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4-H News Update May 10-16

Upcoming 4-H opportunities statewide

  1. Virtual 4-H workshops for members
  2. Archived videos of 4-H workshops
  3. West Virginia families encouraged to participate in National 'Bar of Soap' Video Challenge 
  4. 4-H resumes due May 11
  5. West Virginia Folk Dancing Workshop
  6. Picture This! 4-H Challenge

Virtual 4-H workshops

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. This week's workshops will focus on topics like career exploration and canning. Participants must be between the ages of 9 - 21 (or will turn 9 by Sept. 30th, 2020). 

    Workshops for the week of May 11 - 15: 

    • Career Exploration - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 4 p.m.  This is the first of three workshops in a series. Workshops will be the following Tuesdays: May 19 and 26 at 4 p.m. We hope you will join us for the entire series!
    • We Can! Canning Basics - Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

    Join us to learn more about these topics. If you enjoy the workshop, we will share information about how you can continue learning about careers or canning through an at-home 4-H project on the topic. 

Virtual 4-H Project Workshops Information & Registration!

Videos of archived workshops

If you missed one of our virtual 4-H workshops or wanted to review the activities, you can  register to watch archived videos.

West Virginia families encouraged to participate in the National 'Bar of Soap' Video Challenge

An example of a Rube Goldberg machine that uses toys, marbles, legos and other items to create a chain reaction of events that lead to an outcome (dropping a bar of soap in hands)

Join WVU Extension Service as we encourage West Virginia families to take part in the Rube  Goldberg Bar of Soap Video Challenge. Using creativity and innovation, your task is to build a machine that, through a chain of events, will drop a bar of soap in someone’s hands in 10-20 steps. 

In addition to participating in the national Rube Goldberg Challenge, we want West Virginia families to shine during this fun competition! WVU Extension Service and Mylan STEMCARE will be awarding some fun prizes to a few winners. 
  
Grab that bar of soap, review the official Rube Goldberg competition rules/guidelines and start planning your winning machine. On Monday, May 4, visit  Mylan STEMCARE to find out how West Virginia families can participate in the WVU Extension Service/Mylan STEMCARE competition. 
  
Let’s Go!

4-H resumes due May 11

If you are submitting a 4-H resume to be considered for 4-H Congress, please mail to:

Rachel Meininger  
618 Knapp Hall 
P.O. Box 6031 
Morgantown, WV 26506-6031

If you are submitting via email please forward your resume to Nancy Yates and Brenda Pruett

West Virginia Folk Dancing Workshop

A group of 4-H'ers dancing at Dance Weekend.

Join us on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 3:00 p.m., for a Statewide Virtual Dance Workshop. This workshop will focus on "Classic and Modern Dances" and will be taught by Ryan Butler. Learn a new dance, practice an old one, and have some fun with your friends! 

Register for the Folk Dancing Workshop

Picture This! 4-H Challenge

We invite 4-H members and Cloverbuds to participate in the Picture This! 4-H Challenge. For this challenge, 4-H’ers are to explore their homes, neighborhoods, communities or other locations in search of objects that form letters to create a word. Participants can find the letters to spell out the name of their hometown or a word that describes the location such as home, forest, peace or joy.  
 
Check out this video for additional information:
Picture This! 4-H Challenge

Who Can Participate: Youths who are of age to participate in 4-H are eligible to participate (youths with birthdates between May 31, 1998 and June 30, 2014).
 
Steps to participate:
  1.  Take a picture of objects in the selected location that look like letters.
  2.  Arrange the pictures into the word for display.
  3.  Create a video for Flipgrid that includes your word along with why you selected that word and where you found your letters.
  4.  4-H’ers should submit their entry in https://flipgrid.com/westva4h by May 31, 2020. The password for the grid is 4HowHow! 
Qualified entries will receive a small prize for participating while supplies last. One entry will be selected by random drawing to receive $25 of Shop4H ( https://shop4-h.org/) merchandise of the winner’s choice.

Explore. Create. Have fun. We cannot wait to see your entries.