FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE NJ 4-H CONTEST, WE ARE NO LONGER AWARDING POINTS FOR WEEK #3 ACTIVITIES; HOWEVER, THE ACTIVITIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE
Welcome to the third week of our online learning!
You have from now until the end of Friday, May 1 to complete as many of these activities as you like. They are all optional, but you will earn up to 5 points for your club for each activity you complete. At the end of our seven weeks, the five top-scoring clubs will earn $200. We will also award up to 10 prizes of $100 to clubs scoring just outside of the top five. Good luck and enjoy learning and sharing about your project animals!
ZOOM: Purdue Extension is hosting a live session about llamas for 4-H members on Tuesday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m. Join youth from throughout the country to learn about llamas via Zoom. Complete this Activity.
WATCH: The Holstein Foundation has a wealth of resources for those interested in dairy cattle. In this activity, you’ll watch a brief video that demonstrates how 4-H members prepare to show their dairy animals. Complete this Activity.
DISCOVER: You probably already know that dogs have a powerful sense of smell, as we outlined in A Nose for Scent Work. In this activity you’ll discover scent work – a relatively new sport you can enjoy with your dog. Complete this Activity.
EXPLORE: There are several breeds of goats – each with their own history and distinguishing characteristics. You will choose one breed to learn about, using information from the American Dairy Goat Association. Complete this Activity.
PACK: Dr. Sara Ruane is a Rutgers professor who loves to learn about reptiles and amphibians. You will read about some of her world travels and see snakes, frogs, and other creatures that she has encountered along the way. What would you pack for a scientific expedition? Complete this Activity.
Horse & Pony
READ: Lord Nelson, a famous Rutgers Quarter Horse, has his own blog through the Rutgers Equine Science Center. You will visit Lord Nelson’s blog and choose one post to read – whatever interests you the most. Complete this Activity.
DISCOVER: Have you ever wondered how a chick develops inside an egg? This two-minute video highlights the entire 21-day process! Look inside to watch from the very beginning until it pecks its way out of the shell. Complete this Activity.
EXPLORE: In 2018 we introduced you to the fun sport of rabbit hopping, Hop to It – Rabbit Hopping and Agility. You will learn more about this competition from the Rabbit Hopping Society of Australia. Complete this Activity.
TOUR: You can’t take a field trip to a sheep farm right now, but you can certainly visit one via a virtual 360 video tour. You will learn about large-scale sheep production by visiting a high-tech farm in Canada. Complete this Activity.
LEARN: We introduced how pigs are identified in a previous post, I’m All Ears – Understanding the Universal Ear-Notching System for Swine. You’ll learn why pigs have notches in their ears and how to determine the ID #s represented by those notches. Complete this Activity.