Macoupin County 4-H'r, Colin Lovell III won the Superior ribbon for his Junkdrawer Robotics I project during judging at the Illinois State Fair. In order to compete at state fair, a member has to have been chosen as a delegate in their county's general project show in July. Colin is the son of Chris and Tamara Lovell of Girard and a member of the Clover Cadets 4H Club.
Picture: Collin Lovell III with his Robotics project
Kayla Wills received a Superior Rating in Wood Working II and Taylor Wills received a Superior Rating in Electricity II. They are members of the Lucky Birds 4H Club of Carlinville and their parents are Scott and Shelly Wills.
Pictures: Kayla with her winning woodworking project and Taylor with her winning electricity project
Victoria Buck with her winning Health project. Her First Aid Kit received an AE rating. Victoria is a member of the Stauntoneers 4H Club.
Picture: Victoria with her winning project.
On Friday, August 12, the University of Illinois Extension of Macoupin County provided hands-on learning during the "Day with DNA" Science for Kids workshop. This workshop helped fuel the wonder and joy of learning, through hands-on experiments and activities.
Bob Fulton of Worden and Shelly O'Laughlin of Collinsville lead this educational workshop and shared great insight into the field of science and DNA. Both Fulton and O'Laughlin are scientists who work for the Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University in St. Louis. Miranda Fulton (4-H youth in Macoupin) helped out as a junior leader for this workshop.
Participants learned fun facts about DNA, extracted DNA from some fruits and vegetables, learned about bacteria that live and grow on our own bodies and also how these little critters impact human health. Participants received their very own lab coats and lab journals.
For more information on youth programs in Macoupin County, please call the Extension office at 217-854-9604 or stop by #60 Carlinville Plaza, Carlinville.