West Virginia 4-H
For more than 100 years, 4-H has helped Mountain State youth find their future. Today, from science-based learning to historical lessons, 4-H cultivates tomorrow's leaders and offers comprehensive growth for the whole family.Join the West Virginia 4-H tradition
Develop life skills and become a more active citizen.4-H All Stars
Ag in the Classroom
Extension Camping Instructor
Healthy Lifestyles Initiative
Communications & Expressive Arts
W.Va. Statewide Afterschool Network
Scholarships for 4-H'ers to attend WVU. All applications due: March 31.Burkey & Marylou Lilly Scholarship
Fizer Scholarship for 4-H'ers
Helen T. Waters 4-H Scholarship
John & Lucile Lough 4-H Scholarship
Paul A. & Francena L. Miller Presidential Scholarship
The West Virginia Cashin Recyclables Inc. Putnam County Scholarship
William "Bill" Frye 4-H Scholarship
Wood County 4-H Scholarship
- Aug196:00 PM - 7:00 PMRandolph Co. 4-H Leaders' Meeting
- Aug22 All Day Randolph County Fair
- Aug254:00 PM - 7:00 PMRandolph County Fair Competitive Exhibit Check-In
- Aug265:00 PM - 6:00 PMRabbit Weigh-In Randolph
- Aug275:00 PM - 8:00 PMLivestock Weigh-In, Randolph
- Aug285:00 PM - 8:00 PMLivestock Show, Randolph
- Aug299:00 AM - 12:00 PMLivestock Showmanship, Randolph
- Aug295:00 PM - 8:00 PM4-H/FFA Livestock Sale, Randolph
- Aug303:00 PM - 4:00 PMTeen Leader Meeting - Randolph
- Sep132:00 PM - 3:00 PMWood County 4-H Teen Leader Meeting
- Sep133:00 PM - 4:30 PMWood County 4-H Camp Reflections
- Oct9 All Day Wood County - Secretary & Treasurer Books, Project Medal and Royalty Applications Due
- Oct112:00 PM - 3:00 PMWood County 4-H Teen Leaders Meeting
- Oct206:30 PM - 8:30 PMWood County 4-H Officers Training
- Nov12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWood County 4-H Awards Banquet
- Nov13:00 PM - 4:00 PMTeen Leader Meeting - Randolph Co.
- Nov57:00 PM - 8:00 PMWood County 4-H Leaders Assoc. Meeting
- Nov82:00 PM - 3:00 PMWood County 4-H Teen Leader Meeting
- Nov144:00 PM - 5:00 PM4-H Officers' Training, Randolph
- Nov145:30 PM - 7:30 PM4-H Achievement Night, Randolph
Week of July 27 - Energy Express on WVPB
Monday, July 27, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
Do you know what a simple machine is? It’s a machine that uses a chain of events to get to an end result, in this case, watering a plant. Join Jennifer Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension Service STEM Specialist, and her son, Ben, as they read a fun book and relate the book to what tools we need to build our own simple machine. And, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to join the friendly competition in our Rube Goldberg “Water a Plant Video Challenge.” (For this activity, you will use creative items from around your house to build your simple machine.) Want to enter the competition? Visit extension.wvu.edu/stemcare to learn more! An extended version of this episode also will be available on our YouTube channel.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
Week of July 20 - Energy Express on WVPB
Emma Gardner, our WVU Extension Service 4-H agent in Roane County, is going to talk to us about the stars. There are many constellations in the night sky. Today you’ll learn about them and how Greeks applied them to mythology. You’ll also have a chance to build your own star wheel/map (visit tinyurl.com/EEstarwheel to print out your star wheel and map) and marshmallow constellations. (For this activity, you will need scissors, paper, star wheel, map, tape, mini marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti/pasta or a think stick.)
Mitch Clowes, STEM Ambassador and WVU student, will read “Why Do Elephants Need the Sun” and follow up with a cool activity about ultra violet (UV) light, including making a UV bracelet. (For this activity, you will need UV beads and some string.)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
Week of July 13 - Energy Express on WVPB
Monday, July 13, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
Did you know that you can use “found” items from around your home to create typography to spell your name? Join Dylan Collins, associate professor in the School of Art and Design in the WVU College of Creative Arts, to learn about typography and how you can look for items around the house that you can use to creatively spell out your name. Dylan also will share a reading of Dr. Seuss’ “ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book.”
Eco-Adventures Environmental Learning Club
Are you interested in the environment? Join Eco-Adventures Environmental Virtual Club. Each week we will learn about organisms and their habitats, environmental stewardship and the best practices to protect the environment. Guest speakers from West Virginia University and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will share their expertise on topics including living organisms around us, wetlands, soils, invasive species, water, upcycling, and your ecological footprint.
All materials will be provided. Most materials will be everyday household items. Registration is open now and closes on June 26, 2020.
4-H News Update May 17 - 23
West Virginia 4-H is hosting virtual workshops to help youth and their families learn about fun topics and the 4-H program. We will use the Zoom platform to host these workshops. Participants must be between the ages of 9 - 21 (or will turn 9 by September 30, 2020).
Workshops for the week of May 18 - 22:
Join us to learn more about these topics and to have fun. If you enjoy the workshop, we will share information about how you can continue learning about swine, cats, news reporting and finances through an at-home 4-H project on the topic.