Classes will grow your child's knowledge of environmental issues and how they can play an important role in helping to be a part of the solution. There will be two in-person classes per week geared toward youth in 4th through 6th grade. Class size ranges from 3 to a maximum of 10. Classes are free and will be meeting at the Kress Library.
See more information, including the class schedule, and sign up to join here
The Brown County 4-H booth will feature a 4-H hat making craft activity. We need 4-H Volunteers to make this possible- please join us!
To learn more about the Breakfast on the Farm event, check out their flyer here:
Breakfast on the Farm Flyer- 2023
Join the Brown County 4-H IMPACT group!
Their upcoming meeting on June 29th will be at Bay Beach Amusement Park, 1pm-4pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations for Freedom House. Considering joining, or would like to contribute to the donations collected? Register to attend or review the donations list here.
When: June 4th, 1pm start, you can come anytime after 12:45pm to set up your dish
event usually lasts about 2 hours or less
Where: Brown County STEM Innovation Center at UWGB, 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay
Come join us for a fun afternoon with food! Open to all 4-H youth including Cloverbuds. The Food Review allows 4-H'ers to participate in their own version of a Cooking Show! The goal is to be fun and educational, so youth know what to expect for future Food Revues. There will be a fun activities for youth to participate in while waiting for their food to be judged. It is a great way to try different foods and let the kids show off their skills!
Sign up here! Register by May 31
Join us! We will be making OObleck and learning the basics of Cake Decorating. This activity is geared toward K-8, but we welcome the whole family!
Let us know you are planning to attend here.
Jason Smits, a certified tester, will be available Monday, July 17th from 5-8pm and Thursday, July 27th from 5-8pm by appointment.
Testing this year will be at the Smits House, address provided after the appointment is scheduled, price will be $1 per bird payable the night of testing.
Please call Tara at (920) 819-2520 to schedule it. Also note that all poultry are required to be tested except the following:
- Birds under 4 months of age.
- Doves, pigeons, and turkeys are exempt.
- NPIP Registered flock from hatchery or breeder (paperwork must be provided).
Eligibility for Summer Academy has also been extended to 11th graders.
Learn more about Summer Academy here.
Participation in wildlife & forestry activities are open to all Wisconsin 4-H club members. You can be enrolled in any 4-H project and participate in the activities!
Allouez Parkside Village is looking for a 4-H group to bring animals to the Assisted Living Community for an outdoor animal demonstration during an event.
When: Thursday, June 22nd, 4pm - 7pm
Where: Allouez Parkside Village, 1901 Libal St, Green Bay, WI 54301
Interested? Contact Wendy, Activity Director at Allouez Parskdie Village: 920-371-6293
Please register here!
When: Wednesday May 3rd, 6pm
What: Farm tour, calf feeding, and other fun farm activities!
Where: VandenWymelenburg Dairy, 6016 Dickinson Rd, De Pere
STEM Family Day is on Saturday, April 29, 10am-2pm.
Sign up here if you are interested!
Did you know in Monroe County there is a 4-H Club at Fort McCoy? With at least 2 deployed WI Units, WI 4-H partners to build resiliency and connection. Wear purple to recognize and thank children for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. Kids serve too! #PurpleupDay #Building Connections
The Brown County Dairy Promotions Committee is looking for volunteers for the annual Breakfast on the Farm event!
Volunteer sign up is first come first served. Sign up here to volunteer!
When: Week of August 25, 2023.
What: 'Show and tell' with friendly animals who can interact with youth age 2-4
Where: Ledgeview KinderCare in De Pere
Interested in volunteering? Contact Brittany Czempinski for more information: 920.983.6430
Explore your Sparks in art & STEM through three virtual sessions:
- May 9: Weaving Patterns
- May 16: Weaving Materials
- May 23: Weaving Light
What: Brown County 4-H Cloverbud Club Meeting
When: April 20 | 6-7 p.m.
