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Season 2, Week 2 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, June 28, 2021, 9 a.m.

Join us for our Monday episode of Energy Express as we kickoff with a reading of “The Sloth That Slowed Us Down” with Chris Matlick, administrative director at the Mylan Charitable Foundation.

Season 2, Week 1 - Energy Express on WVPB

Join us for an egg-citing episode of Energy Express! Mark Swiger, director of WVU Extension Service’s Energy Express program, will kick off the episode by reading us “The Good Egg.”

Next, we will “peep” over to Tasha Harris, agriculture and natural resources agent in Upshur County, and Jesica Streets, agriculture and natural resources agent in Tucker County, to learn all about eggs.

Meet the Presenter: Hardy County 4-H'er Ethan Ferris - 2021 Presentation Expo Gold Ribbon Winner

Ethan Ferris advancing slide of Mann Gulch Fire presentation

Ethan Ferris, 11, is a member of the Hardy County Mill Island 4-H club. He has participated in the State 4-H Presentation Expo for 3 years, because he really enjoys public speaking and sees the expo as a chance to better his public speaking abilities. This is important to him because he recognizes that he will need these skills all the time as he gets older; like for college interviews, job interviews, fundraising for community service projects, etc. He says, "Really, we will use it everywhere!"

West Virginia 4-H Recognizes 53 Presentation Expo Participants

West Virginia 4-H is proud to recognize 53 participants from 13 counties for their creativity and hard work in making their virtual presentations for the 2021 State 4-H Presentation Expo! 

The State 4-H Presentation Expo is an annual event that provides an opportunity for 4-H members to gain public speaking skills across three presentation types: 1) Public Speaking, 2) PowerPoint/Digital Presentation, and 3) Visual Presentations. New to the expo this year was the 4-H Creed contest. 4-H members submitted pre-recorded presentations they conducted in their county level contest to the state-level contest where they were judged by a range of Extension Faculty & Staff, 4-H volunteers, and collegiate 4-H'ers.

Participate in the West Virginia 4-H Camp Study

West Virginia 4-H Camp Study. We need your help to improve 4-H experiences.

Our West Virginia 4-H team is working together with a group of researchers at West Virginia University on ways to improve 4-H camp experiences and the lives of youth across the state. We are currently running a study that asks about youths' 4-H camp experience, attitudes and beliefs. We want everyone to get an opportunity to share their experience, help improve future camp experiences and win some prizes!