Welcome to our seventh and final week! We have returned to our original format – with one activity for each of our ten animal projects.
You have from now until the end of Friday, May 29 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. 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: A llama named Winter from Belgium has recently been in the news. Read this article to discover why scientists are studying antibodies from llamas and how they relate to COVID-19. Complete this Activity.
LEARN: Purdue Extension hosted a live session about dairy showmanship for 4-H members last week. You will view the recorded version to learn from a long-time dairy showman and judge. Complete this Activity.
TRAIN: In our second week together you had a chance to explore the wonderful videos on the AKC website to learn how to teach your dog a new trick. You will share your training progress and upload a photo of your dog learning one of these tricks. Complete this Activity.
EXPLORE: Not all goats are raised for milk or meat. In this video from Texas Farm Bureau, you will learn about Angora goats, which are raised for their fiber (mohair). Complete this Activity.
MEET: Hear from a herpetologist with the American Museum of Natural History as he discusses Cuba’s fascinating reptiles and amphibians. Complete this Activity.
Horse & Pony
TOUR: Have you ever seen a horse run on a treadmill? Through a quick tour of the equine exercise physiology lab at Rutgers, you’ll learn why scientists use treadmills to study horses. Complete this Activity.
EXPLORE: Learn about various breeds of chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys from a collection of videos put together by Ohio 4-H and the American Poultry Association. Complete this Activity.
WATCH: You will learn how to care for guinea pigs through this short video from a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University – you’ll also meet her guinea pig. Complete this Activity.
EVALUATE: Learn how to evaluate market lambs from this former livestock judging coach at Iowa State University. He’ll show you how to handle lambs to determine which one has the most muscling. Complete this Activity.
TOUR: You can’t take a field trip to a farm right now, but you can certainly visit one via a virtual 360 video tour. You will learn about large-scale hog production by visiting a high-tech farm in Canada. Complete this Activity.