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North Dakota 4-H Volunteer Project Trainings 2018 "Completing the Puzzle with 4-H Volunteers"

NDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development invites you to attend the 4-H Volunteer Project Training. This training is an excellent opportunity for you to gather new 4-H ideas that create fun learning experiences for all 4-H members. 
Join us for an evening to build your skills as a 4-H teen or adult volunteer, parent/caregiver, or Extension staff member helping youth on their own 4-H journey! 

There are four opportunities to participate in training. You may attend at any location. You are not restricted to your home region. The flyer for this event can be found here.

Location and dates for these trainings are:

Southeast: Host - Cass County
Date: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Time: 6-9 p.m. CST
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church
242 6th Ave. N
Casselton, N.D.
Registration deadline: October 28

Southwest: Host - Morton County
Date: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
Time: 6-9 p.m. CST
Location: Glen Ullin Public School
6508 ND-49
Glen Ullin, N.D.
Registration deadline: November 1

Northeast: Host - Towner County
Date: Monday, Nov. 26, 2018
Time: 6-9 p.m. CST
Location: North Star Public School
418 2nd Ave.
Cando, N.D.
Registration deadline: Nov. 12

Northwest: Host - Ward County
Date: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
Time: 6-9 p.m. CST
Location: Administration Building (new addition by Extension offices)
225 3rd St SE
Minot, N.D. 
Registration deadline: Nov. 15

6:00-6:30 p.m.  Registration, Meal, Welcome & Introductions
6:30-6:45 p.m.  4-H Health Living-Safety Project: IMPACT TEEN DRIVERS
6:45-7:30 p.m.  Session #1
7:30-8:15 p.m.  Session #2
8:15-8:45 p.m.  4-H Project & Trunk Exploration
8:45-9:00 p.m.  NDSU Extension Update & Evaluation

4-H Healthy Living-Safety Project: IMPACT TEEN DRIVERS
Providing youth with information and tools to help them make good decision about their health and safety is an import aspect of 4-H Healthy Living. Learn about the Impact Teen Drivers team effort in ND and how to bring this life-saving message to your community.

Session 1: (Participants will choose one workshop for each session)
1. 4-H Entomology: How to Make an Insect Collection - Learn how to guide 4-H youth to make their own insect collections. The workshop will cover insect collecting equipment, how and where to collect insects, specimen preparation supplies, how to properly prepare and label insect specimens, and an introduction to insect anatomy and identification. 
2. 4-H Robotics and Technology - This session will focus on hands-on robotics and coding lessons that can be done with 4-Her's. Robotics kits for younger and older youth will be displayed and participants will have the opportunity to code the robots and learn about other coding activities and curriculum. 
3. Zesting Up the 4-H Club Meeting - Tired of doing the same things over and over at club meetings? From Cloverbuds to older teens, come explore a variety of creative ideas that will add zest to any club meeting and appeal to youth of all ages. Make your 4-H club meeting one that youth choose to attend. 

Session 2: (Participants will choose one workshop for each session)
1. 4-H Made for Teens! - it is easier to keep youth in 4-H when there are fun, exciting opportunities to engage them. Learn about ways to excite teens about 4-H!
2. Jump Into Jewelry - Creative arts enthusiasts, learn how to teach basic jewelry making skills from polymer bead-making for Cloverbuds to wire manipulation to design rings for older 4-H members. Come discover what you can do using one of our newest 4-H trunk resources. 
3. 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl - Learn how to encourage youth to complete on a team to demonstrate their knowledge of animal science subject matter which inspires 4-H members to develop a more complete knowledge of animals and related subjects. At this event, youth are quizzed on all food animal livestock species including beef, dairy, swine, goat (dairy and meat), sheep, poultry, and rabbit. 

 4-H Project Exploration Tables
    1. Biosecurity, Quality Assurance & Zoonosis
    2. 4-H Cake Decorating Trunk
    3. 4-H Jewelry Making Trunk
    4. 4-H Science Experiments for All Ages
    5. 4-H Gets Better with Age
    6. ND 4-H Foundation
    7. Exhibiting Photography at the North Dakota State Fair

Who's invited: 4-H teen volunteers (ages 13+), adult volunteers, parents/caregivers, Extension staff
Cost: $8.00 per person, early registration is required (registration deadlines begin Oct. 22, 2018)
Register here: 4honline (listed in 4honline as "2018 Volunteer Project Training)
A minimum of 20 participants is required by the registration deadline for the event to be held. 

Questions: Contact Micki Mertz or 701-231-7259
Don't let fall training pass you by! We look forward to seeing you in November! 


Brown Bag Webinar Series



Youth Development Brown Bag Webinar Series!

The University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension have partnered to offer the youth development brown bag webinar series since 2010. The purpose is to provide research-based information on hot topics, trends, and innovative programmatic efforts on content relevant to youth practitioners over the lunch hour (10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT). 

For more information, go to 

NOTE:  The free webinar format provides professional development opportunities for people who work with youth without the cost and travel usually incurred with workshops and conferences. Participants are able to ask questions and get answers in real-time, while the presenter conducts interactive discussions, questions, and polls for sharing and applying the information to participants' work.

This webinar series is free to participants, but registration is required.



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Center for 4-H Youth Development
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7251
Campus address: FLC 219
Physical/delivery address: 1400 Centennial Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 7280 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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