IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS 

Tuesday, December 10, 2020
  • 4-H Fair Association – Windham County Extension Center, Brooklyn, CT, 6:30 PM
Friday, December 13, 2020
  • 4-H Computer Science Week - "Hour of Code" - Windham County Extension Center

Saturday, January 11, 2020

  • 4-H Saturday Science Club – Windham County Extension Center, Brooklyn, CT, 9:30 to 11 AM

Saturday, January 18, 2020

  • Windham County 4-H Food & Nutrition Show - Windham County Extension Center, starting at 11 AM

Saturday, January 25, 2020

  • Horsin in Stride - Middlesex County Extension Center, Haddam, CT

Friday, February 21, 2020

  • Windham County 4-H Public Speaking Contest - Location TBA

 


 

Hey everyone,
I am hopeful that you all had a wonderful and festive Thanksgiving.  With the first snow of the season we are looking forward to several cold weather activities coming up over the next few months.  Here are some things you should be aware of at this time.
 
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENT DATE
Tuesday, December 10
4-H Fair Association – Windham County Extension Center, Brooklyn, CT
Friday, December 13
4-H Computer Science Week “Hour of Code” – Windham County Extension Center, Brooklyn, CT
Saturday, January 11
§  Windham County 4-H Saturday Science Club – Windham County Extension Center, Brooklyn, CT
Saturday, January 18
Windham County 4-H Food & Nutrition Show – Windham County Extension Center, Brooklyn, CT
Saturday, January 25
Horsin in Stride workshops – Middlesex County Extension Center, Haddam, CT
Friday, February 21
Windham County 4-H Public Speaking Contest – Location TBA
 
COUNTY 4-H NEWS
 
FAIR ASSOCIATION NEWS
Our next Fair Association meeting will take place tomorrow December, 3rd at 6:30pm here at the Extension Center in Brooklyn.  At our December meeting we will be hosting our annual holiday cookie exchange!!!  Bring a dozen homemade cookies of your choice.  Enjoy some after the meeting and then take some home to enjoy later.  The 4-H office will provide the milk and hot cocoa.  We will also provide containers to take some sweet treats home with you.
 
WINDHAM COUNTY 4-H COMPUTER SCIENCE “HOUR OF CODE”
Join us on Friday, December 13th for an evening of fun, as we tell the stories of our favorite everyday heroes through the use of computer animated design.  Learn some cool coding tips and tricks as you create your own personal superhero.  Put them into a setting of your choice and tell their story through animation or a computer generated game.  Be a part of this national “Hour of Coding” event.  We will even have pizza and snacks for those who attend.  Bring a friend along with you.  We will gather in the 4-H room at the Windham County Extension Center from 6:00-8:00pm.  See the attached flyer for full details.
 
WINDHAM COUNTY 4-H SATURDAY SCIENCE CLUB         
The Saturday Science club will be taking the month of December off.  We will be back on January 11th for an all new multi-session series called “Mission to Mars”.  Take a journey to the red planet and along the way learn about astronauts, computer science, Mars rovers, journeying through space and a host of other exciting hands-on activities.  New members are always welcome.
 
WINDHAM COUNTY 4-H FOOD & NUTRITION CONTEST
Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 18, 2020 for our annual 4-H Food & Nutrition Contest.  This is the yearly opportunity for 4-H clubs throughout Windham County to share their culinary skills with judges, families and one another.  This year’s theme is“Stranded on a Deserted Island”.  We invite all clubs to share their creativity and imagination in the best way to interpret this year’s theme.  Event information is attached above.  Register through your club leader.
 
WINDHAM COUNTY 4-H PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST
Get ready to lay down some knowledge as you share your public speaking skills.  This year’s public speaking contest will take place on Friday, February 21st starting at 6:30pm.  Full details will be made available as soon as we have confirmed our location.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 STATE 4-H AND BEYOND EVENTS
 
UCONN 4-H PARTICIPANT SURVEY
UConn 4-H is dedicated to the improving youth development programs across Connecticut. Starting in 2018, we started conducting a brief annual survey of registered 4-H youth participants each Fall. This is an important opportunity for UConn 4-H to demonstrate our positive impacts on youth development. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Survey links are being sent via email to parents/guardians of registered 4-H participants. Be on the lookout!

Please note that this is the last year we will need to send e-mail parent consent forms (in accordance with our Institutional Review Board protocol). 

With the 2020 4-H Online registration, that started October 1, 2019, parents can consent or opt-out of the survey for their minor child.
4-H RECORD BOOK SURVEY
We want your input to what you think about the new record book forms that were introduced within the last year.  Did you find them better than the old forms? Did you find them easier or harder?  What would you do differently?  This is your chance to help us revise the forms to best meet your needs.  We are also exploring the possibility of a digital version.  Please click on the link and complete the short survey to make your ideas and wishes known. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RXC6QHM
That’s it for now. Stay warm and enjoy your Thanksgiving.  Hope to see you all at our many upcoming events.
Marc
 
 
Marc L. Cournoyer
Program Coordinator
4-H Youth Development
Windham County Extension Center Coordinator
UConn Extension
 
139 Wolf Den Rd.
Brooklyn, CT 06234
(860)774-9600 ext. 18