Volunteering In The Panhandle

The Fun of Chocolate

With the passing of Valentine’s Day I hope that you have been able to enjoy a taste of chocolate. You have probably heard by now that chocolate is good for you. Do you believe it? This is a fact that is backed by research. Still most of us can’t help but be concerned about how …

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It’s Time To Hatch Some Chicken Eggs…..4-H Embryology is Fun For All

 Embryology is defined as science that deals with the study and development of an embryo.  In this project, participants will learn how life develops by observing chicken eggs that you will set in your incubator.  The 4-H club leader(s) as well as the youth will be responsible for the daily care of the incubator and …

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Simple Steps to Savings

With the holiday season wrapping up, are you finding yourself saying things like:  How did this happen? Why did I spend all that money?  I can’t believe I did.  Why did I wait until the last minute to shop? At least I found a great deal on that TV I’ve been eyeing. I don’t even …

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New 4-H Youth Protection Policy in Place

4-H Volunteers strive to provide safe and secure learning environments.   From time to time new laws regarding youth protection are considered by federal and/or state lawmakers.  As these new laws and regulations are passed their effects are wide-felt, and often they reach into the 4-H program.  One such federal regulation on youth protection was recently …

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Including Youth in Your Holiday Traditions

Thanksgiving is a time of family traditions, reflection and thankfulness! Remember to include children in the planning and preparation. In 4-H, we stress learn by doing and want to encourage you to consider that motto. Children love being included that inspires their creativity, imagination and sense of belonging. Being involved teaches life skills, such as …

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Explore and Create with Nature at your 4-H Club Meetings

As the autumn temperatures continue to fall, and we fill our days and evenings with more time outside, many of us yearn to enjoy the natural beauties of the environment without the humidity, extreme heat, and summer insects. During the activity portion of each 4-H Club meeting is a great time to explore and create …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/22/explore-and-create-with-nature-at-your-4-h-club-meetings/

4-H Alert! Fall Herbs are a Black Swallowtail’s Delight

All of you 4-H members with fall herb gardens: Would you be willing to sacrifice your apiaceous herbs to the Black Swallowtail Caterpillar?   Busily devouring dill and fennel, the lime green, black striped caterpillars in the UF IFAS Extension Washington County Office have quickly become a popular attraction.  It is fortunate that the South’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/08/4-h-alert-fall-herbs-are-a-black-swallowtails-delight/

Teen Volunteers: Impacting Their Communities

John G. Lilly jgl@ufl.edu Jefferson County Extension Director/4-H Agent Young people in 4-H are committed to improving their communities. Dr. Richard Lerner, and the team at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University highlights a notable trend. 4-H youth are three times more likely to actively contribute to their communities when …

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4-H National Youth Science Day

Looking at two different plans designed by group Drawing a map layer Teens and staff training to teach NYSD Material     October 6-12 was National 4-H Week, and more than 6 million young people across the country celebrated the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and the incredible 4-H’ers …

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Benefits of Volunteering With 4-H

Volunteer teaching local youth how to build underwater robots. The goal of 4-H is to teach youth life skills.  In so doing, we find that we also equip them with marketable skills, a sense of belonging, and a sense of self-worth, each of which makes them more apt to be successful.  However, besides the most …

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