Who: All youth K-2nd grade interested in joining the Cloverbud Club
Where: Brown County Central Library
Register here! https://forms.gle/aHUNXd5hsosorsdR7
This camp is open to youth in grades 3-8 and runs from June 27th - 30th in Upham Woods - Wisconsin Dells. Costs is $275 per camper.
Questions? Contact Dana Berger, Winnebago County 4-H Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-232-1974
Interested? Check out the application here!
This day-trip to UW Madison will include visits to the Biotech Lab, Meat Science Building, Geology Museum, and Babcock Hall. The fee for Brown County 4-Hers to join this trip is $80. Fee includes busing to Madison.
Registration ends April 17th.
For more information contact Jon Hill, Brown County 4-H Program Educator (email@example.com), or Debbie Olson, Kewaunee County 4-H Volunteer (920-360-0702).
You can watch the segment here!
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When: Sunday March 26th, 2023 1pm-3pm
Where: Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley 2929 Allied Street, Green Bay, WI 54304
Register: HERE! by Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
Cost: Approximately $12 (depending on the number of participants)
CAF will be held at the Wrightstown High School Auditorium.
The event begins at 9am, and doors open at 8am
The event will run until about 2:30pm
Where: Brown County STEM Innovation Center: 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay, WI 54311
When: Saturday, March 25th 9am to 11am AND Saturday April 15 1pm to 2:30pm
Who: Brown County 4-H Members in 3rd - 12th grade
Cost: $10 per participant
Register: by March 20th here
See more here
The American Youth Foundation’s National Leadership Award is a unique opportunity to honor extraordinary young people for their character and leadership.
Award recipients receive a personalized award certificate, a copy of I Dare You!, William H. Danforth’s classic motivational book, and an invitation to join other young leaders at the National Leadership Conference. The award recognizes youth in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade who strive to be their personal best and make a positive difference in their schools, youth groups, 4-H clubs, and communities.
Download the Nomination Form here.
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Wisconsin Key Award Nominations are due May 1st. Applications for selected nominees will be due June 1st.
About the Key Award
As a way to recognize the 4-H members who truly embrace the 4-H commitment, Wisconsin has developed The Wisconsin Key Award: one of the highest honors awarded to top-notch 4-H members in their 9th -13th grade years.
To be eligible for this award, candidates must be in 9th grade or above and must have completed at least three years of 4-H and one year of youth leadership.
Young people can either SELF NOMINATE or BE NOMINATED BY an adult or older youth who can vouch for their 4-H commitment. Often, young people don’t see the good they do – and the nomination process can be a way of sharing with young people that they are not only seen, but commended.
Download the Nomination form and Instructions here. (PDF)
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With more than 100 entries, the contest was extremely competitive. A panel of judges chose one Best of Show; 9 works as category winners, and 11 Honorable Mention awardees. You can see them all at https://wis4hfoundation.org/celebrate-the-arts/
Watch the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation website (www.Wis4HFoundation.org) for more information on future opportunities.
Sign up for the 2023 Sewing Workshop here!
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: MARCH 9, 2023
Hosted by Wisconsin 4-H and Community Youth Development of UW-Madison Extension.
Grades 7-10 | Registration opens in April
Learn more about the Wisconsin State 4-H Summer Academy Program here!
- Bean Bag Competition
- Basketball Tournament
- Silent Auction
- Bake Sale
- Food Stand
See more information here!
Click here for more information.
Course outcomes include:
- Safe operation and maintenance of farm machinery including skid steers and tractors over 20 horsepower
- Follow rules of the road for machinery and tractor safety
- Apply emergency first aid training
- Handle agriculture fires and extinguishers
National Conference is the ideal program for youth ages 15-19 who:
- Are passionate about change in their communities
- Want to meet their congressional representatives
- Have an interest in careers in government
To learn more about "Wildlife & Woods" visit https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/projects/wildlife-whep-wisconsin-4-h-wisconsin-4-h-forestry/wildlife-woods-virtual-classes/
Mark your 2023 calendars for the fourth Wednesdays, 7 pm. - 8 pm.
