*An e-Forum is a method used to provide 4-H volunteer training. The e-Forum will have a virtual component, with speakers presenting via Zoom. They may also have a local face-to-face component, with NDSU Extension professionals and/or volunteers hosting Adult and Teen Volunteers at a community location, if your county chooses to do so.
Participants can also interact with volunteers and NDSU Extension professionals at other sites who are viewing the program via chat pods and poll questions.
Topics for each night are listed below. There is no charge for this event. You may attend as many as you like.
To receive the Zoom link and password for these eForums, please register here.
Plug into the principles of beef animal science for youth utilizing the newly adopted Ohio 4-H Beef Resource Handbook. Learn how to utilize three different skill level checklists as a lesson program to navigate the new curriculum. We will also plug into different animal science lesson plans to utilize in your club settings for in-person or virtual meetings.
As a club leader you have to wear many hats: leader, teacher, disciplinarian, counselor, advisor, nurse and more.
It can be overwhelming!
Participate in some activities and ideas that can make club management easier and help you and youth manage stress.
This Environmental lesson will be a hands -on simulation to study how human’s influence on the environment can contribute to overall global conditions. This exercise will use everyday household items.
One way to study the capture and movement of nutrients is to test water sources. We will send out a water test kit to use in testing water samples from your local area and do a short testing lesson.
Learn about the many online resources that can be used to teach STEM activities. These resources allow youth to learn online but the activities can also be done in person. Some topics will include: Breakout/escape rooms, forensic science, sewing and coding and 3-D printing.
Are the flags in your meeting room set in the appropriate place?
How should they be displayed?
How do you fold the flag?
Explore the history and your knowledge of the U.S. flag and the 4-H flag.
Converting in-person 4-H club meetings into virtual meetings is not as simple as finding an online meeting room to use. Transitioning back to in-person meetings and activities while observing physical distancing practices requires creativity.
Learn ways to increase youth engagement in an online environment and how to alter familiar team building activities and icebreakers as the need for physical distancing delivery increases.
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: http://z.umn.edu/ydwebinar
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.