A total of 276 4-H members from 88 clubs participated in the 4-H Animal Science Blog Contest from April 10 through May 31, 2020 (keep reading for a list of the top 15 clubs).
These 4-H members evaluated classes of horses and livestock; visited a variety of farms, zoos, and museums; joined educational webinars with experts from across the country; developed new skills; and discovered online resources from eXtension and several of our land-grant university partners. They learned about animal breeds, care, nutrition, products, and training; met a variety of people involved in animal research and conservation; and explored animal science career opportunities and the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers. They also shared their favorite animal resources and club activities – some will be featured in upcoming blog posts!
Congratulations to all of our participants! Here are the 15 highest scoring clubs, based on member participation. The top five clubs will receive $200 mini-grants to support their efforts to learn and/or teach animal science (curriculum, guest speakers, field trips, educational workshops, exhibits, outreach, etc.). Clubs ranked 6th through 15th will each receive $100 mini-grants for the same purpose. We’ll be in touch soon to make arrangements with the club leaders.
|1||Essex Tech Club||Essex|
|5||Scales and Tails||Cape May|
|8||County Corners 4-H||Salem|
|9||Wags N’ Whiskers Dog Club||Somerset|
|10||Tails and Trails||Monmouth|
|11||14 Carrot Rabbit Club||Monmouth|
|14||Mt. Airy Dairy||Hunterdon|
|15||Heads and Tails||Gloucester|