- February 22
- March 22
- April 26
- May 24
scholarships are designed to assist 4-H and FFA members in establishing swine projects that can lead to
development of life skills and career opportunities in the Wisconsin pork industry.
4-H and FFA youth are eligible to apply for a $100 scholarship used to offset costs associated with their 2023 pig project. Our goal is to raise enough funds to award a minimum of 50 scholarships. Age divisions, as of January 1, 2023, are as follows: Ages 9-12, 13-15, and 16-19.
Applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than February 1st, 2023, to:
Wisconsin Pork Association, P. O. Box 327, Lancaster, WI 53813 firstname.lastname@example.org
SEE APPLICATION HERE
The Small Ruminant webinar series, hosted by the UW-Madison Division of Extension, provides a research-driven view of popular sheep production issues that connect sheep and goat producers around the state. This series also connects producers to useful tools, techniques, and tricks of the trade & tips from the field.
Join this monthly webinar via Zoom at 7:30 PM CST on the second Wednesday of the month, January through April. See topics below!
Register now at: go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch
Applications for the Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award are available now and must received no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Applications are not available online and only one certificate may be issued per property.
For more information and/or to apply, click into this article or visit the link below:
Please review the resources below:
The next Leaders Association Meeting is Tuesday February 7th, 6:00pm, at the STEM Innovation Center.
(2019 Technology Way, Green Bay)
Leaders Association Meeting Minutes and Agendas are available online.
Bookmark this link to stay up-to-date on 4-H leadership: https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/extension-brown-county/4-h-youth-development/4-h-leaders-association/
Go Global with 4-H International Immersion Programs in 2023
Interested in exploring all the world has to offer? If so, Wisconsin 4-H International Programs has an opportunity for you! This is your chance to learn about the world by immersing yourself in daily life as a member of a family in a different country. By participating in a homestay instead of traveling as a tourist, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the country’s culture from an insider’s perspective, evolve as a global citizen, quickly adapt to new situations and ways of communication, and develop friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
Visit wi4hinternational.org for program dates, costs, and applications for Summer 2023. Applications are due to the Wisconsin 4-H International Programs Office by December 16th, 2022. Questions? Contact us by email at email@example.com, call 608-262-2491, or complete the brief inquiry form.
Drop in to learn more about 4-H and how you can get involved:
Monday December 5th, 5pm to 6:30pm at the Green Bay YWCA, 230 S. Madison St., Green Bay
You can use the Club Update form to send in your update from Fall Forum: https://forms.gle/xsfnyTGTJ1vCZ54Q6
When: Monday, November 7th, 6:00-7:00pm
Where: Kress Library,Gail Fischer Rm. #2 | 333 N Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115
4-H Educators have been hard at work developing the next stage of training to support 4-H volunteers in building safe spaces for youth to thrive. This new, self-paced, online training module is available now.
The survey will be sent to all Wisconsin 4-H members by e-mail in the first week of October. Youth who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card!
For more information on the 4-H Thriving Model and some of the results from the 2019-2020 4-H Thriving Study in Wisconsin, visit 4-H Thriving Model – Wisconsin 4-H
Please keep an eye out for messages and more information about this important survey.
Apply by November 30, 2022, using the form found here.
Grantees will be contacted after December 12, 2022 if they will be awarded the funds to celebrate their SMART goal success!
These grants are made possible by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation.
Are you a Brown County 4-H'er interested in participating in the Brown County Fair Livestock and Dairy Auction?
Youth (grades 3-13) are required to attend an Education & YQCA Meeting in order to participate.
Save the date for the upcoming Education & YQCA Meeting on January 21, 2023. Deadline to register is January 3rd.
See more information here!
Click into the article to learn about local activities to celebrate 4-H Week in Brown County.
Through life-changing 4‑H programs, nearly 6,000,000 young people take on critical issues such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all. 4-H believes in young people and their strengths and influence to improve the world around us.
Learn more about 4-H and its National impact here.
In partnership with nine partner organizations, the National Audubon Society has launched an interactive free digital platform to track and understand the migration and conservation data for HUNDREDS of migratory birds!Check out the Bird Migration Explorer here.
