Welcome to the fourth week of our online learning!
You have from now until the end of Friday, May 8 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!
DISCOVER: We discuss alpaca fiber in It’s Shearing Time! Through a visit to Arrow Acres Farm in Monmouth County, you’ll discover how alpaca fiber is processed and used to make hats, scarves, sweaters, and more. Complete this Activity.
TOUR: This week’s virtual field trip is to Sugar Maple Jerseys, a dairy farm in Stockton, New Jersey. You’ll learn what it’s like to milk and care for a herd of Jersey cows. Complete this Activity.
EXPLORE: As we outlined in Examining the Many Breeds of Dogs, there are several interesting breeds – each with their own history, purpose, and personality. You will choose one breed to learn about, using information from the American Kennel Club and Animal Planet. Complete this Activity.
MEET: You’ll learn about baby goats by meeting three two-week-old kids as part of Ag in the Classroom from Cornell Cooperative Extension. Complete this Activity.
EXPLORE: Several of our blog posts have featured the efforts of local scientists to conserve amphibians and reptiles. You will explore fascinating amphibians and reptiles that are endangered or threatened in New Jersey. Complete this Activity.
Horse & Pony
JUDGE: This week you’ll judge a class of four horses and determine which ones you think are best. Once again, no experience necessary – give it a try! Complete this Activity.
OBSERVE: Last week you saw how a chick develops inside an egg over 21 days. This week, you’ll view some recently hatched chicks on the live 4-H EGG Cam from the University of Nebraska Extension. You’ll also see a chick peck out of an egg. Complete this Activity.
WATCH: Want to learn how 4-H members show rabbits? This video from the American Rabbit Breeders Association demonstrates the entire process, step by step. Complete this Activity.
ZOOM: Purdue Extension is hosting a live session about sheep showmanship for 4-H members on Tuesday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m. If you miss the live session, you may also view the recorded version after Tuesday. Complete this Activity.
DISCOVER: You’ll learn all about swine production through a fun and interactive lesson from Iowa State University. Complete this Activity.