Indiana Gov. Mike Pence issued a proclamation Monday (Oct. 3) declaring Oct. 3-7 4-H Week in Indiana. The Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program, a component of Purdue Extension, is one of the state's largest youth organizations, with more than 130,000 active members representing all 92 counties.
The Indiana Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) created a new Facebook page to announce national and state events. This national program developed through the 4-H Youth Development and FFA teaches wildlife identification, wildlife natural history and habitat management.
The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is the largest national environmental education program for youth ages 8-19 and has received the Conservation Education Award by The Wildlife Society. Check out this new video, publication and web site for more information.
A new educational exhibit aimed for kindergartners to fifth graders called "A Salamander Tale" is ready to be shipped around the country and spread amphibian awareness. Play the video game "Hellbender Havoc" which provides a fun and unique way to learn about hellbenders.
4-H'ers can complete their poultry projects even though the threat of the H5 avian influenza virus will prevent them from taking their birds to the Indiana county and state fairs this season, a Purdue Extension 4-H youth development specialist says.
Applications are now being accepted for the Indiana 4-H Dairy Youth Academy, a program for students in grades 10-12 who want to learn more about careers in the dairy industry.
Academy participants will meet industry professionals and attend workshops on farm management, veterinary medicine and agribusiness.
A Purdue University faculty member has prepared Indiana 4-H's first online curricula - and on the environmentally important sciences of weather, climate, soil and water. The curricula - Soil and Water Science and Weather and Climate Science - will help students in grades 3-12 nationwide learn about the topics that are increasing in interest among the public, said Natalie Carroll, a Purdue Extension specialist and youth development and agricultural education professor who developed the programs.