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Honey bee castes: a. drone (male), b. queen (reproductive female), and c. worker (non-reproductive female).

The Social Organization of Honey Bees


December 2, 2015

A honey bee colony is a superorganism, which means that together its members function like a single animal. Bees within a colony work together like the cells in a human body. They warm the colony in the winter by vibrating their wings to generate ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Conservation, Curriculum, Farm Management, Natural Resources
Tags: Ashley N. Mortensen, Beekeeping, Bryan Smith, Entomology And Nematology, James D. Ellis
Figure 1. Children can learn the science of life through the 4-H Embryology Project. Credit: Marcus Boston, UF/IFAS

Eggcellent Adventures in Classroom Embryology


October 28, 2015

Eggcellent Adventures in Classroom Embryology is about learning through experience. In most cases, when a teacher signs up to teach chicken embryology in the classroom, the teacher sets up the incubator and the teacher and class wait for the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Curriculum, Livestock
Tags: 4-H Poultry & Embryology, 4-H Youth Development, Ag-STEM, Judy Levings, K-12 Education, Shaina Spann, Teaching
Everyone has a story

Story Development


September 17, 2015

Stories let you share who you are with the world. Storytelling can help develop an organization's identity, improve interactions with the public, and foster teamwork. This 2-page fact sheet covers the basics of good storytelling and strategies ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Professional Development, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication Department, Brandon Telg, Jaron Jones, Ricky Telg, Story-crafting

Getting the Most out of Social Media


September 17, 2015

Agriculturalists can use social media as a powerful tool for marketing their products and establishing a brand identity. The goal of this series is to help agriculturalists understand how social media can work for them. The series also discusses ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Professional Development, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication Department, Jessica C. Fernandez, Joy N. Rumble, Social Media
Raised beds separate the spikey plants from the pathway.

A Manual for the Design and Implementation of Teaching and Demonstration Gardens


September 8, 2015

Teaching and demonstration gardens are places where the public can learn about different types of gardens and landscapes. This 10-page fact sheet discusses the various types of gardens, how to plan and develop a demonstration garden, logistical ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Recreation
Tags: Demonstration Garden, Environmental Horticulture Department, Gail Hansen, Landscape Design
communicating face to face is a way to get your message to the public

Face-to-Face Storytelling


September 2, 2015

In the agricultural industry, telling your story is critical for establishing your operation's identity. Communicating face-to-face is one method of getting your message to the public. This 2-page fact sheet presents tips and strategies for ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication Department, Brandon Telg, Jaron Jones, Ricky Telg, Storytelling
people at table are creative surrounded by social media icons

Storytelling through Social Media


September 2, 2015

You and organization can use social media to tell you story and reach a large and diverse audience. This 3-page factsheet covers the major social media platforms, what each platform offers, and how to use theme effectively. Written by Brandon ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication Department, Becky Raulerson, Brandon Telg, Jaron Jones, Ricky Telg, Social Media, Storytelling
Figure 1. Parents and teachers need to be clear about their expectations for children and students. Credit: Thinkstock.com/iStock/natasaadzic

Positive Discipline: Behavioral Management Skills for Parents and Teachers, Part 3: Fostering the Parent–Child and Teacher–Student Relationship to Build Responsibility


July 28, 2015

Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember, Involve me and I learn. The general goal of healthy parenting and teaching is to produce children and students who can think critically, make good decisions, and become independent, accountable, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Alison Schmeer, Behavior And Discipline, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Sarah M. Ellis, Victor William Harris, Whitney Fung
Figure 3. If a behavior is consequential, the parent or teacher will need to intervene.

Positive Discipline: Behavioral Management Skills for Parents and Teachers, Part 2: General Approaches to Managing Behavior


July 28, 2015

When a child is locked in the bathroom With water running And he says he is doing nothing But the dog is barking, Call 911. --Erma Bombeck Research indicates that there must be at least an 8-to-1 positive-to-negative interaction ratio ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Alison Schmeer, Behavior And Discipline, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Sarah M. Ellis, Victor William Harris, Whitney Fung

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