The 4-H Update
Sept 16, 2022
New to the 4-H Program? Curious about what projects are there?
The 4-H Pick Your Project is an online project selection guide used to explore over 150 Nebraska 4-H projects and resources, and their related educational programs and opportunities. Explore and plan for next year at https://4hcurriculum.unl.edu/index.php/main/index
For more info. about the 4-H club program, contact Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org
State Fair Fashion Show Participants
4-H State Rodeo - Deadline is TODAY
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
Feature of the Week
Project Idea - Build a Bat House
Bat House Construction
Bat house construction and installation can be an environmentally friendly and rewarding activity. Putting up a bat house, however, does not guarantee that bats will use it. We don’t know exactly why bats dwell in one house and not another, but by following Extension's recommendations you can increase the likelihood that bats will live in your bat house. Learn about Bat House Construction and Installation at https://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/g1575.pdf
4-Her of the Week - Addy Negrete
See this area of the fairbook - https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/4-H/4h-sarpy-fair-clothing-shopping-2022.pdf. Addy is also pictured below interview judging her cooking project where she could talk to the judge about what she learned.
Submit your 4-Her's prize winning project and picture at https://go.unl.edu/2022_fair
School Enrichment - Bridges and Structures
For grades 3rd - 8th. Introduce your students to the exciting career of engineering as they develop abilities of technical design. Challenge your students to design a structure to meet a specific need. Students work cooperatively to build a structure and evaluate their design.
Learn more about this class and who to sign up here.
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, October 18*
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Celtic Quilter, 5080 S. 108th Street, Omaha
For more information, contact Club Leader Stephanie at (email@example.com).
*This club usually meets on the third Tuesday of the month.
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.
The 4-H STEM Challenge, Explorers of the Deep, focuses on the mysteries and adventures of ocean exploration–with robots! Young people learn how to use science, technology, engineering, and math to explore Earth’s Ocean and how it relates to all life on the planet. Explorers of the Deep consists of three activities that youth can do all at once or individually, making it highly adaptable for classrooms, after-school programs, clubs, and more! Learn more at 4-h.org/parents/4-h-stem-challenge.
Nebraska 4-H Foundation Charity Shoot
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!
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.
4-H Foundation Trail Ride
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