The 4-H Update
Sept 9, 2022
New to the 4-H Program? Learn the 4-H Pledge
I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living—for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
For more info. about the 4-H club program, contact Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feature of the Week
4-Her of the Week - Lili Rischling
Submit your 4-Her's prize winning project and picture at https://go.unl.edu/2022_fair
School Enrichment - NASA 4-H Virtual Science Sessions
The NASA Space Grant 4-H Virtual Science Sessions project offers a unique set of packaged lending resources to support teachers as they explore earth and space science with their youth! These supplemental resources are free of charge.
5 exciting NASA lesson plans for activities that highlight resources from the NASA Science Mission Directorate and Human Exploration and Operation Mission Directorate that were selected to best align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Nebraska Science Standards for middle school. The middle school science curriculum in Nebraska has a particularly strong focus on guiding students to understanding space and earth systems.
Read more and register your classroom at https://4h.unl.edu/nasa-4h-virtual-science-sessions
See all of Douglas-Sarpy's School Enrichment & Out-of-School https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/school-enrichment-out-of-school/
4-H Quilt Club
When: Tuesday, September 13*
Where: Celtic Quilter, 5080 S. 108th Street, Omaha
For more information, contact Club Leader Stephanie at (email@example.com).
*This club usually meets (third Tuesday of the month)
End of Year Banquet
When: October 18
Where: Sarpy County Fairgrounds
Join us for our annual event!
A light meal will be served. Special awards will be given and premium checks can be picked up.
Watch future newsletters for more information.
Pictured is Kate and Charlie at this year's State Fair. 4-H creates a natural opportunity for older members to mentor younger 4-Hers, building tomorrow's leaders.
Recycled Art Workshop
When: November 4, 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Douglas-Sarpy Extension Office, 8015 W Center Rd. Omaha, NE
Cost: Dependent on activities chosen. Each station is either $5 or $10
Ages welcome: 6-18\
Registration is due by October 21.
Register at https://go.unl.edu/registrationrecycledart
During the workshop, youth will learn about recycling and create their own recycled projects. They will use common materials in creative ways to make a desk organizer, a fabric flower, wall hanging, magazine mosaic, and wreath. There are five stations to choose from. Youth may participate in more than one station, but please don't sign them up for more than three. They have two hours to complete the projects that they then get to take home. Parents/guardians are encouraged to stay during the event to help youth complete the projects. All materials will be provided. To view examples of the projects, visit https://go.unl.edu/recycledart
Clover Kid Club
Parents and children ages 5-7 are invited to be a part of the Douglas-Sarpy 4-H Clover Kid Program.
Clover Kid Dates: Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2.
Time: 6-7 pm
Where: Nebraska Extension Douglas-Sarpy Counties; 8015 West Center Road, Omaha.
There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to preregister with Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate #4HWeek, October 2 - 8
National 4-H Week is October 2 - 8. This year, we're celebrating Opportunity4All! Take advantage of this week to highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in your community and showcase the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people. Join the conversation on social media and show us how your club is celebrating #4HWeek!
4-H State Rodeo
Saturday, October 8th, 2022
Lancaster Event Center- Lincoln, NE
Deadline for Entries, Horse ID forms, & Advancement Levels = SEPTEMBER 16TH
Entries are done online
Horse ID forms should be handed into county offices by September 16th.
Advancement levels will be checked after registration, as we will send out a verification doc. for county offices to confirm!
Youth must submit a 4-H Horse ID Form(s) and must have passed the corresponding Advancement Level in order to compete by the deadline SEPTEMBER 16TH
For more Information: https://4h.unl.edu/horse-rodeo
Annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium
The 18th Annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium (NYBLS) at the Animal Science Complex will be December 2 – 4, 2022. More details about the symposium and the application link can be found at go.unl.edu/nybls. Please note the application deadline of October 1st. If an individual is selected to participate, a $75 registration fee will be collected at that time. Please contact Alli Raymond at email@example.com with any questions.
2023 4-H Dates
- June 21 and Thursday, June 22, 2023 - Premier Animal Science Event (PASE) on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus
- August 2-6, 2023 - Sarpy County Fair
- Aug. 25 - Sep. 4, 2023 - Nebraska State Fair