Holmes County 4-H Program to Hold 4-H Open House in October

Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM.

 

 

 

The Holmes County 4-H Program through the University of Florida IFAS Extension - Holmes County Extension Office will hold a 4-H Open House on Tuesday evening, Oct. 9, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Holmes County Ag Center. 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.  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.  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.

Curious about what Holmes County 4-H has to offer?  Want to meet the new 4-H Agent from Holmes County?  Do you have questions about 4-H Camp Timpoochee?  Adults—have you ever thought about volunteering with a community organization but don’t know what will work for your schedule? Then drop by the Holmes County Ag Center on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to get involved.  There is no obligation to join 4-H but Holmes County 4-H is so sure you will love 4-H that you will want to join the 4-H family immediately.  



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