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4-H introduces youth to world of possibilities

Apr 20, 2017
PHOTO SUBMITTED Eight fourth- through seventh-graders learned about the possibilies available in 4-H during “Taste of 4-H” Monday. The day included many hands-on activities, including creating flowerpots and planting flowers. From left are: Landon Worley, Dylan Adam, Ethan Cass, Kylie Wise, Maggie Rayburn, Kaelyn Whitham, Macy Rayburn, and Wyatt Whitham.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Jefferson County held a Taste of 4-H C.L.A.S.S. Monday during a no-school day for area youth.

Eight fourth- through seventh-graders attended the day, which included many hands-on activities, to get just a “taste” of the world of 4-H.

C.L.A.S.S., which stands for Creative Learning and Sharpening Skills, started with recycling coffee canisters into flowerpots. Then the youth learned about pet care, including pet CPR, and put together a pet first aid kit. Participants wrapped up the morning by creating and hiding their own geocache.

The afternoon consisted of designing original stamps and making art. Youth also lent a hand to

make his or her MyPlate wraps for the afternoon snack. Finally, each youth created a poster describing something they learned throughout the day and presented to the group.

More youth programs sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach in Jefferson County are planned. The 4-H programs provide opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, said Rachel Wonderlich, county youth coordinator.

For more information regarding the Taste of 4-H C.L.A.S.S. or the Jefferson County 4-H program, contact Wonderlich at 472-4166 or rachel4h@iastate.edu.

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