In recognition of Earth Day 2021, we invite all youth to join us in making seed bombs! Seed bombs are an easy and sustainable way to cultivate plants in a way that provides a larger window of time when the sowing can occur.  Each participant who pre-registered before April 12th received supplies and printed instructions to make multiple seed balls that can then be planted.

Everyone is welcome to participate in a live Zoom on April 21st, walking through the process of making seed bombs. 

Materials are sold out for this event, but if you are interested in participating in the LIVE zoom or would like a list of materials to purchase your own, please contact 4h@browncountywi.gov or 920-391-4654.

 

Apr. 16, 2021

Please utilize the link below for frequently asked questions related to 4-H and COVID-19. 

https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/4-h-faqs-related-to-covid-19/

Apr. 9, 2021

Open to youth in grades 5-13 (as of fall 2021), this 4-day in person cardboard camp will have participants create their own arcade games, costumes and characters with pegboard and cardboard!

The camp is August 9-12, 2021 from 12-3pm each day at the STEM Innovation Center on the UWGB Campus in Green Bay and is being offered by Brown County 4-H.Camp is limited to 20 people and will follow CDC, WI Department of Health Services and UW-Madison guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

RSVP by July 30th through creating an account at http://wi.4honline.com (select your county of residence, program area 4-H, and click on events).  Cost is $75.00 and financial assistance is available by submitting this short application
 

Apr. 9, 2021

Open to youth 8 years and older, this is a perfect 3-day course for beginners to safely learn the basics of a new skill that could turn into a lifelong sport! Registration includes all three days and attendance is mandatory the first day to participate in the next two days.

The camp is June 14-16, 2021 from 9-11am each day at the STEM Innovation Center on the UWGB Campus in Green Bay and is being offered by Brown County 4-H and Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports.  Camp is limited to 16 people and will follow CDC, WI Department of Health Services and UW-Madison guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

RSVP by June 7th through creating an account at http://wi.4honline.com (select your county of residence, program area 4-H, and click on events).  Cost is $16.00 and financial assistance is available by submitting this short application.

 

Apr. 9, 2021

Open to youth in grades 5-13 (as of fall 2021), this 4-day in person cardboard camp will have individuals make their dream homes into a cardboard reality, from blueprint to final construction. Then working as a group with other participants to engineer and build a city - grocery, hospitals, post office, restaurants, schools, etc. The only limit in this city is the imaginations of the participants!

The camp is June 21-24, 2021 from 12-3pm each day at the STEM Innovation Center on the UWGB Campus in Green Bay and is being offered by Brown County 4-H.  Camp is limited to 20 people and will follow CDC, WI Department of Health Services and UW-Madison guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

RSVP by June 11th through creating an account at http://wi.4honline.com (select your county of residence, program area 4-H, and click on events).  Cost is $75.00 and financial assistance is available by submitting this short application
 

 

Apr. 9, 2021

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. 

Mar. 31, 2021

Did you know about one trillion single-use plastic bags are used every day in the U.S? That’s according to EarthDay.org. And many in our community are experiencing homelessness. We’ve created a service project to reuse plastic bags and to help the community. It’s the 2nd Annual Wisconsin 4-H Service Learning Project for 2021.

Youth can take part in the Plarn Mats project. Plarn is plastic yarn, made by looping plastic bags. The plarn is then crocheted together to create a mat. The mat can be used to lie on or to help with warmth.Youth of all ages can participate in the project. If you work with a group of youth who are interested in doing a service-learning project, please visit the Plarn Mats Service Learning Project resource website at:  https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/4h-resources/plarn-mats/

Mar. 30, 2021

Do you like playing with slime?  Would you like to bring your slime to “life” using the power of Magnetism?  Magnetic May Madness is BACK!  Youth in grades 3-7 are invited to join us and explore magnetism and electricity by making your own magnetic slime, homopolar motor and electromagnetic train on Wednesday, May 12th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the STEM Innovation Center on the UWGB campus.

Registration is now open in 4-H Online.  Please select your county of residence when creating your account if you do not have any account yet.  Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.  Registration due by May 5th.

This course will be held in person, socially distanced with masks and following CDC guidelines.  Register fast—we are limiting to 12 participants for additional safety and spacing.

Mar. 29, 2021

Outagamie County will be hosting a dairy clinic on May 1, 2021 at the Seymour Fairgrounds, 9am-3pm.  This opportunity is open to area youth in 4-H, FFA, and breed organizations! 
 
