seeds and plants along. Join us to learn how bees, worms, and other creepy crawlies help our garden grow.

Ages: 5- 10

Recommended Materials (Children can participate without all recommended materials, but it is more fun with the necessary supplies.)

  • pencil
  • print outs of the garden journal (will be emailed to participants after registration)
  • Scratch paper
  • the Kahoot guide (will be emailed after registration)

Registration is required the evening before each workshop.

When: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Time: 2–3:30 p.m.

Where: Online via Zoom (videos will be available for those who can’t access Zoom)

Cost: Free

What’s Up With Mummies!!!

In 4-H we love all kinds of science, even the gross science!!! We also love MUMMIES!!! Join us to learn how mummies are made, where they can be found, and how to make your own mummies at home.

Pre-registration is required the evening before the program begins.

Please take a look at the recommended materials list! You are welcome to participate with out the materials, but will be unable to do the activities with us.

Recommended Materials

  • 2 fresh apples
  • large box of table salt
  • large box of epsom salts
  • large box of baking soda
  • a knife
  • eight 12 oz disposable plastic cups
  • measuring cup
  • large mixing bowl
  • masking tape
  • sensitive balance scale or food scale (optional)
  • pen/marker
  • pencil
  • printouts of the mummification journal
  • scratch paper

*If you have two or youth in your family/home participating materials can be shared.

Registration is required the evening before the program begins.

When: Thursday, August 6th

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Online via Zoom (videos will be available for those who can’t access Zoom)

Cost: Free