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Humboldt County 4-H Program

Welcome to the Humboldt County 4-H Website!

The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development. UC Cooperative Extension is responsible for administering the Humboldt County 4-H program.

2020-2021 4hOnline Enrollment

Enroll in the Humboldt County 4-H Program through this link! For more information about 4-H check out the rest of the website or call us at (707) 445-7351.

To view updates from previous months please visit the Archived Weekly Updates page.

Weekly Updates 10/12/2020 - 10/18/2020

Computer Science Training
The California 4-H Computer Science Pathway Team is inviting additional sites to join in delivering computer science programming to young people in 4-H clubs/projects, afterschool centers, and classrooms. CS is a perfect content area for distance education!

Participants will receive a crash course in CS including your choice of two sessions. Applications accepted from 4-H staff, volunteers, afterschool educators, and teachers by November 1, 2020. Visit the registration page for additional information and to register.

  • Kick-Off Workshop: November 14, 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • CS First Scratch/Unplugged: Learn the basics of coding and computational thinking with unplugged activities, and Google and MIT’s scratch-based coding platform: CS First!
  • Virtual Robotics: Learn how to blockcode with roboblockly.com and for Sphero minis!
  • Python: Learn how to code with advanced coding language, Python, using codecademy.com!
  • CS Integration into non-CS Projects: Learn how to integrate computational thinking concepts into any curriculum/project/activity form quilting to cooking!
  • Administration (Behind the Scenes): Learn best practices to teach CS using virtual platforms, registration and pre-implementation communication, and evaluation materials!

Questions? Contact: Evelyn Rumsby at erumsby@ucanr.edu

 

2020-21 Record Book Update
The 2020-21 Record Book Manual for Members and the related forms are available on the State 4-H website. The Adult Volunteer version of the RB Manual will be available in early October.

There are moderate changes to the Leadership Development Report. We added more specific instructions on how to write goals and strategies and added some minimum word requirements to the written sections. There are other minor edits related to the sunset of the Online Record Book. A minor instruction addition on the Annual Project Report about making the "what I learned" statement their own.

Yahoo has stopped supporting groups, so we have opened a private Facebook Group to replace the Record Book Support Group. If you belonged to the old Yahoo Group, or would like to belong to the community of Record Book discussions, please join the Record Book Facebook Group.

 

Freshwater 4-H Community Club Update
"Hello, this is Miley Rist (Freshwater 4H's Club Reporter). We have just recently been told that the Senior Dessert Auction that we are going to be holding virtually, is going to be held from October 21 to October 23."

 

REMINDER: Be a Winner with Wool
Enter the 2020 Contest
California Entry Deadline- Oct. 24, 2020

The California Make it With Wool Contest will be held in mid-November 2020 in Contra Costa County.

The competition promotes creativity and the beauty and versatility of sewing, knitting, and crocheting using wool fabrics and yarns. The contest has a long, colorful history with the first contest being held in 1947 to foster an interest in sewing with wool. The contest has since encouraged personal creativity and exceptional workmanship while showcasing thousands of awe-inspiring woolen garments from all over the US, many handcrafted by 4-H Clothing and Textile members.

The California MIWW Contest will offer the categories of Pre-Teen 12 years and under, Junior 13-16, Senior 17-24 and Adult 25 and older. All garments must be made from fabric or yarn with a minimum of 60% wool. Specific contest rules, age requirements, previous contest photographs, and judging criteria may be found on the MIWW website. www.makeitwithwool.com

Junior, Senior and Adult California winners can sew, knit, or crochet, their way to the National Finals in Denver, Colorado January 2021! For information contact the California Director April Ward.

April Ward april.ann.ward@gmail.com or (510) 205-7017

 

State Fashion Revue Update
State Fashion Revue Committee invites all interested members and leaders to join us as we plan for SFR 2021. Our kickoff meeting is via Zoom on Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 PM. The link is posted in our Collaborative Tools group or you may email 2moores.sue@gmail.com for the information. The committee is planning for a virtual event at this point but would love to host it in-person if the COVID restrictions are lifted. Youth chairs for 2021 are Emily Lavell and Gianna Lovell, both from Sonoma County. They have a big job ahead of them this year, so please join the committee to help them out!

Do you have suggestions for holding sewing project meetings within COVID guidelines that we could pass on to other leaders and counties? Please share your ideas with us!