Katie Coyne will lead demonstrations.  Youth may bring their project calf to work on, or they may share a calf with a fellow county project member (youth who wish to share a calf must plan arrangements prior to the clinic).
 
Registration form and more information is included on this flyer.  First come, first served and clinic participation is set at 25 youth minimum, 40 youth maximum.  Pandemic guidelines will be followed.  Attendees should mail registration form along with payment to the Outagamie County Extension office by April 19th.  Clinic fee is $15 per youth.  Lunch is available for $6 per person.  
 
After April 19th, communication with the registrants via email with confirmation of the event.  If we do not meet our minimum youth attendance all payments will be refunded.  
 
Complete agenda can be found here:  http://bit.ly/DairyClinicAgenda

 

Mar. 25, 2021

Have you heard the news? State 4-H Hunt and Dressage Show has received a program approval for the event! How about a few details?

Dates: June 25, 26, and 27
Location: Sheboygan County Fairgrounds

You must be pre-regsitered to attend.

Please note: To stay within the number guidelines, the committee is asking that you bring only one parent/guardian per riding member.

Protocols and rules: All participants will need to abide by all UW Extension Covid 19 Protocols and normal show rules. We ask that you do your part in following these expectations so that we can continue to offer great opportunities for our members.

Looking for forms? All forms are located in the WI 4-H Horse Handbook (scroll down to "Hunt and Dressage Show").
 

 

Mar. 25, 2021



The COVID-19 global pandemic changed libraries’ regular means of sharing and has impacted all aspects of life for all ages. Brown County Library wants to gather and share students’ perspectives to document this challenging and important time.

We welcome students, ages 18 and under, to submit their creative works relating to life during the pandemic and quarantine to be posted online. Submissions could include written works—such as essays/personal narratives, speeches/commentary, short fiction or poetry—as well as 2D artwork (drawings, posters, photography, images of 3D artwork).

Submission deadline is June 1, 2021. Click here for more information or to submit your work.

 

Mar. 23, 2021

The Young People’s Art Exhibit (YPAE) is open to all students in grades six through 12 who are currently enrolled in public, private, parochial or home schooled in Wisconsin.

Entries may include painting, drawing, computer- generated art, printmaking, design, sculpture, fabric craft, jewelry, photography and ceramic. All art must be the original work of the student.
Important dates for this competition:

  • Entry Deadline and Drop-Off Date: April 19, 2021
  • Judging: April 21, 2021

Please check all arrival, show, and release dates carefully! Click here for complete entry information.

Mar. 23, 2021

Are you enrolled in the horse project?  Then don't miss out on the opportunities at the state level for you.  The 2021 Wisconsin 4-H Horse Education Days is now accepting registrations for speaking & demonstration (virtual), horse bowl (in person) and hippology (in person).  Entry deadline is June 1, 2021. 

For contest rules and guidelines, please click here.  For an entry form for any of these events, please click here and scroll down to "Education Days – Hippology, Horse Bowl, Speaking and Demonstration."

General information for all Wisconsin State 4-H Horse activties can be found on their website at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4haganimalscience/horse/ or in the WI 4-H Horse Association handbook

 

 

Mar. 18, 2021

FEBRUARY:
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.
 
MARCH:
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

 

Mar. 16, 2021

The Competitive Edge Scholarship Program offers 2-$1,000 and 2-$500 scholarships to incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Organized and sponsored by AGR, the Competitive Edge Scholarship Program gathers resources across campus by current students specifically for incoming students. It’s an opportunity to meet faculty and advisors, learn about student organizations and campus resources, connect with incoming students and ask any questions about the transition to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The scholarship application can be filled out online at www.wisconsinagr.com/competitive-edge.

If you have any questions, please contact the Competitive Edge Scholarship Program Coordinator, Nate Daniels at npdaniels2@wisc.edu or (608) 393-7677.

Mar. 15, 2021

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!

 

Mar. 11, 2021

The Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program (WYLP), in connection with the University of Wisconsin Madison Animal & Dairy Sciences Department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Division of Extension, are excited to offer these LIVE Virtual Zoom educational programs for the winter/spring of 2020-2021.  These current topics are for youth and adults alike and occur on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  Each session begins at 7 p.m. CST with a presentation followed by Q&A.  You must register in order to receive the connecting information through email.  
 
