Thank you to all who participated in the first all-virtual Junior Breeder Symposium on Saturday, March 27, 2021. If you missed the event, or want to try the Zoonosis Prevention game again, it is live now! The Kahoot quiz game can be played individually by clicking here. You may also go to kahoot.it and use Game PIN: 01733729. It is available through the above link until … [Read more...]
Have you ever thought about working with dogs in Africa?
Name: Paige Seitz Job Title: Livestock Guarding Dog Program Manager Organization: Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia, Africa Education/Degree: B.S. in Biology, specializing in Zoology Namibia is made up of farmland and as the human population grows, climate changes occur, and habitats change, the world not only changes for the people in it, but also for the animals that … [Read more...]
Online Animal Science Resources for Members and Leaders While Remote
Many 4H club leaders are having difficulty finding resources they can use during a virtual 4-H meeting or while members are learning about their projects at home. In a quick search, one can find some help. We have compiled a few of those resources here. Collection of Virtual Resources Compiled by Cornell University 4-H in New York has put together this great list of online … [Read more...]
Ideas to Make Virtual Club Meetings Fun and Educational
In this year of the coronavirus pandemic all 4-H staff and volunteers have had to pivot from in-person programs to virtual programs, AND so did the school system. Our 4-H members have had a double whammy of virtual programs and spend a lot of time on their computers. So, how do you continue to keep your members engaged in this environment? They might really want in-person 4-H … [Read more...]
Club Support: Three Online Courses on Food Safety and Microbiology
If you are looking for ways to supplement your 4-H club or other youth program in the area of Animal Science, Animal U by the Iowa State University has a wealth of interactive and educational resources. The web trainings here are educational yet highly accessible to youth audiences. Production livestock projects may benefit from asking youth to complete the Food Safety and … [Read more...]
Club Support: Animal Vital Signs Activity
Pennsylvania 4-H has a resource page of at-home 4-H activities that can be useful to 4-H clubs meeting remotely during COVID-19 social distancing. One series of at-home activities that may be assigned to club members this year is appropriate for companion animal projects as well as livestock: the Animal Vital Signs series: "Vital Information" - What is Normal? … [Read more...]
So You Want to Work in a Zoo?
This past July, 4-H Program Associates Amelia Valente and Brittany Rigg held a S.T.E.P (Short Term Exploratory Program) called Career Detectives. The mission of this program was to expose youth to zoo careers they might be interested in pursuing. Participants virtually connected with several professionals in the field, including Zoo Keepers, Behavioral Specialists, Water … [Read more...]
4-H Entries for Statewide Virtual Fair!
Calling all those in 4-H animal projects - there are multiple classes for each of you at the New Jersey 4-H Virtual Fair, but you only have a few more days to enter! All information (and a link for entries) is available at the 4-H fair's website. The many categories for project entries are outlined in the exhibitor’s guide, also available at the same site. While we hope … [Read more...]
Congratulations, Top-Scoring Clubs
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 … [Read more...]
Week #7 Activities – 4-H Animal Science
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 … [Read more...]