FOCUS ON 4-H

Youth water camp offered

By | Published Thursday, May 20, 2010

Texas AgriLife Extension’s Wise County office is planning a youth water camp (WCH2O Camp) on Tuesday, June 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. The camp is offered to youth who are 10-12 years of age. The camp is free, but participants are asked to bring a sack lunch.

WCH2O Camp will make youth aware of current water issues and assist them with developing an appreciation of how water use impacts water quality and quantity. The camp features hands-on activities that will focus on: Water and You; Enviroscapes; Rainwater Harvesting; Water Quality Testing; Rainfall Simulator; Microinverabrates; and finally H2O Games. Activities will be led by Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialists and other water resource experts.

For more information and to sign up for this free WCH2O Camp call the Extension office at (940) 627-3341. Space is limited.

4-H deadlines and events

Monday, June 21, is the date set for all Wise County 4-H and FFA members to validate State Fair sheep and goats. We will validate from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Paul Cantrell’s ranch and from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bridgeport Ag Barn behind Bridgeport High School. Anyone who plans to enter a sheep or goat at the State Fair of Texas is required to have them validated on that date.

The Wise County Validation Committee has also set Thursday, June 17, for state steer validation. 4-H and FFA members planning to enter a steer in a major livestock show in Texas must have them validated. Steer validation will be 8 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. at the Decatur Livestock Auction on Farm Road 51 north.

Other upcoming 4-H deadlines include:

May 21: Deadline to register on 4-H Connect for State Dog Show – Waiver and Agility. Release form must be turned in to Extension office by May 24.

May 31: Deadline to register on 4-H Connect for Teen Leader Lab

June 7: Deadline to register on 4-H Connect for District Horse Show

June 18: Deadline to turn in County Record Books

June 29: 4-H Gold, Silver and Bronze Star Interviews

If you have questions regarding any of the upcoming 4-H deadlines and events, please call the Extension office at (940) 627-3341.

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