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Extension is expanding its online education and resources while in-person events and classes are canceled.



4-H in Itasca County

    Itasca County 4-H Dedicated to Ensuring Youth Thrive
    Hello 4-H Families. As many of you have heard, The Minnesota State Fair Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the State Fair this year. While we support the decision, we also recognize the sense loss, grief, and frustration that many of you are feeling. We share that disappointment. But we have also accepted this moment as a challenge to make the best better.
    4-H Lunch Buddy Stay Connected Plan
    During this time of social distancing, 4-H Lunch Buddy mentors use new methods to connect with their second-grade Buddies.
    Conservation Club: 4-H Water Watchers
    Curious about nature and the science of water and forests? Sign up for Conservation Club and explore the natural resources right around your home!
    State Fair cancellation
    Extension is creating alternate experiences for 4-H'ers and others. "It won’t replace the Fair but we are committed to meaningful programming," says Dean Durgan.
    Notes from Minnesota 4-H director Jennifer A. Skuza
    A brief update on summer showcases, 4-H at home and the role of volunteers in the midst of difficult times.
    Register for 4-H performing arts #AtHome
    A new 4-H performing arts series is coming to you #AtHome this summer! This engaging series of performing arts sessions will kick-off with a live session on Thursday, June 18, right from your home. Learn from teaching artists working in the field, receive resources on all things theatre, and connect with 4-H performing arts members across the state! Registration is free and required for participation.
    Participate in new 4-H Stock Talks!
    Join this new virtual animal science presentation experience for all Minnesota 4-H youth (grades K-13). A 4-H Stock Talk is a short video presentation about an animal science topic of your choice. Giving a talk is a great opportunity for you to share your learning with others and practice your demonstration skills! Videos must be submitted between June 1 and June 30. Sign-up today!
    2020 Minnesota 4-H SS&W Leader Certification updates
    We are launching a new 3-step SS&W Leader Certification process that you can start online! Please note requirements for each step. Watch for additional details in future Clover Updates.
    Build a Rube Goldberg-type machine
    There are some new ways that you can participate in the Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge during these challenging times – check them out! The Engineering Design Challenge is designed for youth in grades 3 and up.
    Keep youth safe in online group environments
    Many 4-H clubs, groups, and programs are connecting online. As more virtual programs are planned and delivered, use these practices for keeping young people safe online.

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Contacts

    Allison Hansen
    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Itasca County Itasca County
    218-327-7312
    aahansen@umn.edu
    Courtney Johnson
    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Itasca County Itasca County
    (218) 327-7365
    joh06997@umn.edu
    Rebecca Rasmussen
    Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Itasca County Itasca County
    (218) 327-2801
    rasm0071@umn.edu