Members of the Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council (M4-HYCC) will present an oil spill response plan to Michigan Senate committees on Thursday.
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension staff traded in Spartan green for purple to honor military families at the fourth annual PURPLE UP! Day event on April 15. Attended by more than 40 military families, the event was hosted by Extension’s 4-H Military Partnerships Operation: Military Kids and offered a day of fun, camaraderie and enjoyment for the families of our state’s service-members.
Youth and their families attending the Lansing Lugnuts game on April 26 will enjoy more than a day of baseball. For the third year in a row, the Lansing Lugnuts have teamed up with Michigan State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Programs to host 4-H Science Day atCooley Law School Stadium.
The Consumers Energy Foundation has funded a $50,000 grant to support the Michigan 4-H Foundation’s Kettunen Center waterfront stewardship and recreation project.
GreenStone Farm Credit Services has approved a $50,000 grant to the Michigan 4-H Foundation to support 4-H volunteer recognition and training over the next five years.
Eight Michigan 4-H’ers represented the state at the 2013 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, Neb., welcomed 540 participants from 35 states for the June 23-28 competition. Michigan 4-H sent two teams, one in air rifle and the other in archery.
Youth got a glimpse into the life of a scientist during Michigan 4-H Discovery Camp June 24-28. They spent the week among Michigan State University faculty members, leading researchers and other youth with similar interests. The main focus of the camp is to expose youth to the natural resources and agriculture industry in Michigan.
More than 2,500 youth dispersed across the Michigan State University campus to partake in a variety of hands-on, skill-related activities June 19-21 during Michigan 4-H Exploration Days. Sessions on topics ranging from sheep heart dissection to sailing to Irish bowling immediately had participants excited about all they would be doing during the three-day precollege program.
As another disaster strikes the nation, two 4-H’ers model the 4-H pledge by lending their hands to larger service for not just their community and state but nationwide.