Holmes County 4-H Program to Hold 4-H Open House on October 9

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University of Florida IFAS Extension
Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 11:33 AM.

This event is FREE and open to all Holmes County youth ages 5-18 and their families that are interested in joining 4-H, as well as individuals interested in volunteering in the program.

The new Holmes County 4-H Agent, Niki Crawson, will be available during this event for questions, suggestions, and to get feedback from local youth and parents on what they would like the local 4-H program to explore for the 2012-2013 4-H Program Year.

A variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations of past events and activities will be set up for youth to explore. In addition, youth and volunteers will be able to enroll/re-enroll in the 4-H community through online enrollment assistance during the Open House.

“4-H programming offers more than just animals and barns.  A variety of fun, educational, social, and engaging activities are offered through Holmes County 4-H such as shooting sports (archery), science and technology, sewing, and cooking,” said Crawson. “This year, the Holmes County 4-H is very excited to introduce SeaPerch, an innovative underwater robotics program that allows youth to learn to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).”

Youth can build a ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. 

“It is fun, challenging, and inspires youth to utilize teamwork and creativity to problem-solve,” said Crawson. “Interested in learning more about SeaPerch?  Great, because the Holmes County 4-H is currently looking for youth and adults to assist in this new program.”

If you are curious about what Holmes County 4-H has to offer, want to meet the new 4-H Agent from Holmes County or if you have questions about 4-H Camp Timpoochee, Crawson said this is a great opportunity for find out more.

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