4-H Current Bulletin Board
We are currently seeking volunteers interested in serving as Key Leaders for the following areas. Key Leaders coordinate educational workshops and other educational resources in their project area for members county-wide. Reach out to Katie Daywalker; KDaywalker@larimer.org if you’d like to serve as a leader in one of these projects.
For the coming 2020-2021 year:
- Cat Key Leader: In the Cat project, youth learn about cat breeds, behavior, good health, grooming, feeding, and more. You can find more information about the project here.
- Home Design & Decor Key Leader: In this project, members learn to embrace home arts, home furnishings, and refinishing furniture. Members may also learn how to best incorporate color, light, design, space, and texture in a living space to optimize comfort and appearance. You can find more information about the project here.
- Visual Arts Key Leader: In this project, members learn how to utilize different elements of design, textures, mediums, techniques, etc. to create a unique artwork. You can find more information about the project here.
- Photography: This is an in depth project in which members learn to use photographic equipment and take and/or develop photographs, from the basics through advanced photography techniques. You can find more information about the project here.
For the 2021-2022 year we are looking for leaders interested in helping us bring these projects to Larimer County:
The 4-H Beekeeping Project helps youth learn about bees and how to be a beekeeper. Beekeeping offers many hands-on educational experiences, from learning about bees and nectar to learning to raise bees and produce honey. Level 1 covers “Understanding the Honeybee” and learning basic facts about beekeeping. Level 2 covers “Working with Honeybees” and walks youth through setting up their first hive and caring for it through the first year. Level 3 covers “Advanced Beekeeping Methods.” Youth do not need bees or access to hives to participate in Level 1, but do in Levels 2 and 3.
The 4-H welding project is intended to give 4-H members a fundamental background in the major aspects of arc welding and oxy-acetylene welding. The emphasis is for each member to master hand manipulative skills, develop successful welding techniques and to also gain an understanding of the equipment and specialized tools being used in the welding field. Each member progresses at their own rate as demonstrated by their ability and application. It is inherent in this type of instruction that a great deal of emphasis is put on safety, individual instruction, demonstration and application.
2020 Colorado State Fair
4-H Open House Videos
If you weren’t able to join us for the Open House, watch the presentation here. And get a feel for some of the projects youth can select. Watch videos from our participants talking about their experiences!