4-H Volunteer Training for Teens and Adults

The Center for 4-H Youth Development invites you to attend the ND 4-H Volunteer Project Training for Teens and Adults. This training is an excellent opportunity for you to gather new 4-H project ideas that create fun learning experiences for all 4-H members. Please join us for an evening to improve your skills as a 4-H teen or adult volunteer, parent/caregiver or staff member helping youth on their own 4-H journey!

Download the 4-H Volunteer Project Training flyer!

Workshop Topics

Session One

Ag Challenge Breakout
Discover how 4-H leaders and volunteers can use the escape room phenomena to engage 4-H’ers in science and agriculture learning. Participants will be divided into teams and race against the clock to “break out” using problem-solving skills, and agriculture and science knowledge.

Service Learning Inspires Kids to Do MORE
Learn how to take 4-H service projects to the next level by giving youth a voice and expanding their learning. This hands-on workshop will send you home inspired and ready to have your 4-H youth Do MORE.

4-H Gardening: Propagating Plants this Winter
Late fall or winter is a great time for indoor gardening. This session will let you experiment with plant propagation techniques you can teach in your 4-H club meetings.

Session Two

Building with the B: 4-H Wood Working Project for Archery
The Environmental Science project contains many fun and exciting projects for youth to complete. This session will examine some hands-on activities in the 4-H Fishing curriculum, and workshop attendees will complete an archery woodworking project.

4-H Communication Arts: Words are Only Part of What We Say!
Are you incorporating Communication Arts in your regular 4-H meetings and experiences? Practice Communication Arts in a meeting setting or in an activity, and explore the categories of the contest.

Biosecurity Activities: Inspire Kids to Do while Protecting Animals and YOU
Learn how to utilize fun activities to introduce 4-H’ers to the subject of biosecurity. These activities allow 4-H’ers to engage in learning methods of animal disease transmission, recognizing biosecurity signage and procedures, and taking pride in biosecurity measures on their own farm and within the industry.

4-H Exploration Table Topics
  • 4-H Chef-for-a-Day Grill-off Contest
  • 4-H Crops Judging Contest
  • Celebrating 60 Years of Supporting 4-H
  • 4-H Gets Better With Age
  • 4-H Shooting Sports Update
  • Healthy 4-H Clubs
  • North Dakota 4-H Rube Goldberg Challenge 2020
Training Dates

1) East District - Host: Steele County
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (Schedule A)
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST
Finley Sharon Public School
201 3rd St., Finley, ND 58230
Registration Deadline: November 4, 2019

2) North Central District - Host: Bottineau County
Thursday, November 14, 2019 (Schedule A)
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST
Metigoshe Ministries Christian Center, Lake Metigoshe
10605 Lake Loop Road East, Bottineau, ND 58318
Registration Deadline: November 5, 2019

3) South Central District - Host: McIntosh County
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (Schedule B)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. CST
Wishek Public School
200 S. Badger St., Wishek, ND 58495
Registration Deadline: November 11, 2019

4) West District - Host: Dunn County
Monday, November 25, 2019 (Schedule A)
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. MT
Killdeer Public School
101 High St. N.W., Killdeer, ND 58640
Registration Deadline: November 15, 2019

Schedule A (Nov. 13, Nov. 14 and Nov. 25)
5:30 p.m. Registration, meal and table discussions
6:00 p.m. Welcome and introductions
6:10 p.m. You Make a Difference: 4-H Volunteer Impact
6:30 p.m. Session 1
7:15 p.m. Session 2
8 to 8:30 p.m. 4-H Project Exploration and Evaluations
Schedule B (Nov. 20)
6:00 p.m. Registration, meal and table discussions
6:30 p.m. Welcome and introductions
6:40 p.m. You Make a Difference: 4-H Volunteer Impact
7:00 p.m. Session 1
7:45 p.m. Session 2
8:30 to 9 p.m. 4-H Project Exploration and Evaluations

Who’s Invited: 4-H teen & adult volunteers, parents/caregivers, and Extension staff
Cost: $8 per person, early registration is required (deadlines begin Nov. 4, 2019)
Please register here:4hOnline
Questions: Contact Micki Mertz or Rachelle Vettern

Don’t let fall training pass you by! We look forward to seeing you this 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 tohttp://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.



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