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See the press release here!
It is time to re-enroll in 4-H Online!
For detailed instructions on enrolling in 4-H Online, you can access a family enrollment guide here.
Go to 4-H Online today to enroll in the 2022-2023 Program Year! Sign up soon, so you can register for events, get updated newsletters, and stay in the loop on all your favorite 4-H activities!
See list of Junior Division Winners here.
2023 Educational Experiences
Educational Experiences for 2023 have been finalized! See the chart in article for a detailed overview of options.
You can also view/download a pdf version here.
You can now submit your Club news and updates for publishing on our website and newsletter.You can access the form for submissions here.
Intermediate Division: 1st Place-Denmark Red Lightning; 2nd Place-Legacy Builders
Senior Division: 1st Place-Greenleaf Gersome’s; 2nd Place-Morrison
2nd Place – Pipsqueek Avery Sexton/Zander Pieper - Rockland
Junior Division: 1st Place – Molly Goral/Zoey Vande Hey - Morrison
2nd Place-Emily Derenne/Carsyn Clausen - Rockland/Denmark
Intermediate Division: 1st Place-Lori Schiegg/Molly Ruebl - Wrightstown
2nd Place-Toss Masters Abby Guise/Ephriam Kremer – Legacy Builders
Senior Division: 1st Place-Justin Ossmqnn/Madison Wiese Wrightstown/Morrison
2nd Place-Kaydence Larson’Heidi Beyer - Morrison
Adult Division: 1st Place-Bratz Bombers Joe & Jolene Bratz - Rockland
2nd Place-Team Ruebl Rick & Joana Ruebl - Wrightstown
Submitted by Lydia Jahnke
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Congrats to Rockland! You can learn more about the contest here.
Madison and Emily's dairy bowl team took first place in the junior division. Madison took first place in the intermediate speaking contest, and she received a YDJM award.
You can read more about it here.
- Leo-Shooting Sports
- Haylee-Sewing a Drawstring Bag
- Casey-Marbles his rabbit
- Aly-Edited Photos with Effects
- Helena-Model Horses
- Tubing at Kewaunee Winter Park on January 16th
- February Club Meeting on the 20th: Half of the meeting will be making blankets to donate to children who have experienced abuse and the other half will be a Royal Icing Demonstration.
- March Club Meeting on the 12th
- Creative Arts Festival on March 19th
- Game Day Event on April 2nd
Club Reporter: Lydia Jahnke
Club Photographer: Grace Brochtrup
- Projectmania on January 9th
- Tubing at Kewaunee Winter Park on January 16th
1 - Make a Motion
2- Get a Second
3- Have a Discussion
4- Repeat the Motion
5- Call for a Vote
These rules were used multiple times as the Club used them to make a delicious Chex mix with lots of ingredients.
Examples of current project information sheets can be found here.
To develop these materials, committees will:
- review current curriculum available for this project
- develop a list of most common project skills
- develop a list of suggested activities to provide a path through project learning using the project skill list
Each committee will develop their own meeting schedule. Committees will be chaired by members of the Project Leader Support committee. Meetings will be held virtually.
Contact Jon Hill if interested in participating: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. If you have any horse project photos, please send them to Jon Hill.
You can learn more about the 4-H Plarn Mat Project here.
This month our 4-H club held its meeting at the Lawrence Town Hall. To kick off the meeting, each member shared their name and what they entered in the fair. After that, club members nominated members for officer positions and put together a rough schedule for the year ahead. Then, for the club picnic, each member got a pre-packaged meal to enjoy and eat together. To top it off, there was ice cream for dessert. It was a great way to kick off a new 4-H year.
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits
Submitted By: Carlie Smits - Wrightstown 4H
We started our September 12th Wrightstown 4H meeting at 4pm. We started by installing the new officers into their rolls. President Madison Wiese called the meeting to order. We then went through the agenda and followed with some fun activities. We did an activity to teach everyone how to make a motion and a speed meeting activity to meet other members in the group. We ended the meeting with build your own ice cream sundaes. While eating our sundaes we talked about what roles and activities the older youth could lead throughout the year.
