Members of Penn State Extension's Northeast Pennsylvania District 9 (Pocono District) demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry recently, in the annual 4-H Hippology contest at Monroe County Extension and 4-H Office. (Hippology - the study of the horse)
The youth serving organization began over 100 years ago as an agricultural education program, but 4-H is not just about farming anymore. Children age 5-18 learn archery, knitting, photography, nutrition, government and much more.
Rock Ridge Ranchers - making one memorable experience after another! Members of the Rock Ridge Ranchers attended the 12th Annual Pennsylvania Horse World Expo in Harrisburg.
Ever wonder what it would be like to belong to a model horse club?
Palette of Fun 4-H members had fun painting glass marbles with hearts as a community service project. The heart marbles will be used as decorations for marriage counseling training classes. The 4-H'ers also painted heart magnets to take home.
4-H is a youth organization that enables kids to have fun, meet new people, build self-confidence and learn by doing cool things. 4-H leaders share their talents and expertise with children age 5-18 in a variety of topics. Pike County 4-H needs adult volunteers to help young people learn, have fun and develop skills for the future.
The Palette of Fun 4-H Club is getting into the Christmas Spirit by creating trees from magazines and catalogs. What a beautiful way to recycle!
Community service is a part of 4-H. A club may choose just about any community service project. In doing so, members make a difference, develop new skills, have fun working together, feel good about themselves and may even explore career paths.
Hunter Seat Pleasure, English over Fences, Western Trail and Australian Stock Seat. These are some of the classes listed in the Pike County 4-H Horse Show manual. This is no ordinary show; it is a Model Horse Show and competitors know what it takes to get in the ribbons.
The 4-H Young Scientists met in Dingman Park, Milford PA for some hands-on fun and scientific activities. They created fossils, made Mysterious Mud, then made ice cream and finished the day with lots of bubbles.
Participants learned the stages of the equine digestive system through this fun, interactive presentation.
4-H members learned about water quality and how it affects the life of insects and other organisms in the stream.
Members of the 4-H Museum Muse Club, Ronald Syme, Andre Phillips, Andrew Phillips and leader, Roxanne Scott, put the finishing touches on The Kids Guide to The Columns Museum.
The Pike County 4-H art club, called Palette of Fun, chose Project Linus as their service project.
So many things! It’s fun to learn new skills with others, and the Knitting Kids have learned all sorts of things in such a short time!
In Pike County we are lucky to live near rivers, lakes and streams. Stream Team 4-H Adventure Day will help children ages 8-12 explore the water around us. Through hands-on activities kids will learn about water ecology, aquatic life and how to be a good water steward.