2021 State Fashion Revue is open to County Winners at 2021 County Fashion Revues in the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age divisions, in the 5 state categories. The categories are continued over from 2020 as many counties were unable to host their events. We encourage all county event committees to be planning for virtual fashion revues for 2021, in case the restrictions are still in place.

Go to our website for more information about State Fashion Revue

 

4-H STEM Summit
Are you in high school? Do you want to be part of a virtual space mission? Then sign up for the National Youth Summits on STEM! Taking place November 6-8, 2020.

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Emergency Preparedness for Livestock Owners
This webinar series was hosted by the UC Cooperative Extension Fresno-Madera Livestock and Natural Resources program in September 2020. The first three videos provide background information on statewide, regional, and local (to Fresno and Madera) emergency resources for livestock owners. The fourth video is a brief overview of a few USDA national disaster assistance programs. The last three videos focus on wildfire preparedness, including considerations for managing large animals. Watch it on YouTube.

Humboldt County 4-H Facebook

Humboldt 4-H Calendar
Event Name Date
4-H Virtual Project Planning Workshop 10/26/2020

Select Pin for Club Info!

Weekly Updates 10/5/2020 - 10/11/2020

Virtual Project Planning Workshop
Monday October 6th, 6:00-7:00pm

Greetings Project Leaders!

Kelly will be offering a virtual Project Planning Workshop for both Humboldt and Del Norte County project leaders on Monday, October 26th from 6:00pm-7:00pm. This workshop is intended for both new and experienced project leaders and will be walking through a resource designed to make the project planning process more streamlined. We will discuss how to plan for in-person and virtual meetings using a real leathercraft project example and allow some time for collaboration. Please plan to attend if you are available. Join via this Zoom link.

 

New 4-H Adult Volunteer Orientation
October 14th, 6:00-7:00pm
The next New 4-H Adult Volunteer Orientation is happening Wednesday, October 14th from 6:00-7:00pm. Join via this Zoom link.

 

National 4-H Week Spirit Day!
Wednesday, October 7th is National 4-H Week spirit day! Celebrate by wearing green or the 4-H clover, decorating an Opportunity4All sign and sharing your pictures and captions of what opportunity means to you using the hashtag #Opportunity4All.

 

2020 Teens-As-Teachers Statewide Training
Want to lead a virtual cooking project? 4-H has you covered! Sign up for this training held October 10-11th to get all the resources you will need.

 

4-H Paper Clover Campaign
4-H and Tractor Supply Co have kicked off the fall 4-H Paper Clover campaign! From October 7-18 you can support local 4-H programs by purchasing a Paper Clover in-store or adding a donation to your order at tractorsupply.com

NEW THIS YEAR: Double your donation to 4-H. Use your TSC Credit Card to make your donation and TSC will match it!

 

Bay Area Science Festival - 10 Year Anniversary
Save the date: Don’t miss the 10th annual (and first-ever virtual) Bay Area Science Festival (10/21-10/25) with 125+ events and experiences you can enjoy from home!

 

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Weekly Updates 9/28/2020 - 10/4/2020

California 4-H Computer Science Program Kickoff
Deadline: November 8, 2020 
Are you interested in starting a computer science program in your county for youth aged 5 to 18? Join us for this full day event and you will gain the skills and resources to do so! More details can be found on the UCANR survey.

Who: Community partners and 4-H teams composed of staff, volunteers, and/or teen teachers. For 4-H, at least one of your team members needs to be a 4-H staff person. 
When: Saturday, November 14th, 9:30am-3:00pm
Where: Zoom! Link provided upon registration.
What: Crash course in CS including your choice of the sessions below:

  1. CS First Scratch/Unplugged: Learn the basics of coding and computational thinking with unplugged activities, and Google & MIT's scratch based coding platform: CS First!
  2. Virtual Robotics: Learn how to blockcode with roboblockly.com and for Sphero minis!
  3. Python: Learn how to code with advanced coding language, Python, using codecademy.com!
  4. CS Integration into non-CS Projects: Learn how to integrate computational thinking concepts into any curriculum/project/activity from quilting to cooking!
  5. Administration (Behind the Scenes): Learn best practices to teach CS using virtual platforms, registration and pre-implementation communication, and evaluation materials!

 

Career Spark Interviews
Thursdays in October at 5:30pm PDT
Check out this new series: Career Spark Interviews! Free and open to all youth ages 13 and above. Feel free to share widely this career workforce development learning opportunity!

