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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, July 31, 2020

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Upham Woods- Remote Conservation: Invasive Species Pull 

Join Upham Woods for a Zoom on invasive species -- the villains of the plant world! The session is offered on August 4, 5, 6, and 7 at 3:30 pm. Pick whichever time works best for you and register here: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1KVJKC4bfz08pbT

Can’t make any of those times? Learn about the villains on your own: garlic mustard (video and handout), crown vetch (video and handout, and bird’s foot trefoil (video and handout). Then attack the villains (pull them out of your yard). Finally, celebrate your victory: log your hours here. Logging hours will help Upham Woods hit their goal and if you log 10 hours this summer, they will send you an Upham Woods camp t-shirt! 

Chatting with Chattanooga 

At the first meeting, the youth, as a group, decided what they wanted the focus of the exchange to be. They came to a consensus to take turns presenting something about their state. At the next two Zooms, youth shared information about famous people and animals, places to visit, and interesting facts about their states. The youth also took turns planning and leading icebreakers for the opening and closing of each meeting.

Youth shared information in a variety of ways. Some youth-created formal presentations. One youth introduced us to her beef cattle through her cell phone and one youth even made a five-minute video about Wisconsin! Youth from Tennessee shared about famous people and Ruby Falls, a series of underground waterfalls, in TN. Youth finished the final exchange with sharing about 4-H projects or experiences they take part in.  The youth discovered many differences and similarities amongst the programs.

4-H Coloring Book Contest 

Illustration Themes
  • Belonging: Be yourself, make friends, grow positive relationships with youth and adult
  • Mastery: Develop new skills through hands-on learning
  • Independence: Explore new opportunities and open the door to new experiences, projects, and places
  • Generosity: Give back to your community!

Submission Details

  • Scan/photograph your child’s artwork and enter using this form
  • All work must be the original work of the youth member
  • Drawings should be on a single sheet of standard letter-sized (8-½” x 11”), unlined paper, in portrait/vertical orientation.
  • The Extension Office may need to alter entries for formatting and reproduction purposes.

4-H Visual Arts Festival Youth Committee

  • Applicants should be Youth in 6th - 13th grade enrolled in 4-H from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, or Washington County. 
  • Ability to work individually and as a team member researching, creating, revising, teaching, and organizing.
  • Commit to meet with the committee August – April
  • Find the tri-county 4-H Visual Arts Festival (Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, Washington)Youth Committee Application Here bit.ly/4hvisualartsfest
For more information, please contact Tracy Keifenheim at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu.

Graduation Shoutout- Congratulations Andrea! 

Each week we will be highlighting our 2020 4-H Graduates in the 4-H Fridays newsletters, on Facebook, and in our virtual graduation.  Details will be coming soon on the virtual 4-H Graduation! 

Virtual Learning Community

Follow the Virtual Learning Community calendar on TeamUp: 
https://teamup.com/ksnu8io835yz2chr6f. You can also, download the TeamUp app for free to access the calendar quickly on your smartphone or other devices.
Virtual Learning Community Opportunities:


  • Mon Aug 3 2020, 11:00am - 11:30am
  • Register for the series here: https://forms.gle/E6zscn5ismrXA7Fu8 
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

4-H Photography Tips: People: 

  • Did you know that we have four, count them, four National 4-H Photography Ambassadors right here in Pierce County?  It's exciting news and I am pleased to announce that these individuals who attended the National 4-H Photography Summit in Washington D.C. earlier this year will be presenting on four upcoming nights about great tips that they have learned and want to share with you!  
  • Tue Aug 11 2020, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Register here: https://uwextension.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsc--rqjosHtbLfsVr7fxb_7GR9XEbDhuv

Creative Writing Workshop:

  • Participants will write, share, and critique each other's work in this creative writing workshop! Led by Rowan Wilson, creative writing Youth Leader of the State 4-H Drama Company, this workshop will help participants expand their creative writing skills with a few short interactive activities.
  • Thu Aug 6 2020, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Register here: https://uwextension.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uf-qurDIrHdUnk9qLlFXxOrl83imG7hjJ

County Opportunities

Adult Leaders Meeting:

Charter Chats- Financials Due Sept 1st

Idea Corner 

Please feel free to share with me what your clubs are doing, and I will highlight them in the weekly emails to share with everyone as we want to continue to serve our community in this time of need! Please send highlights to Tracy at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu.  Please include pictures!
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