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October 4-H Updates

Last Updated: October 14, 2020

Upcoming 4-H opportunities statewide

  1. Statewide 4-H Virtual SPIN Clubs (hosted by the Eastern Region)
  2. Statewide Virtual 4-H Cloverbud Programs
  3. Register for 4-H by October 31, 2020. You could win a 4-H hoodie.
  4. Enter to win a prize pack for completing our 4-H project evaluation!
  5. Archived videos of 4-H workshops

Statewide 4-H Virtual SPIN Clubs 

Boy in kitchen with a measuring cup of tomatoes, bowls, cutting board, and knife

Youths across the state are invited to participate in 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) clubs hosted by the Eastern Region of West Virginia. There are six different virtual programs lasting 4-6 weeks depending on the topic. Programs are free and offered to all youths in 3rd grade and above.

 “Choose a topic of interest to you then register online through ZSuite.com,” said Margaret Miltenberger, West Virginia University. “All topics will be interactive and taught by West Virginia University Extension 4-H Agents.”

To register for a SPIN Club go to https://4h.zsuite.org/ and enroll in 4-H with your county. Then select the “event” option to choose the topic. Register by Monday, October 19, 2020.
  • Global Foods – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 & 27, Nov. 3 & 10 - Explore global foods while making simple dishes to explore the world! Each week you will receive an ingredient list to cook along with Alex Coffman.
  • Agriculture Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Oct. 20 & 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24 - Explore plants, animals, soils, bugs and more during weekly hands-on activities to learn about the exciting world of agriculture.
  • Healthy Snacks – Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Oct. 21 & 28, Nov. 4 & 11 - Join 4-H members from the region to learn about and create healthy snacks. 
  • 4-H Photography – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 21 &, 28, Nov. 4, 11, & 18 - Join us for a weekly photography class focused on a skill. 4-H'ers will take their shots and upload them to our group Padlet to share and compare techniques! Photo awards will be given!
  • Beginner CS First Scratch Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 22 & 29, Nov. 5 &12. - Computer coding is for everyone! Bring your creations to life using code during four interactive sessions to create animated programs with moving figures, sound and creative backgrounds. Lean computer science block-based coding using Scratch and Google CS First.
  • This is 4-H!  - Mondays at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 & 26, Nov. 2 & 9 - Learn all about 4-H through weekly interactive and hands-on activities!

Statewide 4-H Virtual Cloverbud Programs

4-H Cloverbud with bow in hair painting a green paper with clover outlineWe are offering virtual 4-H Cloverbud program for youths in Kindergarten to 2nd grade (Youth with birthdates between Oct. 1, 2012, and June 30, 2015). Each program will meet virtually for 6 sessions.

Register by Friday, October 23, 2020 - https://4h.zsuite.org/events
  • Plants & Animals - Mondays & Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – Oct. 26 & 28, Nov. 2 & 4, 9 & 11 - M eeting topics include Growing in the Garden, Down on the Farm, Birds, Plants, We Love Pets, and Visit to the Zoo.
  • Healthy Snacks - Mondays & Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. – Oct. 26 & 28, Nov. 2 & 4, 9 & 1 - M eeting topics include ChooseMyPlate and Fun Vegetable Snacks, Recipe Book, Tools, Hand Washing, Fruits, Measuring and Whole Grains, Oven Safety and Protein Foods, Calcium, Exercise and Goals, and Choosing Healthy Snacks.
  • Family Consumer Science - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. – Oct. 27 & 29, Nov. 5, 10 & 12, 17 (skips election day) - M eeting topics include In the Kitchen, Kitchen Safety, Cooking Methods, Nutrition, Money Matters, and Sew Happy.
  • Earth Science - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. – Oct. 27 & 29, Nov. 5, 10 & 12, 17 (skips election day) - Meeting topics include Our Environment, Rain, Clean Life, Dinosaurs, Weather and Natural Disasters.

Register for 4-H by October 31st. You could win a 4-H hoodie!


Green long sleeve hooded sweatshirt with a white 4-H clover in the center of the chestTo celebrate the start of the new 4-H year, and to encourage youth enrollment through the ZSuite platform, the state 4-H office is giving a special incentive prize for one youth in each of our 55 counties. 

Any youths who have enrolled or re-enrolled for the 2020-20214-H year in ZSuite between October 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020, will be eligible to win a 4-H hoodie from Shop4-H. 

Names will be randomly selected by the state 4-H office with counties and winners being notified by during the first week of November.

Enter to win a prize pack for completing our 4-H project evaluation!

pillowcase "Dreams Come True at 4-H Camp," a WVU Paracord Bracelet, a 4-H water bottle, a pair of 4-H sunglasses, a 4-H magnet, a 4-H sticker, a 4-H holiday ornament, a 4-H Garfield bookmark, and a 4-H clover shoe charm.The 2019-2020 4-H project evaluation survey will be closing on October 31, 2020. If you haven't completed the survey about your 4-H projects from last year, it takes about 10 minutes to complete the 4-H project survey .

We will be drawing five winners for a 4-H prize pack that includes a pillowcase "Dreams Come True at 4-H Camp," a WVU Paracord Bracelet, a 4-H water bottle, a pair of 4-H sunglasses, a 4-H magnet, a 4-H sticker, a 4-H holiday ornament, a 4-H Garfield bookmark, and a 4-H clover shoe charm. Those prize packs will be given to the local Extension office in the first of November to distribute to the winners. 

For more information about 4-H projects and this survey, please contact Jenny Murray, 4-H Curriculum Specialist at  Jenny.Murray@mail.wvu.edu .


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.