Spring Virtual 4-H Opportunities

The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the 2021 Spring edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

Spring 4-H Opportunities

Develop Stronger Communication Skills

Effective communication skills are more important than ever in today’s environment. The 4-H Communications Event provides youth the opportunity to practice public speaking skills and receive positive, constructive suggestions for improvement.

The Oldham County 4-H Communications Event will be held virtually this year. Categories for participating in the event are demonstrations, speeches, and mock interviews. Speech and demonstration entries will be submitted by prerecorded video. Mock Interviews will be held via Zoom. Entries are due by March 31. Participants have the opportunity to advance to district and state competitions.

For more information contact the Extension office via amy.logsdon@uky.edu or (502) 222-9453.

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4-H Art Workshop Series

Budding young artists ages nine to eighteen are invited to participate in a three-part, hands-on Art Workshop series. Kits will be available for pickup from the Extension office. The groups meets over Zoom from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:

April 13: Two-Point Perspective
April 20: Pen & Ink
April 27: Calligraphy

Registration is required via phyllis.mills@uky.edu or (502) 222-9453.

Note: due to the reopening of schools, the time for the Art Workshop Series has been changed from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Cooking With Adelle

Know a young person who loves to cook? Oldham County 4-H has two upcoming opportunities they do not want to miss. Adelle Minor, 4-H member and accomplished baker, will offer two classes via ZOOM:

March 23: Perfect Brownies
March 30: Double Chocolate Muffins

For more information, contact the Extension office via kwoods@uky.edu or (502) 222-9453.

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Learn About Trees Through 4-H Virtual Forestry Field Day

Forests cover nearly half of Kentucky, and they are natural resources that we all can be proud of. Not only do they provide us with clean water, clean air, wildlife habitats, and numerous products, but Kentucky forests are nationally ranked in several areas. We have the second greatest variety of hardwood species in the nation. We are also one of the top three states in the nation for hardwood production.

Forestry is the science and art behind the sustainable management of our forests. Young people can learn more about trees, forestry and their natural environment by participating in 4-H Forestry programs. While we cannot meet in person right now, 4-H’ers and their families can learn about Kentucky’s forests from the comforts of home through the Kentucky 4-H Virtual Forestry Field Day.

The field day features seven areas of study and three challenges. Each unit offers hands-on activities and experiences that can help 4-H’ers develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for our forests and natural resources.

Young people can complete these activities on their own or as a group during virtual 4-H club meetings. 4-H’ers or their parents can access this free online opportunity by visiting 4-h.ca.uky.edu/forestryfieldday. Youth, who complete the virtual field day and an online form from the University of Kentucky, will receive a certificate and a copy of “Identifying Kentucky Forest Trees.”

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Written by Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Program Assistant; Laurie Thomas, Extension Forester; and Kelly Woods, Oldham County 4-H Agent.

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