Learn by doing
The 4-H slogan is “learn by doing.” Experiential learning is integral to 4-H project work and related educational programs (Diem and Levings, 2022). Not surprisingly, actively engaging youth participants in their own learning ... READ MORE
They say time flies when you are having fun, and we sure are having a fun summer with our Orange County 4-H day camps!
Last month in June we hosted the first year of our "Environmental Explorers" summer day camp ... READ MORE
While the "winter" months have their own appeal, I for one will be counting down the days until summer. As a kid I always loved summer as well and one of my favorite pastimes was attending sleep-away camp.
What I loved about summer camp was ... READ MORE
With spring break behind us, it won’t be long until school is out, and parents are looking for quality activities for their children. The Orange County 4-H Program is offering several day camp opportunities this summer that can keep kids learning ... READ MORE
It was recently noted that anyone in the year 2015 who answered the question “where do you see yourself in five years?” would have been completely wrong! Certainly, those of us in the Florida 4-H program never would have guessed that our ... READ MORE
A Shift to Virtual 4-H Experiences
It seems that so much of life has shifted to an online or virtual version of what was once an in-person experience, and 4-H is no exception. When this abrupt shift occurred, Orange County 4-H was headed into ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
It’s Not Too Soon to Think about 4-H Summer Camp
Have you started thinking about summer camps for your school-aged kids? Spring break is around the corner and that is the peak time when camps start recruiting for summer enrollment and families ... READ MORE
Everyone wants kids to develop habits that lead to healthy lifestyles. Unfortunately, statistics show the current trend is toward less healthy children. According to the American Academy for Pediatrics, almost one third of school-age children ... READ MORE
Summer Plans for the Kids
This is the time of the year when kids dream of summer vacation and fun! Meanwhile, parents are looking for ways to keep their children engaged and minimize screen time. UF/IFAS Orange County 4-H can provide both ... READ MORE