For more detailed information of each presentation and to register for any or all of the events, please go to:  https://go.wisc.edu/r3x8lh.  On this webpage you can also complete an educational verification form and turn it into your county fair and or livestock committee to verify your participation.  These activities can serve as “county educational requirements”.

  • May 13 - Meat Science Cookery

For more information visit https://go.wisc.edu/r3x8lh or contact Bernie O’Rourke, UW- Madison Extension Youth Livestock Specialist at (608) 263-4304 or borourke2@wisc.edu.
 
For more information go to the Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program.
 

Mar. 10, 2021

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 alyssa.zirbel@browncountywi.gov 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!

 

Mar. 4, 2021

Registration is now open for this Virtual Fitness Club! Youth in grades 3-6 can participate in this beginner club. Registration is free and open in 4HOnline through the events tab.

Feb. 24, 2021

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

Meeting Collage 2

Feb. 24, 2021

Join Dr. Casie Bass from UW-River Falls and "Kitty" to learn about what goes on during the final stages of a pregnant horse!  Click here to register for the Live Q&A Zoom sessions!

Stay up to date with the weekly topic videos on the Wisconsin State 4-H Youth Horse Association Facebook page. 
 

Feb. 19, 2021

Mental Health First Aid is a program that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The program gives participants the skills and confidence to provide initial support to those who are experiencing a crisis in their community. WiROSE is supporting both Youth and Mental Health First Aid to better equip adults to help those in their community who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or substance use disorder.

These sessions are available to anyone who lives and works in Wisconsin. Space is limited to to 25 participants. 

Adult Mental Health First Aid - (Multiple Dates Are Available - Click Here for Details)

Youth Mental Health First Aid - (Multiple Dates Are Available - Click Here for Details)

For more information and to register for any of these classes, please visit the WiROSE project website at https://wirose.wisc.edu/mental-health-first-aid/

Feb. 19, 2021

The Virtual Learning Community continues to release online events and project lessons open to everyone in Wisconsin.  WFRV Channel 5 welcomed Brown County 4-H Positive Youth Development Educator Melinda Pollen to do a segment highlighting the community! Check out the video below. 



Click here to explore events the Virtual Learning Community is offering!  Sign-up is available through 4-H Online.  You do not need to be a 4-H member to participate.  This is open to ANY youth or adult in the state of Wisconsin.

 

Feb. 19, 2021

Face to Face judging for clothing projects will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Extension Brown County office located inside the STEM Innovation Center at UWGB.  Judging for the Style Revue will be held at the same time.  PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  (Cloverbuds, Exploring and Home Environment members who have sewing projects will have them judged at the Brown County Fair in August).  Members will be able to take their projects home with them after judging but must return their projects on Tuesday of the Fair to receive their ribbons and premiums.  If you have any questions, please call Sue Vanevenhoven (532-5550), Sharon Faulds (676-3201) or Connie Lenz (338-0097).

 

Jan. 18, 2021

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

 

Jan. 14, 2021

DNA Identification technologies have proven to be instrumental in safeguarding the reputation and integrity of our State’s Youth livestock programs. Wisconsin State Fair’s process for 2021 DNA identification is as follows:
 
DNA Identification: DNA identification must be submitted to be eligible for all 2021 Wisconsin State Fair Championship awards in the Junior Beef, Sheep and Swine Divisions in the market and non-registered breeding stock shows. As part of the DNA identification process Wisconsin State Fair requires an 840 ear tag as official animal identification. 840 RFID ear tags are preferred but any official 840 ear tag is accepted. The 15-digit sequence of numbers which begin with 8-4-0 will be recognized by Wisconsin State Fair as the individual animal identification number.
 
Purchase DNA Identification Hair Kits: Wisconsin State Fair DNA identification hair kits are available for purchase online by credit card only at entry.wistatefair.com. Due to COVID-19, walk-up orders will not be accepted at Wisconsin State Fair Park.
          DNA Identification Hair Kit: $6
          840 RFID Ear Tag: $5 (Wisconsin State Fair sells individual 840 RFID ear tags but 840 ear tags do not need to be purchased through Wisconsin State Fair.)
          DNA Identification Hair Kit and 840 RFID Ear Tag: $11
 
Wisconsin State Fair DNA Identification Submission Date: Wisconsin State Fair DNA identification submissions must be postmarked/delivered on (or before) June 9, 2021*. Due to COVID-19, in person drop-offs of DNA identification will not be accepted at Wisconsin State Fair Park. DNA identification may only be returned via mail, Fed Ex or UPS. DNA identification being sent to Wisconsin State Fair should be addressed to:

Wisconsin State Fair, Agriculture Department, 640 S 84th St, West Allis WI 53214

 *Junior market beef, sheep and swine and non-registered breeding stock without DNA identification postmarked/delivered by June 9, 2021 are eligible to show at Wisconsin State Fair but are not eligible for champion awards.
 