At 3pm the younger Cloverbud members participated in a fun meet and greet with Chris Clover and Chris worked with the younger members on the 4H pledge.
Our next meeting is Sunday, October 10th.
Ben Brown (Friendly Fields 4-H Club), Alyssa Ostrenga (Lost Dauphin 4-H Club), and Riley VanZeeland (Suamico Beavertails 4-H Club) were recently recognized as the recipients of the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award. The Key Award is presented annually to 4-H members who have grown in the 4-H program to be strong leaders, lived out the 4-H mission “to make the best better” and shown their dedication to living out the 4-H pledge of their head to clearer thinking, their hands to larger service, their hearts to greater loyalty and their health to better living. These three young people have made their clubs, their communities and their countries better places, and are very deserving of the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award. Please join us in congratulating them.
This fall, Wisconsin 4-H will be inviting members (ages 13-18) to complete a survey about their 4-H experience. The survey will help Wisconsin 4-H to learn about the quality of our programs.
The survey will be sent to all Wisconsin 4-H members by e-mail in the first week of October. Youth who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to receive gift cards, scholarships to 4-H events, and other prizes.
For more information on the 4-H Thriving Model and some of the results from the 2019-2020 4-H Thriving Study in Wisconsin, visit 4-H Thriving Model – Wisconsin 4-H.
Please keep an eye out for messages and more information about this important survey.
The State Extension office has educational resources and teaching tools that are available to YOU, as a club or project. To learn more, visit the PYD Media Collection website to see what is available. You will find displays, skillathons, learning lab kits, interactive CD ROMs, DVDs, and more. Project materials currently include horse, dairy, livestock, small animal, and some arts. 4-H approved volunteers may request materials and have items sent directly to them.
There is no cost to order materials for Extension-sponsored programs. Non-Extension user groups must pay for outbound and return postage plus a $10 handling fee.
To learn more about the PYD Media Collection, see lists of materials by project area, and find out how to request materials, visit the website. Contact Monica Lobenstein, Learning Resources Specialist, email@example.com or 715-896-0377, with questions.
This month our 4-H club had its meeting at Legion Pool in De Pere. Members had a fun time swimming, splashing, and jumping off the diving boards.
A few weeks later, many club members participated in the Brown County Fair. Involvement ranged from helping out at the 4-H foodstand to exhibiting animals and projects that club members have worked hard to prepare all year.
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits
Brown County 4-H is excited to welcome Jon Hill to the 4-H team, as the new 4-H Program Educator. You may recognize Jon from his time with Brown County 4-H as the STEM Outreach Coordinator. Jon began in his new role on Monday, August 9th. We are excited to be fully staffed and working as a team to support all Brown County 4-H programming!
You will see Jon at the Brown County Fair next week. When you see him, come up and introduce yourself, the club you are with and share a little about you!
This month our 4-H club held its meeting at the Lawrence Town Hall. The club kicked off the meeting by each member saying their name and what they did over the 4th of July weekend. The club then discussed business. After that, club members finished up the meeting by painting rocks to be put in places in the community or entered in the fair.
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits
Grand Island, Nebraska was the 2021 site for over 600 4-H top qualifiers from 32 states to attend the National competition held June 20 – 25. According to Doug Thompson, Wisconsin State 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator, “this annual competition for most youth who participated this summer has been two years in the making. Covid 19 forced the National Committee to cancel the 2020 event so those still age eligible had the option to compete in this year’s championships.”
Twenty- four WI 4-H Shooting Sports team members and their families arrived in Grand Island June 20, 2021 for the competition. These youth competed on one of the following shooting sports disciplines teams: Air Rifle or Pistol, Archery Compound or Recurve, Smallbore Rifle or Pistol, Shotgun, and Hunting & Wildlife Skills. Each discipline has three different events on three different days. For example, the shotgun team shot trap, skeet, and sporting clays over the three days of competition. Each state is allowed to have one team of four youth per discipline.
