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Wayne County 4-H News

Frequently Asked Questions for the 2020 Virtual Energy Express Program

WVU Extension Service is committed to hosting Energy Express (June 22-July 31) for children throughout West Virginia. To ensure the safety of children, staff and volunteers, our Energy Express program will take place primarily at home. Energy Express AmeriCorps members will provide activities for your child to complete at home through the end of July, following all COVID-19 guidelines enforced at all levels.

Additionally, we will work with local schools and community partners to determine whether or not small, group activities could be held safely for students enrolled in the program. However, we anticipate most of the programming will take place outside of the traditional school environment.

Results from the 4-H Nature Challenge

The Wayne County 4-H Nature Challenge was held March 27 - April 10. Thirteen 4-H members participated in this challenge. Participating members were asked to identify ten things in nature and write them down on a piece of paper, snap a picture of them with their list and send it to Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent. Entries were randomly drawn for a $15 gift card.

A random drawing was conducted of all the entries. Levi Perry of the Trout's Hill 4-H Club was selected for the $15 Shop 4-H Gift Card. Congratulations to Levi and to all our 4-H members on their entries!

Virtual 4-H Project on Poultry

Scratching the Surface Virtual 4-H Project Workshop was held on Tuesday, April 7 at 3 p.m. Wayne County Extension Agents Evan Wilson and Julie Tritz facilitated this workshop.

This workshop focused on the following activities from the Scratching the Surface 4-H project book.

Wayne County 4-H Trivia Contest

Wayne County 4-H will hosted an online Trivia Contest on Thursday April 9 at 4 p.m. Enrolled 4-H members were encouraged to participate to connect with other 4-H members and have a bit of fun. Eleven 4-H members participated with the Parsley family placing first in this inaugural contest.

Trivia Contest Participants 4-9-2020

4-H Food Challenge

The Wayne County 4-H Food Challenge - is open to all enrolled 4-H members in the county. The details include:

Entries will be entered to win a $15 Shop 4-H Gift Card. Have fun!

Still Seeking Members for Energy Express

Attention college students - we are still hiring for Energy Express. Please consider applying! We have Mentor and Community Coordinator openings at Buffalo Elementary, C-K Elementary, and Fort Gay PRK8.

To apply online go to and go to "Get involved with Energy Express". Click on the submit 2020 Energy Express AmeriCorps Application. Feel free to email with questions or more instructions on how to apply.