The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation's natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation's air, water, land, and ecology.
Due to the unavailability of the hotel in Harrisburg and to avoid as much of the PSSA testing window as possible, the dates for Capital Days for 2013 are much earlier, March 3-5, 2013. Please mark your calendars.
State Achievement Days, August 7-9, will be held at the Penn State University Park campus again this year. There will be 30 contests (competitive and non-competitive) offered. Contest rules and additional information is posted on the 4-H web and SharePoint sites.
National 4-H Congress will be held November 23-27, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA. The theme this year is the same - Become a Catalyst of Change - with many new and exciting things in the works!
Beekeeping 101, a new online course from Penn State Extension, is open for registration. The course for new and experienced beekeepers uses video, interactive diagrams, and other media to explore all aspects of keeping bees
Pennsylvania State 4-H Council Members represent the nearly 205,000 youth across the commonwealth at countless events. June was yet another busy month for the State Council. On June sixth the council officers had the opportunity to tour the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in Harrisburg
Roles have changed within the county extension offices and the need to receive the County 4-H Listserv messages may have changed. You must also be a member in order to send to the list. You may now subscribe or unsubscribe to the list following the steps below.
In celebration of Earth Day 2012, over 300 students from Steelton Elementary School participated in an activity led by the middle school team of 4-H Youth and Families of Promise students and facilitator Rick Sayles.
The teen VIP 4-H club in Montgomery County Pennsylvania has been serving the community for the last three years. Their primary goal is to educate their peers about the origins of community service and how youth can play a crucial role in changing the world.
Over the past 8 years, the Pennsylvania 4-H State Council has had the opportunity to meet many influential people. The officers meet with faculty, administration, staff and even deans. They often meet one-on-one with their state legislators and promote the 4-H program and high profile events. Lately though, the officers have had some rock star status opportunities, like the one on April 30, 2012.
May 16, 2012 marked a historical moment for the Pennsylvania 4-H State Council and PA Collegiate 4-H. For the first time since the council's/club's formation the officers were invited to participate in the USDA Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack's visit to the Penn State, University Park campus.
State Fashion Revue is continuing, with an infusion of enthusiastic volunteers who will help to ensure that 7 Regional Revues will be held in 2012 to select the maximum 60 participants in the State Revue which will be held during State Days. Sandy Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the state event coordinator.