Brown County 4-H was represented by Adam Wesolowski and Matthew Ossmann at the National Championships shooting in the shotgun discipline. They earned the honor to represent Wisconsin at the 2021 4-H National Championships by posting top scores statewide in 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational events. Congratulations to Adam and Matthew for proudly represented Wisconsin 4-H at the National Championships and thank you to the coaches, volunteers and involved parents who make our shooting sports program successful.
View results and pictures from the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships here. Information about Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports is available on the State 4-H Shooting Sports website. To learn more about 4-H Shooting Sports in Brown County, contact your local 4-H Educator at 920-391-4610 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello 4-H families! The ‘’Wisconsin 4-H News’’ is coming to your inbox soon. Get the latest information on statewide 4-H programs, events, deadlines and celebrations regularly in one spot. Emails will be sent out on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month to the email address you use in 4-HOnline. Look for the first “Wisconsin 4-H News” on July 1st!
This month our 4-H club held its meeting outdoors at the Lawrence Town Hall. Club members introduced themselves by saying their favorite way to cool off in the summer. After discussing club business, the members participated in a fun obstacle course. To end the meeting, members all got a delicious ice cream treat.
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits
Happy Valley 4-H Club had their annual Pop Tab weigh-in on Saturday, June 12th and the total collected by Brown County 4-H was 308 POUNDS! The Josie Van Deurzen Family delivered the tabs to the Ronald McDonald House® in Milwaukee. Revenue from recycling these little bits of aluminum help RHMC of Eastern Wisconsin keep families together and close to the care they need when they need it most.
Please keep collecting! There will be another weigh-in 2022.
If you have any questions or know of other groups interested in partnering with Brown County 4-H to collect pop tabs, please email email@example.com. The Extension Brown County office will gladly store pop tabs throughout the year.
Honey bees and other pollinators play an important role in the agricultural ecosystem. These same pollinators are under stress from a number of factors: pests, disease, lack of habitat, and more. The GROWMARK Pollinator Garden Program helps 4-H clubs do their part to help sustain and increase honey bee populations by providing enough seed to plant approximately a 700 square foot area, as well as educational signage to be placed around the garden.
UW-Madison Division of Extension Brown County offered garden space space at the STEM Innovation Center for clubs if they were interested in applying for this program. The Lost Dauphin 4-H club applied, were selected, and on May 23rd planted their pollinator garden!
This is the sixth year of the GROWMARK Pollinator Graden Program, open to 4-H clubs, Ag in the Classroom groups, and FFA chapters in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. “Nearly 200 youth organizations have been part of the program since 2016,” said Karen Jones, GROWMARK Youth and Young Producer Specialist. “Growing the number of pollinator gardens this year will help provide even more habitat for bees and other beneficial pollinator species.”
Thank you GROWMARK!
The Happy Valley 4-H Club took part in the 2021 Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup took place in several locations along the Fox River and Wolf River watersheds. Happy Valley 4-H cleaned up along the East River by Ledgeview Park in De Pere. Check out the pictures of this great day!
The Brown County 4-H Leaders Association is proud to announce this year’s Scholarship Recipients:
- Jordyn Ossman
- Riley Van Zeeland
They have been awarded a scholarship to acknowledge their active participation, community service and leadership in the Brown County 4-H program. We thank them for all their time and dedication and wish them much success as they continue their educational goals. Congratulations!
We started our April 11th virtual Wrightstown 4H meeting at 4pm. President Madison Wiese called the meeting to order. Lilly Bartosch led the Pledge of Allegiance and Andy Kinate led the 4H Pledge. Allison Bartosch gave the Secretary’s Report, Alicia Wiese and Sabrina moved to approve it. We then went over old and new business including our community service projects, upcoming questions on fair projects and entries and the date for the Clothing Review for sewing project members. We talked about an opportunity to do cardmaking virtually and virtual opportunities through the county coming up. At the end of this meeting our Junior members created dog toys out of old t-shirts to donate to local animal rescues. The meeting adjourned with a reminder of the next meeting in May.
