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Recycling & Environment

March 2, 2015

Recycling our Environment


Division/Grade
Division I (Grade 3-5)
Division II (Grade 6-8)
Division III (9-12)

Recycling can be considered as “Any Other Craft” project for a State Fair entry, however a Champion placing does NOT mean it will automatically be going to the State Fair.

Turn in Manual with project
ALL DIVISIONS: With each exhibit include an illustrated notebook. Explain your exhibit and activities completed from your manual. Include your record sheet and project manuals in your exhibit notebook or on your poster along with a description of materials used and how you made your project. Each year your notebook should include you previous year's work in the back.

Exhibit
Will be judged by the following guidelines:
1. Exhibit (75%)
a. Originality of 4-H Exhibit
b. Choice of Materials
c. Workmanship
d. Usefulness
e. Creativity of Project
f. Information Card Attached
2. Notebook/Poster (25%)
a. Project Activity Book in your notebook
b. Project Plan Devised
c. Record Sheet including activities completed.
d. Pictures describing activities project

DIVISION I
1. Complete at least three (3) activities each year in the manual.
2. Read all information sheets in the manual.
3. Prepare exhibit and notebook and/or poster for 4-H Fair. Follow general poster rules. (Attach an information card to project.) Include completed record sheet.
4. Give demonstration to a group of at least three (3) people on recycling, waste reduction, over packaging, natural resources, or composting.
5. Gain knowledge in:
o Environmental Awareness
o Natural Resources
o Basic Recycling Techniques

Exhibit
Display not to exceed 24” x 24”. Make something from old paper or paper related products such as old corrugated boxes or chipboard boxes (like cereal, shoe, or detergent boxes) or out of any plastic.
Also include your notebook &/or poster at the fair.

DIVISION II
1. Complete at least three (3) activities each year in the manual.
2. Read all information sheets in the manual.
3. Prepare exhibit and notebook and/or poster for 4-H Fair. Follow general poster rules. (Attach an information card to project.) 
4. Give demonstration to a group of at least three (3) people on recycling, waste reduction, over packaging, natural resources, or composting. 
5. Gain knowledge in: 
o Composting and Vermi-Composting 
o Home and School Recycling 
o Purchasing Awareness (Green Habits and Pre-Cycling) 

Exhibit
Display not to exceed 24” x 24”. Make something from old clothing, old furniture items, bottles, or cans; or discarded mechanical parts or equipment. Also include your notebook &/or poster at the fair.


DIVISION III
1. Complete at least three (3) activities each year in the manual.
2. Read all information sheets in the manual.
3. Prepare exhibit and notebook and/or poster for 4-H Fair. Follow general poster rules. (Attach an information card to project.)  
4. Give demonstration to a group of at least three (3) people on recycling, waste reduction, over packaging, natural resources, or composting.
5. Gain knowledge in:
o Community Environmental Awareness
o Regulators and Hazardous Wastes

Exhibit
Display not to exceed 24” x 24”. Make something of your choice from any recyclable item. Also include your notebook &/or poster at the fair.

NO STATE FAIR EXHIBIT

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