4-H Summer Tours are Back!
The Wayne County 4-H Program has not been able to host these free tours of local attractions and places of interest for the past two years. This year each tour is designed to help youth explore different career options as they enter middle and high school. These tours are free and open to anyone but registration is required. Parents are required to stay with their children for the duration of each tour. Each tour will last approximately one hour.
July 5 at 3 p.m. - Tri-State Airport (1449 Co Rte 3/1, Huntington, WV 25704): youth will have a tour of our local airport and have a chance to see a plane land or take off. Youth will also have the opportunity to visit with a pilot and learn about the new partnership with Marshall University's Division of Aviation and the Flight School at Yeager Airport in Charleston.
July 12 at 3 p.m. - United Bank in Huntington (517 9th St, Huntington, WV 25701). youth will have a tour a local bank and get to see the bank's vault which is essential to any bank given armored walls and a tightly fashioned door closed with a complex lock. Youth will also get to learn about the importance of saving early in life and making wise financial decisions. We are also working on a visit to the top of the building for a bird's eye view of the city of Huntington!
July 19 at 3 p.m. - Wayne County Judge & Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (Wayne County Courthouse, 700 Hendricks St, Wayne, WV 25570). youth will have the opportunity meet one or more judges and the assistant prosecuting attorney for Wayne County and learn what they do, including what is it like to be a judge and attorney, what kind of education do they need, and how our judicial system works on the county, state, and national levels. Youth will also learn about the education needed to be an attorney and what a career looks like for youth desiring this career path. Information will also be provided on WVU's College of Law.
July 26 at 3 p.m. - Marshall University Medical School: youth will have the opportunity to have a tour of the Medical School. Medical school doctors will conduct a demonstration on preserved organs such as brain, heart, lungs, and kidney, as well as bones and models as part of the tour. Youth will also receive information on WVU's School of Medicine. Youth 12 years and younger may not have the maturity for the demonstration part of the tour. Parents should use their best judgment and are welcome to discuss this further with Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent at 304-272-6839.