Local 4-H offers youth opportunities via workshops

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[March 11, 2023]  Enhance your project skills or try something new that sparks your interest at one of these workshops. Workshops are FREE and open to youth ages 8-18 in Logan, Menard, and Sangamon counties.

Find details and registration at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1777447560 

March 12, 1:00-3:00 PM, Union Hall in Atlanta

Understand weather terminology, compare climates, learn what weather alerts mean, careers in weather and use the Beaufort Wind Speed Scale to determine wind speed. Mike Albano from the National Weather Service in Lincoln will be the guest presenter.

Animal Science
April 16, 1:00-3:00 PM, Union Hall in Atlanta

Learn about different animal species, and the roles animals have in society. Learn about body systems and organs, and study animal behaviors.

Civic Engagement/Intercultural
May 21, 1:00-3:00 PM, Union Hall in Atlanta

We are part of a big world. Explore new cultures from anywhere you choose, even different cultures right here in the United States.

4-H Family Food Challenge
Sunday, March 26

Do you like to whip up your own recipes? Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Do you dream of competing in one of those reality show cooking competitions? 4-H members can participate with their family, as a club, or as a small group on March 26, 4:30-6:00 PM at the Logan Extension Office (980 N. Postville Drive, Lincoln). There is a 2-person minimum and 5-person maximum per team. Get creative with your team’s name or have fun dressing up to match your team’s name. Participation includes preparing a dish with mystery ingredients - no recipes needed. Teams will present their dish to a set of mystery judges and prizes will be awarded based on best presentation, taste, quality, team theme, and teamwork. The first 12 teams will receive a spot on a first come, first served basis by registering by March 16. This event is sponsored by the Logan County 4-H Ambassadors. Any 4-H family from Logan, Menard, or Sangamon County is welcome to participate. Find details and registration at http://extension.illinois.edu/.../2023-03-26-4-h-family...

Logan/Menard/Sangamon 4-H Public Speaking Contest
Thursday, March 30th

4-H'ers prepare and present a speech on any topic that sparks their interest. Our local contest will be Thursday, March 30, 6:00 PM at the Sangamon Extension Office, and members of a local Toastmasters club will be in attendance as a supportive audience to listen to you.

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The very best presentations will be chosen to advance to the State 4-H Public Speaking Contest on Saturday, April 29, in Champaign. The public is welcome to attend or interested families to see what is involved with the public speaking project.

4-H International Night
Monday, April 17th

Join us for an evening of learning and sharing about cultures around the world at the Logan/Menard/Sangamon 4-H International Night – Monday, April 17, 6-8 PM at the Sangamon Extension Office. Talk to your club leader about participating as a group or register to participate as an individual. Participation includes a display about your county and an informal presentation on the most interesting things you learned. Countries are “claimed” on a first come, first served basis by registering by April 10. Details and registration at go.illinois.edu/LMSinternational2023 The public is welcome to attend or interested families to see what is involved with international night program.

ABOUT ILLINOIS 4-H: Illinois 4-H is the flagship youth development program of University of Illinois Extension and administered through the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences.4-H grows true leaders, youth who are empowered for life today and prepared for a career tomorrow. The hands-on approach in 4-H gives young people guidance, tools and encouragement, and then puts them in the driver’s seat to make great things happen. Independent research confirms the unparalleled impact of the 4-H experience, demonstrating that young people are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

ABOUT EXTENSION: Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities.

[Carissa Davis, 4-H Extension Educator, Logan, Menard & Sangamon Counties]


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