TW-October Career Spark Interviews

 

4-H STEM Month Starts October 1st!
During the month of October, we are celebrating the #4HSTEMChallenge with exciting content and programs online and in communities. Here's what to expect during our month-long celebration of STEM: https://bit.ly/2Gnmg5X

 

Enrollment Giveaway
Guess what?! You could WIN A GIFT CARD just for completing your 4-H enrollment! Complete your enrollment by October 16th to be entered. If you have already completed enrollment, congratulations because you are already entered into the giveaway!

For youths - be sure to re-enroll on 4hOnline and fill out the online payment form (scholarship option available on form).
For adults - re-enroll on 4hOnline and complete videos and acknowledgement on eXtension.
You will be entered once your status on 4hOnline says "Active". 
 
 
Freshwater 4-H Community Club Update
"In the last month, Freshwater 4H hasn't done very much.  But we do have a few upcoming events in October such as: the Senior Dessert Auction, the Tractor Supply Clover Sales, and the Three Corners Cleanup.  The Senior Dessert Auction is going to be held virtually, and we will post the date as soon as we possibly can."
~Miley Rist, Club Reporter
 
 
Zoom Backgrounds for National 4-H Week
Are you ready for National 4-H Week next week? Help share your 4-H spirit by using the National 4-H Week Zoom backgrounds! Download them from our Brand Toolkit site.
 
 
Shooting Sports Leader Certification Training
If you have an interest in sharing your Shooting skills with youth, how about becoming a 4-H Shooting Sports adult volunteer in this sport? There will be a 4-H Shooting Sports leader certification training for Rifle, Archery and Shotgun offered November 7th and 8th, 2020. More details can be found in each of the documents below.
 
 
National 4-H Week
Happy National 4-H Week! Humboldt County is proud to support #Opportunity4All kids, and we invite you to celebrate with us this week by showing your 4-H spirit on social media and in your community!
Weekly Updates 9/21/2020 - 9/27/2020

Resources Available on California 4-H at Home
A reminder that this is available to you: California 4-H at Home - Current 4-H events & activities you can do from home.

 

4-H Spirit Day
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Show your 4-H Spirit - wear green, a clover, or your 4-H shirt. Take a photo and post on social media to share your spirit! Don't forget to tag the state 4-H office at @California4H on Facebook and Twitter, and @ca4H on Instagram!
 
 
4-H Horse Classic
The patterns are now posted on the 4-H Horse Classic site. Registered participants can upload their videos during the following days:
Sep 21 to Sep 26 at 6:00 pm: Western and Ranch classes
Sep 22 to Sep 27 at 6:00 pm: English, Dressage and Miniature classes
See the site for the patterns. The link to upload videos will be live on September 21.
 
 
Join the Youth Engaged 4 Change Editorial Board!
The deadline is October 4th.
Learn more on the YE4C website.
 
This is what YE4C has to say:
"Great news! We are now accepting applications for youth, ages 16-24, to join the Youth Engaged 4 Change (YE4C) Editorial Board!
Editors help us address the issues that youth care the most about! They write, develop, and review content for the YE4C website, social media, and other digital media (like podcasts and videos). YE4C Editorial Board members join virtual meetings to discuss issues that matter to young people. They also work alone and in teams to review content and to create content for youth. Members are expected to contribute 5 hours per week for 10 months on content development, providing feedback, and participating in meetings. Ideal candidates care about improving their lives, care about helping others, and are excited about doing both via YE4C.
Past members have appreciated the opportunity to balance independent and shared work with other young people across the country. We are looking forward to making that happen with this next group as well. We will also be introducing Editorial Board members to leaders in the federal government to give them an opportunity learn more about the federal government and career paths that may interest them. We will also provide honoraria up to $1,000, YE4C swag, and a write-up on the YE4C Blog."
 

REMINDER: Be a Winner with Wool - Enter the 2020 Contest
California Entry Deadline- Oct. 24, 2020

The California Make it With Wool Contest will be held in mid-November 2020 in Contra Costa County.

The competition promotes creativity and the beauty and versatility of sewing, knitting, and crocheting using wool fabrics and yarns. The contest has a long, colorful history with the first contest being held in 1947 to foster an interest in sewing with wool. The contest has since encouraged personal creativity and exceptional workmanship while showcasing thousands of awe-inspiring woolen garments from all over the US, many handcrafted by 4-H Clothing and Textile members.

The California MIWW Contest will offer the categories of Pre-Teen 12 years and under, Junior 13-16, Senior 17-24 and Adult 25 and older. All garments must be made from fabric or yarn with a minimum of 60% wool. Specific contest rules, age requirements, previous contest photographs, and judging criteria may be found on the MIWW website. www.makeitwithwool.com

Junior, Senior and Adult California winners can sew, knit, or crochet, their way to the National Finals in Denver, Colorado January 2021! For information contact the California Director April Ward: april.ann.ward@gmail.com or (510) 205-7017.

 

Did You Know? Volunteers

Weekly Updates 9/7/2020 - 9/13/2020

4-H Virtual Toolbox
As 4-H Leaders start to think about their projects and how to hold them virtually, please remember the help that is available to you! The 4-H Virtual Toolbox has information and resources for conducting meetings, connecting to technology and delivering 4-H in virtual and small group settings. Bookmark the page and visit often - new resources will continue to be added over time!

 

Fall Tractor Supply Paper Clover
October 7-18, 2020
The fall Tractor Supply Paper Clover campaign is still going forward as in previous years.

As we did before, a percentage of funds raised in California will go towards the State Leadership Conference and counties will receive their share raised in their county to enable youth to participate in camp and leadership conferences.

This year, because of the COVID crisis, TSC is requesting no physical presence from 4-H programs at their stores, including outdoor spaces like parking lots.

 

Save the Date for National 4-H Week
National 4-H Week is coming up October 4-10, 2020. Start making plans for how you're celebrating being a part of 4-H! This year's theme is Opportunity 4 All.

 

California 4-H GroundSwell Visa Debit Card
Help Humboldt County’s 4-H program without spending anything extra!

The California 4-H Foundation is excited to share this innovative, grassroots method for raising money for local 4-H programs – meet your California 4-H GroundSwell Visa Debit Card.

How it works…whenever you use a card, merchants pay a processing fee. By using the California 4-H GroundSwell Visa Debit Card, up to 1% of your total purchases helps youth in Humboldt County. That money comes from the processing fee the merchant pays to the bank. So instead of all of that fee going to the bank – up to 1% goes directly to Humboldt County’s 4-H program.

To learn more about how this card works and reserve a card please go to: https://groundswellcard.com/ca-4-h-interest-page/.

 

CA 4-H Computer Science Program Kickoff
Save the Date: November 14, 9:30am - 3:00pm
CS Training Flyer

The CA 4-H Computer Science Pathway Team is excited to announce an upcoming CS training event for staff, volunteers, and community partners!

Save the date for November 14th from 9:30-3:00pm. The event will be held on zoom. See the flyer below and please spread the word!

 

Devil's Garden Colt Challenge (Hosted by Modoc County)
Modoc County is pleased to announce year two of the Devil’s Garden Colt Challenge. If you are not familiar, The Devil’s Garden Colt Challenge is an opportunity for 4-H and FFA youth to receive a weanling (4-6 month old) wild horse from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse territory in Modoc County to train and compete for over $3,500 in cash and other prizes. The grand champion receives a $1,000 check. Youth have about 6 months to ground gentle their horses. Youth gain title to their horse and after the competition they can keep their horse or sell their horse as a project animal. Last year, 20 youth participated and the teachers had a great time teaching youth about wild horses. This year all weanlings gathered from the current Devil’s Garden gather will be entered into the program and youth in the program will be the only ones to take these horses home. A great opportunity!

More information about the program and the application can be found in the flyer. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H or FFA to participate. There is a $25 fee that covers the processing of selection and titling the horse to the youth. Please feel free to share this widely!

 

Two New State 4-H Advisory Committees: Make a Difference in 4-H!
Youth (ages 14 and up), Adult Volunteers (ages 18 and up) and County Staff are encouraged to apply!

See the full descriptions of these new Advisory Committees by clicking the committee names below:

4-H Public Speaking and Communications Advisory Committee - they will provide recommendations on Regional and State Presentation events. 

4-H Multicultural, Equity and Community Engagement Advisory Committee - they will provide recommendations on improving multicultural, equity and community engagement in 4-H programs. 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15th! News & Information Outreach in Spanish is hosting 4 virtual events to celebrate. For more information, please see this invitation from the News & Information Outreach in Spanish (NOS) team. Register for any of these events on the registration page.

 

Financial Literacy for Kids: At-Home Lessons About Money
Presented by National 4-H Council
In complex times like these, financial worries are ever present. This is why we've teamed up with TDAmeritrade to help teach your kids about financial basics. Read more at the 4-h.org website.