Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Early Release Day Fun

Who:  7-12 year olds
What:  tour around and hands-on activities
When:  Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1
Drop off between 12:00-1:00.  Pick up between 5:00-5:30
Where:  Start off at the Agricultural Conference Center
How:  submit a Registration Form and Medical Release Form form to  Watauga County 4-H, 971 West King Street, Boone

How much:  $15.00 each day

Geology Day
On Thursday, we will explore the wonderful world of gems.  We will travel to Doc’s Rocks to search for gems and explore the history of mining in Appalachia.  We will make a gemstone ring.
Bring or wear clothes you do not mind getting wet/dirty. 

Wildlife Day
We will visit the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute in Banner Elk and learn how to help wildlife.  We will have some glow in the dark fun when we return and if we have time, add some pumpkins into the mix.

For questions, contact 264-3061

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mountain State Fair

Do more than just attend the fair.....

Why not share your talents at the fair? There are loads of things you can enter in the fair.....
What did you make this summer?
Jewelry       Model Kits     Recycling       Tie Dye    Candle making
Wood Burning     Wood Carving       Photography     and more!!!

 The Mountain State Fair Pony Express will pick up your items and deliver them to the fair.  Then all you have to do is choose a date to go visit and join in on the fun!

Or, maybe you made something outstanding in school;  there is the School Art category too.

Other entries:
A beautiful vegetable
A giant pumpkin
An unusual vegetable
School Art
Shoe Box Parade

See here for a summary of things you can enter into the fair

Then, all you have to do is go to the fair!  See here for more details on the fair or go to the Mountain State Fair website.
The Mountain State Fair is September 6-15 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC
Entries to be delivered by Pony Express are due by August 19 at the Watauga County Cooperative Extension office.

Monday, May 20, 2013

4-H Super Summer

4-H Super Summer is ready to roll.  Registration is open for our summer workshops.  Activities include our Pizza Adventure daycamp and exploring fun, creative topics such as plants, chocolate, gardens, birds and more!

To register, come by our office for a registration form or download from here
Return the registration form by mail or in person.
Our office is located at the Agricultural Services Building, 971 West King Street, Boone

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ashe County 4th of July Livestock Show

You are invited to join us on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the Upper Mountain Research Station (new location) in Laurel Springs, North Carolina for our Annual 4th of July Livestock Show.  All ages welcome.  Weigh-in starts at 9:00 a.m.  Deadline to register:  June 21
See here for more information
Sheep     Goats     Beef     Dairy

Monday, March 25, 2013

4-H Information Session

Want to join in on 4-H opportunities?
Looking for “something to do”?  4-H offers project resources in a variety of topics for individuals, groups, 4-H clubs, school classrooms and after-school settings. 
An information session will be held Tuesday, April 16
Drop in between 4:30-6:00 to find out more information about 4-H opportunities.  
Location: Agricultural Conference Center

NC Science Festival

Explore 4-H and science
Celebrate science with the NC Science Festival.  Fun activities are offered across the state.  To celebrate, Watauga County 4-H is offering 4-H “Grow Green” for 5-12 year olds from 3:30-4:30.    Get ready for Earth Day by exploring some hands-on science with a “grow green” theme.   The workshop will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center.

North Carolina Science Festival is a two-week-long, 500-mile-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Across the state, North Carolinians participate in science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits, performances and other activities, hosted by all kinds of community organizations –schools, colleges and universities, parks, libraries, museums and businesses.

NCSF was founded in 2010 by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and is the first statewide science festival in the U.S. Morehead continues to produce the Festival in partnership with many sponsors and event hosts. The 2013 Festival is scheduled for April 5-21, and Time Warner Cable is the 2013 Festival Champion.

Summer Activities

4-H Super Summer
Explore fun and educational topics throughout the summer.  4-H Super Summer workshops are designed for youth ages 5 to 12.
Our session listings will be available in May.  But, you can enroll now for:

Pizza Adventure Week
Local Foods for Local Kids
Who:  Ages 6-10
When:  Monday- Thursday, June 17-20
Fee:  $60.00
Explore local sources of food as you collect ingredients for pizza.
 Make pizza from scratch and enjoy other food fun. See a cheese factory, dairy, other farms, and more!  
Where:  Start out at the Agricultural Conference Center

To get an idea of what we offer, see last year’s listinghere