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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

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Incubating Quail Eggs Day 20

One more teacher returned the quail eggs and embryology equipment. Today is the last day to turn the eggs. …

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Incubating Quail Eggs Day 18

Four teachers from another school asked to return their quail eggs and incubators when Henderson County came under the …

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4-H Photography Workshop!

4-H’s photography workshop is designed for the beginner, enthusiast, or any youth age 11-18 interested in learning new photo …

Cover photo for Incubating Quail Eggs Day 11

Incubating Quail Eggs Day 11

Teachers and 4-H volunteers continue to turn the eggs three times a day. Each time they turn the eggs, …

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Online 4-H Learning Lab

Rachelle Purnell, 4-H Agent in Mecklenburg County, created an online 4-H Learning Lab via Moodle. It’s separated into 3 age …

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N.C. 4-H Daily Spark

Join us starting March 23, 2020, for N.C. 4-H Daily Spark. N.C. 4-H professionals will be offering daily Facebook …

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Incubating Quail Eggs: Day 10

Candi Mains, from Dana Elementary School, sent some great pictures of the eggs that she candled on Day 10. …

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Incubating Quail Eggs: Days 8-9

Four teachers returned their quail eggs and incubating supplies on Monday, March 16, 2020, the first days that schools …

Cover photo for Incubating Quail Eggs

Incubating Quail Eggs

Henderson County 4-H provides the Embryology Program for second-grade classrooms. Through this program, students learn about the life cycle …

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Enroll in 4-H for 2020

Starting January 1, 2020, all 4-H members and volunteers will need to re-enroll for the year. See this link …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Vermicomposting: A School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 6 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

3/12/20
Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …