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November/December 2017 version of the 4-H Flash Newsletter.More info

4-H Winter Wonder-Lab

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
University of Maryland Extension
Youth in grades 3-8 will engage in hands on experiments to explore more about how agriculture and science are interconnected. Experiments will also investigate how advances in agriculture can help solve human issues surrounding food security and health. Investigative experiments may include: • Why...

Baltimore County 4-H Winter Workshop 2018

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
University of Maryland Extension
All youth ages 5 – 18 as of January 1, 2018 are invited to attend this fun-filled day of workshops! Non-4-H members are also welcome. It’s simple to register. Click on this link: The link is to come in about a month (we are accepting proposals now for workshops) Fill out the form and mail it with...

Holidays Around the World Craft Night

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Maryland Extension
A time of preparation for the many holidays around the world will take place with crafts. Creating fun gifts or decorations will be a great way to add to 4-H youth’s indoor projects, create holiday decorations for your family or to give as gifts. You do not have to be a 4-H’er to participate. Bring...

4-H Volunteer Night Out

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Maryland Extension
Join us for a night of sharing with other 4-H volunteers! Bring a sample of your best club activity or get some new ideas during our “Share Session” Meet our new educator Give us your ideas for program improvement Lite fare will be served & bring the kids! We will have movies & popcorn! See...

4-H Homeschool Science & Career Workshop: Ag & the Environment

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
University of Maryland Extension
This workshop is a 2-hour event for middle school (Grades 6-8) or high school (Grades 9-12) youth. Learn about the science behind Maryland Agriculture. The event will feature hands-on activities in the areas of agriculture and the environment. Network with other students scientists as you explore...

4-H National Youth Science Day

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
University of Maryland Extension
Join us for THE CHALLENGE In this 2017 National Youth Science Day challenge, youth will design and build their own low-cost wearable health monitor following the engineering design process. The health monitor will consist of a small computer called the ESP8266 (or, colloquially, ‘The THING’), a...

Increasing Social Capital through Culturally Relevant Positive Youth Development (PYD)

Social capital is a resource that includes several elements of social well-being including trusting networks among people, engagement with institutions, and connections to resources. Positive youth development program can foster youth's social capital to be better postured to combat social...

We All Want to be Heard: Listening and Responding to Volunteers through Appreciative Inquiry

As Extension educators, it is important that we value volunteers and provide venues for them to offer their feedback and assessments of the programs. This publication describes how to conduct an effective AI session to provide volunteers with a forum for sharing feedback and ideas for improving...

Developing Extension Lesson Plans: Using a 4-H Youth Development Lesson Plan Template to Strengthen the Rigor and Quality of Research-based 4-H Programs

Summary: 4-H Youth Development educators use a variety of program education models to engage youth and volunteers in experiential learning. 4-H educators often develop and/or adapt research-based lessons and curricula to facilitate youth development programs. The use of a standardized lesson...

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