The educational 4-H beef program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both beef subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications). Skills are learned under the direction of caring adults.
A series of hands-on workshops to provide instruction and encourage technology challenged adults to utilize computers. The workshops will be interactive, with the Floyd County 4-H Junior Leaders, Volunteers, and a Purdue Extension Educator teaching the course. iPads have been provided for classroom use thanks to a generous grant from the Horseshoe Foundation. Individuals may bring their own tablets as well.
The 4-H aerospace program provides youth with educational information about aerospace that develops project skills (i.e., principles of flight, model rocket construction, model rocket safety) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills). These fun-filled, hands-on learning experiences are provided with the plan of a caring adult will be helping the 4-H'er.
"How to" information for making and using icing as decoration for cakes, cookies, etc. A project that can be done individually or in a group. This activity, which can be enjoyed by families and friends, also is an introduction to a money making skill and career.
Genealogy helps young people know where their ancestors resided, traveled, and developed some family tradition.
The gardening project introduces youth to vegetable gardening. Youth will learn about planning a vegetable garden, planting, fertilizing, different vegetable pests, harvesting, storage techniques and careers.
Join Gina Anderson, Floyd County Agriculture and Natural Resources/Community Development Purdue Extension Educator, at Grant Line Nursery for some one-on-one classes that include a hands-on activity. The next scheduled class is on Tree Care on April 23, 2015.