Have you ever noticed the first buds breaking on the trees outside? Perhaps you have made note of when you see the first robin of the spring? If so, then you have been studying phenology without even knowing it.
Deanna Gall (SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor - Hutchinson & Turner Counties) enjoys working with the kids, families, volunteers, and co-workers during fair season.
The 4-H Science of Agriculture will engage youth in exploring and developing science-based solutions to agricultural problems they have identified in their communities. 4-Hers will work on teams of 3-4 youth, in sixth grade and above.
Do you avoid going outside in the winter months because you hate being cold? I used to, too. When a friend told me there is no such thing as bad weather, but only bad clothing choices, it stopped me in my tracks.
Taylor McMartin (4-H Youth Council Member) credits Youth Council for putting her in a place to succeed when applying for awards, trips, and more.
Jensina Davis (4-H Youth Council Publicist) believes 4-H members should join youth council because it is an amazing opportunity to share ideas and make a difference for other youth and your community.
As part of the 4-H Youth Council and the Promotion Committee, Kylee Mogen's goal is to make sure every youth in South Dakota gets to experience the life-changing opportunities that 4-H offers.
Jodi Loehrer (SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor) loves getting to work with youth of all ages in her community and state. She also enjoys having colleagues in every county of the state to share ideas with and to work together as a team.
Sonia Mack (4-H Youth Program Advisor) believes that good leaders lead by example. "By walking your talk, you become a person others want to follow," said Mack.
When the days get short and the cold winds blow do you find yourself still having outdoor adventures? Or are you usually snuggled up under blankets indoors? Time spent in nature, through either play or structured outdoor recreation, has proven benefits on a person’s health and well-being- especially in relation to youth.