At 3pm the younger Cloverbud members participated in a pet parade show and share activity, if they did not have a pet they were able to share a favorite stuffed animal and everyone introduced their animal. They then learn how to make a few fun snacks too!
Submitted By: Carlie Smits Wrightstown 4H
Please utilize the link below for frequently asked questions related to 4-H and COVID-19.
4-H Leaders Association meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month and are open to anyone, youth and adult. For more information on the next meeting including date, time, agendas and minutes, click here.
This month for 4-H our club celebrated Valentine's Day! We kicked off our meeting by reciting the 4-H pledge and introducing ourselves by sharing our favorite candy bars. Then, one of our very own club members led us in a fun Valentine's Day painting that each member could do from their own home. After that, we talked about the 4-H online project lists, upcoming online Creative Arts Festival, and the fun opportunities happening this year in 4-H. To finish the meeting, we talked about special activities we could do to celebrate St. Patrick's Day next meeting.
For our virtual March meeting, we celebrated St. Patrick's Day. To kick off the meeting, we shared our names and what we are looking forward to over spring break. Then, two different club members led us in St. Patrick Day themed activities. The first was to build a leprechaun trap using a shoebox and a few craft supplies. Then, another club member showed us how to draw leprechauns. This month, our club members really stepped up to show us very enjoyable St. Patrick's activities.
-Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits
Want to try your hand at a creative stitchery project, but not sure how to start? Brown County 4-H is here to help! Join Melinda in learning the basics and making a simple cross-stitched bookmark. Download the pattern, grab your aida cloth, needle and floss and make a simple cross stitched bookmark on your own timeframe. Take your time, pause and repeat as needed as you work your own project and move along to the next video when you are ready.
Click here to be redirected to the YouTube playlist with all three videos!
Want to learn the basics of crocheting? Join Melinda for five short videos to learn the basics of crocheting on your own time frame. Take your time, pause and repeat as needed as you work your own project and move along to the next video when you are ready.
4-H Members: Do you need materials to try this project? We have them for you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request for materials. Also remember, the item you make while following along with this video can be submitted at the Brown County Fair!
Click here to be redirected to the YouTube playlist with all five videos!
We started our February 14th virtual Wrightstown 4H meeting at 4pm. President Madison Wiese called the meeting to order. Allison Bartosch submitted the Secretary Report and Madison Wiese submitted the Treasurer’s Report. We then went over old and new business including our community service project due February 28th, families in the club are tying blankets for the Children’s Hospital and we wrapped up our Band-Aid Drive with fun bandages for the kids at the hospital. Members will be participating in virtual project meetings in the next few months. At the end of this meeting our Junior members created a heart-shaped pizza in their kitchen brushing up on their culinary skills (some are pictured). The meeting adjourned with a reminder of the next meeting on March 14th at 4pm(Junior Members) and 3pm (Cloverbud Members).
At 3pm the younger Cloverbud members participated in an activity creating a Valentine’s buddy and Skittles Rainbow. Some of these members are pictured with their activity.
Submitted By: Carlie Smits Wrightstown 4-H
We started our January 10th virtual Wrightstown 4H meeting at 4pm by making homemade hot chocolate, the activity was led by Madison and Alivia Wiese. (Activity Pictured) President Madison Wiese then started the business portion. Allison Bartosch submitted the Secretary Report and Josslyn Smits the Treasurer’s Report. We then covered old and new business including our community service project for this month of tying blankets for the Children’s Hospital. The meeting adjourned with a reminder of the next meeting on February 14th.
At 3pm the younger Cloverbud members participated in an activity creating sock snowman. Some of these members are pictured with their creations.
Submitted by: Carlie Smits
In December our 4-H club met virtually. We kicked off the meeting by each sharing our favorite holiday treat then singing Christmas carols. After that, since we would normally be volunteering at a nursing home for this meeting, one of our club members led us in making foam cup snowmen that would be dropped off at a nursing home. Additionally, we also made cards to be sent with the snowmen. Even though our meeting was not the same as it has been other years it was nice to still be able to get together and be able to still help out people in our community.