County Fair DNA Programs: Wisconsin State Fair recognizes and accepts DNA identification from County Fair programs which use Animal ID Inc. as their DNA service provider. Any DNA identification hair kits purchased through a County Fair program must be submitted back to the respective County where purchased. DNA identification postmarked/delivered on (or before) June 9, 2021 will be recognized as meeting Wisconsin State Fair DNA identification requirements.
 
Reminder! Purchasing and/or submission of DNA identification hair kits is NOT entry in the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair. Exhibitors MUST enter the Wisconsin State Fair Junior Show online at wistatefair.com in a separate process in late spring.
 
Please contact Wisconsin State Fair at entryoffice@wistatefair.com with additional DNA identification questions.

Click here to purchase Wisconsin State Fair 840 ear tags and DNA kits.

 

Jan. 13, 2021

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

 

Dec. 28, 2020

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Friend of 4-H Award Winner, Travis Cleven!   

The Brown County Friend of 4-H Award is sponsored by the Brown County 4-H Leaders Association. The recipient of this award is a person or organization who supports the overall 4-H program and has an excellent understanding of the purpose of 4-H.
 

Dec. 18, 2020

Click here to view the 2021 Wisconsin State 4-H Horse Association calendar of events.
 

Dec. 18, 2020

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. 

Dec. 14, 2020

"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!
 

Dec. 14, 2020

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

Dec. 9, 2020

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.

 

Dec. 4, 2020

Through our partnership with JOANN Fabric and Crafts, 4‑H’ers can expand their hearts, hands, and minds through new crafting projects on Creativebug.com.

When you sign up for a JOANN 4‑H Rewards Card today, not only will you save 15% off every purchase and have a portion of the sale go back to support 4‑H, but you also will get free access to Creativebug.com. Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning arts and crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Click here to check out the Creative Bug partnership as well as other discounts and fabric available just for 4-H members! 
 

Nov. 25, 2020

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Meritorious Service Award Winner, Cindy Ossmann!   

The Brown County Meritorious Service Award is sponsored by the Brown County 4-H Leaders Association. The recipient of this award has demonstrated outstanding work in the 4-H program at the club and county levels.

Nominations are made by Brown County 4-H Leaders or Members.  Congratulations Cindy!

Nov. 13, 2020

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Volunteer of the Year, Angela Duckart!   

The recipient of this award is recognized for their volunteer efforts to the 4-H program. Individuals are nominated by 4-H leaders and voted on by the Brown County 4-H Executive Board. This award is sponsored by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, Inc.   Congratulations Angela!

 

Nov. 13, 2020

Did someone in your family attend the 2020 Wisconsin 4-H Virtual Fall Forum?  If so, you are eligible for financial reimbursement.  Click here to apply.  The complete form (with original receipts), can be submitted to bc4hleaderstreasurer@gmail.com or mailed to the 4-H office. 

 

Nov. 11, 2020

Thank you to the Wrightstown Area Spirit newspaper for showcasing Brown County 4-H clubs in their communities.  Their support of our clubs does not go unnoticed.  The tagline written under the header in the spread highlighting National 4-H Week is truly what 4-H is all about!  Check out their website at http://wrightstownspirit.com/.

"We salute the area clubs that help members learn life skills, build self-confidence, learn responsibility, achieve personal goals...and have fun!" - Wrightstown Area Spirit  

 

Oct. 1, 2020

Wisconsin State Fair will honor 2020 YQCA certifications for the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Show YQCA requirements.  In order for Wisconsin Sate Fair to accept 2020 YQCA certification for 2021, exhibitors must email a copy of their certificate to entryoffice@wistatefair.com no later than November 3, 2020. 

