June 8 is World Ocean Day! The UN officially recognized World Ocean Day in 2008 to cultivate public interest in the protection of our oceans. I hope you celebrate by spending some time near the ocean and by learning more about the importance ... READ MORE
What is STEM education and why is it so valuable? A U.S. Department of Education report states, "If we want a nation where our future leaders, neighbors, and workers can understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow, ... READ MORE
Why is teaching youth the proper way to handle firearms so important? Many people believe that 4-H should not have shooting sports programs. Over 1,000 children are killed by guns each year, and many more are injured. If firearms are in the ... READ MORE
Why is agricultural education so valuable? AgAmerica Lending, (https://agamerica.com/blog/importance-of-youth-in-agriculture/), commends organizations like FFA and 4-H because they are helping to ensure the future of American agriculture. Through ... READ MORE
Why is art education so valuable? Think about it – art provides youth an avenue for creativity and self-expression, helps with motor skill and visual development, aids with focus and concentration, promotes collaboration and teamwork, improves ... READ MORE
During the pandemic, 4-H youth development professionals have had to think out-of-the-box to present educational programs to the youth of Florida. Hence, Florida 4-H Adventures (http://florida4h.org/programsandevents_/4-h-adventures/) – an ... READ MORE
Let’s see how you do with this short quiz . . .
What is a wether? A gilt? A cavy? A heifer? What does ‘bracing’ mean? What is AI? What is the difference between an Australorp and a Lionhead?
What is the first thing you do in ... READ MORE
How many times have you heard people say that kids today don’t know the basics? In 4-H, we work every day to teach those life skills youth will need throughout their lives. Through programs like SPIN, which stands for Special Interest, 4-H ... READ MORE
What is “STEAM”?
Science, technology, engineering, agriculture (or art!), and math! It is important that youth have opportunities to engage in these fields, as they instill critical thinking, curiosity, global engagement, and the confidence ... READ MORE