The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium will be held on Saturday, February 23, 9:15 am-3:45 pm at the Office of Government Services building located at 1200 North Delsea Drive in Clayton (Gloucester County).
The Symposium will provide an opportunity for 4-H members, leaders, and parents to participate in a variety of educational events. Workshops and activities planned include: art show; rabbit hopping workshop; egg and poultry workshops; rabbit care, conditioning, genetics, showmanship, breeds, and tattooing workshops; reptile workshop; small animal breeds and care workshops; and cavy showmanship and agility workshops.
This educational event is open to 4-H members, leaders, and parents who are involved in the rabbit, cavy, small animal, herpetology, and poultry 4-H project areas. The workshops to be offered in the four sessions include:
Session 1 Workshops: Cavy Agility, Poultry Showmanship, Rabbit Breeds, Beginner and Intermediate Rabbit Showmanship, Rabbit Hopping, and Rabbit Genetics
Session 2 Workshops: Poultry Parasites and Diseases, Cavy Showmanship, Rabbit Care, and Advanced Rabbit Management
Session 3 Workshops: Rabbit Hopping; Reptile Care, Management, and Exhibition; The Egg-ceptional Egg; Advanced Rabbit Showmanship; Breeds and Varieties of Small Animals and Cavy; and Rabbit Tattooing
Session 4 Workshops: Rabbit Judging, Small Animal and Cavy Care, Understanding the Rabbit Standards of Perfection Book, and Conditioning Your Rabbit for Show
The cost is $15.00 per person for youth and adults (includes lunch, registration for morning and afternoon workshops, and program supplies). To register, please complete the State 4-H Small Animal Project Educational Symposium Registration Form and the 4-H Event Permission Form.
The deadline for registration is February 11.
By Jeannette Rea Keywood, State 4-H Agent, Department of 4-H Youth Development, Rutgers Cooperative Extension