 

Sept. 25, 2020

As you may have heard, National 4-H Council has either cancelled or moved to virtual the national 4-H Educational Experiences.  The experiences impacted are below:

- 2020 National 4-H Congress - Canceled
- Citizenship Washington Focus Presidential Inauguration - Canceled
- National Youth STEM Summit - Virtual
- National Youth Healthy Living Summit - Virtual
- National Youth Agri-Science Summit - Virtual
- National Youth Photography Summit - Canceled
- Citizenship Washington Focus - Virtual
- Leadership Washington Focus - Virtual
- National 4-H Conference - Virtual
- Space Camp - No Wisconsin Delegation
- American Spirit Experience - Canceled
- 2021 National 4-H Congress - To Be Determined (Does Not Meet at National 4-H Conference Center and is held in November)
 
Because of this, the Brown County 4-H Leaders Association Educational Experiences committee will not be putting out the typical educational experiences scholarship and interview packets, as in years previous.  Please be sure to watch your email and newsletter as virtual and remote experiences arise, as there will be information about potential scholarships and financial support.
 
If you have any questions, please reach out.  To request the full announcement from Amber Rehberg, WI 4-H Educational Experiences Specialist, email alyssa.zirbel@wisc.edu.
 

Sept. 23, 2020

Attention Brown County!!  COVID can’t stop this...

Remember to collect your pop tops! Brown County 4-H is collecting pop tops to raise funds to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin.  When pop tops are donated, volunteers bring them to a local recycling facility and exchange the aluminum for cash. Revenue from recycling helps keep families near their children who are receiving medical treatment. 

At the 2019 weigh-in (pictured) Brown County 4-H clubs and groups raised nearly 600 pounds of tabs! Members have their sights set to surpass that number with the 2020 collection.

If you have any questions or know of other groups interested in helping Brown County 4-H to collect pop tops, please email bc4hpoptabs@gmail.com or contact the 4-H program at the Extension Brown County  office by calling 920-391-4654. We gladly will take any pop tabs and store them here until the 2020 weigh in!
 

Aug. 20, 2020

Thomas PictureThe 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.    
 

July 14, 2020

Stay busy during social distancing with hands-on design engineering challenges from Brown County 4-H!  We are releasing new activites each week via YouTube tutorials with new topics and challenges.  Watch the videos, get creating, and share your photos using #wi4h, #inspirekidstodo and #bc4hwi! Be sure to check back here each week here for the newest video which we will post at the bottom of this list.

At University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Extension, we are working to integrate accessibility into our web, video, and audio content. If you experience accessibility barriers using our web, audio, or video content or would like to request complete captions or other alternative formats, please contact us at accessibility@extension.wisc.edu. You will receive a response within 3 business days.
June 16, 2020

Did you miss any of the Photography 101 series that Brown County 4-H held via Zoom? All of the videos are now available on our YouTube channel!  Each session is available by clicking on the names below.

Learn Your Camera Settings
Basic Composition
Intermediate Composition

Apr. 16, 2020

In Wisconsin 4-H, we believe in educational opportunities that involve youth in their own learning. We encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. We want youth to DO a hands-on activity, REFLECT on their experience, and APPLY what they learned in the current activity and beyond.  We also know that world events could prevent some of those things from happening. Let’s not let them!

Extension educators from around the state created a handy list of easy-to-access activities and curriculum. We chose the resources on this page with busy parents, caregivers, and families in mind. We know there’s a lot coming at you all at once, so we took some time to go through a lot of possible activities, resources, and information. We only listed the ones we think are the best, in the current situation.

The page is organized by grade level and is chock full of Extension and 4-H resources as well as high quality, fun, learning activities from a range of other sources.  Click here to start exploring the resources!

Apr. 6, 2020
Give BIG Green Bay was an amazing experience for us, and your support means the world to our office. Both through your contributions and your sharing of our messages went a long ways in helping us receive over $9,000 in total contributions from donors. We are still waiting to find out how much we are receiving in matching incentives, but no matter what, those raised funds will go a long ways for us to be able to grow some of our existing programming and expand our programming into new areas in the county while making sure everyone has an opportunity to participate in     4-H programs.
 
Thank you for all that you have contributed not just financially but also through your time, your words, and your efforts.
 
Feb. 20, 2020

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.

Jan. 21, 2020

Please check out this video on Parliamentary Procedure and Group Decision Making put together by Sarah Tarjeson from Extension Sheboygan County.

Dec. 10, 2019