News - November 13, 2009

Bubble ActivityWayne County 4-H Kicks-Off 4-H SET Squad


Wayne County 4-H Advisory Board hosted a Youth Leadership and Volunteer Training along with a community Open House with Utah State University Professor Dave Francis on November 13th and 14th.  Participants were taught the curriculum for the new 4-H program called SET, which stands for science, engineering and technology. Families that joined the open house that evening, tossed dry-ice bubbles, made catapults, shook and stirred their own slime, and design personal beaded bracelets that can change colors in the sun. Wayne County now has our own SET SQUAD that will be leading and teaching the SET curriculum Mondays at the Loa Civic Center, from 4:00- 5:00 for six months starting in December. This includes the following super-cool courses:

Cookin’ Up Science explores basic chemistry and physics and participants will brew bubble gum, make cereal dance, and extract real DNA from strawberries! Mondays 4:00 – 5:00 Loa Civic Center. December 7th-February 11th (class will not be held on 12/28). Youth Leader: Clair Barclay

Centaurs, Trolls, & Fairies has you searching for mythical and magical creatures that have taken refuge in hidden places around the world. Based on the book series Fablehaven, we’ll explore forests, animals, potions and write in invisible ink to keep our secrets hidden from our enemies. Mondays 4:00 – 5:00 Loa Civic Center. February 1st- 15th  (class will not be held on President’s Day). Youth Leaders: Brittani Alvey and Victoria Sorenson

Green Scene investigates energy. We’ll learn more about taking care of our planet as we build a wind-powered car, launch solar balloons, and make a solar cooker. Mondays 4:00 – 5:00 Loa Civic Center April 12th – 17th. Youth Leader: Megan Deffert

Wayne County 4-H will be holding Family Activity Evening every 6 weeks along corresponding with each class. Please watch for information about these all of these events and more!

Want to be part of the action? Contact a 4-H Advisory Board member; Keri Pace, Michelle Brian, Annette Lamb, Larry Johnson, Natalie Morrell, Melanie Oyler or call Lisa Lewis or Mary Sorenson at the Utah State University Extension Office 435-836-1312.