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Register Today for Spring Break Going Camp!

The term 4-H is synonymous with pigs and cows and state fairs.  However, today 4-H is so much more than its agricultural roots.  4-H Special Interest, or SPIN, Clubs off students an opportunity to experience the fun, learning, and life skills that 4-H offers in a condensed program.

One such program, Going Coastal Spring Break Camp, is happening at Weedon Island Preserve in St. Petersburg next week March 12-14th. Register here for this three-day, marine science-themed camp is for students 7 to 11 years of age. Taught by UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant Agent Libby Carnahan, the camp offers a balance of educational and recreational activities to engage and challenge your student! The camp will run Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00am-4:00pm.

Lessons and Activities may include:

  • Coastal habitat hike
  • Guided canoe paddle
  • Saltwater fish seining and invertebrate dip-netting
  • Ethical fishing on the Weedon Pier
  • Daily art activity
  • Teambuilding

Ten Ohio State University students from the OSU Buck-I-SERV program will volunteer as teaching assistants for the camp, creating a 1:2 ratio of instructors to students! UF/IFAS and OSU have a 8-year relationship of working together to provide marine science opportunities for youth. Each parent will fill out a 4-H membership form and liability form for their student. The forms will be emailed out prior to camp.

*Students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch qualify for a UF/IFAS Extension scholarship to attend the Spring Break Camp at a discounted cost. For a scholarship application, please email Libby Carnahan at lcarnahan@pinellascounty.org. You will be asked to provide proof of eligibility prior to the camp.

2018 Spring Breakers at Weedon Island