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2017 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking County Contest Winners and Judges

4-H School Enrichment Programs in Indian River County

The 4-H School Enrichment Program provides educators with the opportunity to bring 4-H into the classroom. Utilizing 4-H curriculum developed and reviewed by educators, each program has information on teaching the project and student activities are included. Florida 4-H annually reaches over a quarter million youth. In Indian River County, we support the six 4-H school Enrichment programs listed below, but are willing to provide curricula and direction for hundreds more.

  • Embryology – students learn by hatching poultry eggs in supplied incubators
  • Farm Bureau’s Ag Literacy Days – Local volunteers travel to your classroom and read to the children from that year’s children’s book about agriculture
  • Farm Days at the Fair – IRC Extension Office invites local pre-K and kindergarten classes to take a field trip to the Ag Pavilion at the IRC Firefighters Fair, which is full of our 4-H’ers project animals
  • Learn Grow, Eat Go – The new Jr. Master Gardener program curriculum¬†combining academic achievement, gardening, nutrient-dense food experiences, physical activity, and school & family engagement
  • 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking – For 4th and 5th grades, the program is designed to help young people find their voice, and gain the valuable life skill of public speaking
  • School Gardens – From butterflies to vegetables, IRC 4-H supports elementary school and community gardens in

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