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits
The Wisconsin State 4-H Shooting Sports program would like to recognize Meggan Daniels, Pierce County, Town and Country 4-H Club and Thomas Sevcik, Brown County 4-H Shooting Sports Club for presenting at the Wisconsin 4-H 2020 Virtual Fall Forum.
Meggan and Thomas' presentation titled 4-H Shooting Sports Aims Youth at Life Skill Targets, was very well attended and received great feedback. Meggan shared the valuable growth and development opportunities she has experienced through a career in 4-H Shooting Sports, from local events to her national achievements. She also shared her recent National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Training experience on how to mentor other youth in developing shooting sports leadership programs. Meggan’s presentation was an inspiration to others to take full advantage of what 4-H Shooting Sports has to offer.
Thomas gave a preview of a new computer program to expand wildlife teachings for the shooting sports curriculum. This tool will also assist in keeping clubs connected during this time of separation but can also be used in the future when clubs will be able to meet face to face again. Thomas’ introduction to virtual learning was an invitation to participants to explore new approaches to making distance learning both educational and fun. His knowledge of using Google Forms to create challenging wildlife and conservation quizzes was a demonstration of future educational activities coming to 4-H Shooting Sports.
Thanks to Meggan and Thomas for their leadership in 4-H Shooting Sports.
"Brendan and Casey are busy today using skills they learned in robotics to build a robot that can fetch them a soda. The boys are missing robotics classes!"
Thank you to Carrie Ostroski for sharing this picture and note with us. We are missing robotics classes too and are so proud of Brendan and Casey for utilizing their skills they learned at home!
For the month of November our club held a virtual meeting. The club kicked off the meeting by having each member share their name and something they ate that day. The members then talked about new and old business consisting of 4-H enrollment, the virtual December meeting, bag decorating for ADRC, the county raffle basket donation, the virtual January meeting, and Pop (soda) Top collection. The club completed 26 cards for families involved in the Califirnia and Oregon wildfires. Their goal is to complete 35 more by the December meeting. To finish off the meeting, members participated in a scavenger hunt where they found items in their house like forks and stuffed animals.
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrrits
Thank you to all the families of the Wrightstown 4-H Club for contribution of food donations they collected for the Thanksgiving season! This is a great example of community service and how to make a difference for Brown County residents in need.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected organizations across the nation, many creating virtual events and programs. The 4-H Shooting Sports program is no exception but you probably ask how is virtual shooting sports a possibility? The Alabama 4-H program developed a virtual shooting sports quiz bowl and the opportunity was distributed by National 4-H Shooting Sports to all states.
Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator Doug Thompson shared this opportunity for Wisconsin 4-H youth to register through the Alabama 4-H program to participate in the virtual quiz bowl. Quiz questions were set to a time limit with a penalty given for a slow response even for correct answers. Questions covered archery, muzzleloader, rifle, pistol, shotgun, western heritage and wildlife. Participants could register as individuals or as a team of four in the Junior or Senior divisions and were given a week to go online and complete their quiz.
Thomas Sevcik, Brown County 4-H Shooting Sports member, participated as an individual in the Senior division. Participants who competed had their results placed both in their respective region in the United States and nationally. Thomas placed 5th out of 23 in the North Central Region, which comprises the mid-western states, and was 26th out of 120 in national competition. Congratulations to Thomas for representing Brown County and Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports with these outstanding scores.
The 4-H Sewing Workshop was held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the STEM Innovation Center. This new location was fantastic for sewing with it's large windows and natural light. It was a great opportunity for 4-H youth to learn sewing skills. It was fun to see the smiles on the members when they saw their final creations!
Thanks to the sewing leaders who guided these youth in creating their one of a kind sewing project during the workshop. Without our leaders sharing their skills, these opportunities would not be available for the youth.
Please check out this video on Parliamentary Procedure and Group Decision Making put together by Sarah Tarjeson from Extension Sheboygan County.