Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
September 24, 2009
The date for the 4-H Recognition of Excellence Awards Ceremony has changed from November 8 to November 15 at 3 pm.
The event will be held at Central Catholic High School's auditorium on Airport Road in Bloomington.
September 21, 2009
September 18, 2009
A cool link that shows the progression of the construction of the International Space Station.
Caution - if you have a slow internet connection, it may take a while to load and play.
September 17, 2009
Receive $400 for your County 4-H Program
Thanks to generous support from John Deere, a $400 award will be presented to one county from each state (and one U.S. territory) with the highest number of individual Biofuel Blast results survey submissions between October 1st and October 30th, 2009. The awards can be used toward the implementation and promotion of science, engineering and technology programs in your county. After youth complete the experiment, make sure that they go to www.4-H.org/NYSD to fill out the survey so your county can compete for the award!
In addition, of those who submit their results through the Biofuel Blast experiment survey, five youth names will be randomly selected to receive a 32GB third generation iPod touch. The five youth will also be able to designate a 4-H club, school classroom, or youth organization to receive one of the pictured Fuel Cell Car Experiment kits. Click here for official drawing rules.
September 15, 2009
September 14, 2009
On 4-H National Youth Science Day – October 7, 2009 – millions of young people across the U.S. will participate in a live demonstration of how organic materials can be converted to fuel to supply energy. McLean County will kick off National Youth Science day on Saturday, October 3 from 9:30 – 11:30 am. We are looking for 4-H clubs to volunteer to lead the science experiment with attendees at the museum during this time. A total of 10-15 youth volunteers and five adults are needed to assist in leading the experiment.
The experiment offers several activities to showcase how cellulose and sugars in plants can be used to create ethanol. The National Science Experiment will encourage a national youth debate to discuss the "best" biofuel based on experiment outcomes. Youth will be engaged before, during and after the experiment via several popular communication mechanisms and through the www.4-H.org web site. To download youth and facilitator guidebooks go to www.4-H.org/NYSD.
Please consider adding this activity to your list of leadership opportunities for your members. Interested members need to sign up with Theresa firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 18 --- this Friday!
September 14, 2009
The 2009 National 4-H Week Promotion Toolkit is now available on the National 4-H Council web site. This kit contains flyers, bookmarks, letterhead, proclamations, certificates, news releases, and news ads. The theme appears to be Meet the Future – National 4-H Week – Oct. 4-10, 2009. Most of the files are in Microsoft Word and can be customized to add your club information if your club is recruiting new members.
Be thinking of creative ways you can promote the week and to use this great opportunity to recruit new adults as volunteers and new youth as members.
National 4-H Week materials available online: