Twenty-one youth from throughout Lincoln County were at the Tomahawk Middle School on Saturday, March 17, where they participated in a variety of 4-H project sessions as part of Project Discovery Day. Youth participated in sessions on topics such as archery, basket weaving, dance, model horses, painting, robotics, scale models and visual arts. Sponsored by the Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Association and University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development in Lincoln County, Project Discovery Day is designed to provide youth in 5-year-old kindergarten and older, a chance to discover what they can learn and do in 4-H. This event is open to all youth and 4-H members are encouraged to bring a friend. In addition to the youth sessions, six adults participated in the new volunteer orientation session to become 4-H adult leaders.
During the day, sessions youth and adults participated in were led by the following 4-H adult and community volunteers and University of Wisconsin-Extension staff members: Jessica Gruetzmacher, Amanda Herdt, Beth Krueger, Lisa Krueger, Dan Marzu, Debbie Moellendorf, Judy Ryan, Peter Schuetze, Amy Steffens and Esther Trostle. Pat and Yvette Chieves, 4-H Board members assisted during the day.
Another 4-H Project Discovery Day is being planned for Oct. 13 in Merrill. Watch for more information and registration materials in August.
Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development is part of the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, with more than 150,000 youth in urban, suburban and rural settings involved with 4-H and other UW-Extension youth programs in the state’s 72 counties. Wisconsin 4-H’s 16,000 adult volunteers serve as mentors and role models who provide a safe, interactive place for youth to take risks, practice their independence and master new skills. Adults who volunteer for 4-H learn and strengthen skills that help them in the workplace and to become better connected to their communities. Find out more about Wisconsin 4-H at http://4h.uwex.edu/.
UW-Extension offers timely access to University of Wisconsin research and knowledge through educational colleagues in 72 county offices, on five 4-year campuses and within three tribal nations, offering educational programs that address the important issues of individuals, families, businesses and communities. Find your county extension office at http://www.uwex.edu/ces/.