4-H Advanced Space Camp

Hey 4-Hers,

Guess what, your wildest space dreams have come true. There is another Space Camp for High School youth (grades 10-12) this year. This is Monroe County 4-H Agent Joshua Goede and I am offering 16 slots in the 2015 4-H Advanced Space Camp. I know you went in middle school with 4-H and probably had a great time.

This is not your middle school Space Camp. This is a whole week of in depth science, space and engineering. Remember your 1 hour long simulation? Get ready for a 6 hour experience plus all the practice that goes with it. Remember looking into the zero gravity pool? We get to go in this time. Remember all the simulators you didn’t get to use? You’ll get to use more this time around.

So here are the program details:

  • Travel will be Jan. 24-31, 1015
  • There will be a teleconference in Nov. to go over final travel details
  • We will be flying to Huntsville AL
  • There are only 16 spots
  • There will be a male and female chaperone going.
  • Applications need to be in Monroe County by October 15, 2014
  • The cost will be close to $1,100. There is a payment plan.
  • If you have questions please don’t hesitate to email  joshua.goede@ces.uwex.edu or call Joshua at 608-269-8722

2015 Advanced Space Camp Application

2014 Ice Cream Flavor Creation Contest

Cedar Crest Logo 2

Cedar Crest Ice Cream and the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation have teamed up to present a Create an Ice Cream Flavor Contest.  The contest is open to all Wisconsin 4-H groups.

Who:   All 4-H groups in the State of Wisconsin

What: Develop and name an ice cream flavor

When: Entries must be sent or emailed to Cedar Crest Ice Cream no later than October 31, 2014.

Cedar Crest Ice Cream
7269 Highway 60
Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012

 How:   Submit your entry by October 31, 2014, to Cedar Crest including:

  • Entry Name
  • Entry Description (see descriptions below for examples)
  • Club Name
  • Club County
  • Club Leader Name
  • Club Leader Address
  • Club Leader Phone Number
  • Club Leader Email Address
  • Photos, drawings or stories about the development of the flavor may be included with the entry, but are not required.  These items may be used by Cedar Crest and the 4-H Foundation for promotional purposes.

Six finalists will be named and the winning club will receive a Cedar Crest Ice Cream Party and a $300 prize.  In addition, the winning flavor will be produced in June 2015 and featured on all materials announcing the 2015 Feature Flavor line-up for the year.

Some past feature flavors include:

Udder Delight – Vanilla ice cream with chocolate-covered waffle cone pieces, fudge ribbon and peanut butter cups

Shipwreck - Vanilla ice cream with a sea salt caramel ribbon and candied almond splinters

Jumping Jersey Cow – Peanut butter flavored ice cream blended with chocolate-coated caramel mini cows and swirled with chocolate fudge

Elephant Tracks – Pieces of peanut butter cups and chocolate swirled in chocolate ice cream

All entries into the Cedar Crest Ice Cream Flavor contest become the sole property of Cedar Crest Ice Cream.  Any images, descriptions, photos or other material submitted as part of the contest may be used at the discretion of Cedar Crest Ice Cream and the 4-H Foundation for promotional purposes.

First Annual Bacon Contest

raw bacon on cutting board

Making Bacon in Outagamie County!!  The First Annual Bacon Contest will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014, starting at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, N2385 Municipal Drive in Greenville. Contestants should also plan to attend bacon processing meetings on Thursday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. at The Meat Block, N1739 Lily of the Valley Drive in Greenville.   Meetings will include fun-filled activities and hands on learning as well as science-based sessions about the curing process, fat and spices.  Youth will also learn how to prepare, comb, pump and smoke bacon, what makes cured meat change color, and other great fun facts!

Remember that due to state compliance and transport policies, if using your own pig, it must be slaughtered at Roskom Meats.  Contact Roskom Meats at 920-766-1657 to schedule a harvest time.  Please let us know if you want to purchase a pork belly for the contest so we can have them on hand at The Meat Block.

For more information, contact Zen Miller at 920-832-5119 or zen.miller@ces.uwex.edu.

Free Opportunity for Adult Volunteers at Upham Woods

Picture1Adult volunteers are invited to a free Outdoor Technology Field day at Upham Woods on September 23rd beginning at 9 am.  In the morning, we will use recently acquired technologies to explore Blackhawk Island, demonstrate the use of Digital Observation Technology Skills (DOTS) kits, and provide for hands on use of these tools.  Using digital microscopes, remote sensors, cameras, thermal imagers and trail cameras, this program will explore hidden environments, such as habitats, nocturnal wildlife movements, microscopic soil features, and the thermodynamics of living organisms.  In the afternoon, we will take a look at programs that use mobile technology tools to enable deep observation and investigation of natural environments, making the ‘invisible’ both visible and accessible to exploration and study.  Finally, we will close the day with a discussion about the needs and best practices for these ideas in your program, school, or organization.

To register please contact Andrea at andrea,braatz@outagamie.org or 920-832-5120

Need Money for a Community Service Project?

MiLLXeRLTDoes your club or association have a great idea for a community service project, but you don’t have the funding to carry it out?  The United Way Fox Cities Youth Board is accepting grant applications for up to $500 for youth led programs.  Applications for the fall cycle are due November 3rd.  There is another grant cycle in the spring with applications due the first Monday of April.  The key to this grant is that the project is planned and implemented by youth, including the application process, with minimal assistance from adults.

Youth Board Grant Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

If your application is deemed complete and timely, your organization will be asked to send a representative to present your grant proposal at a Youth Board meeting.  This will be your opportunity to present additional supportive information on behalf of your organization’s request. Please be prepared to explain your project’s goals and budgetYouth Board members will ask questions at the conclusion of the grant presentation. Fall grant presentations will take place on the 3rd Monday in November; and Spring grant presentations will take place on the 3rd Monday in April.  More information about a specific time will be emailed once to your group once the grant cycle has closed.


Youth Leadership Project Enrollment

This year we are separating the Outagamie County 4-H Youth Leaders Association and the Youth Leadership project for enrollment purposes.  All 4-H members in grades 8-13 are welcome to be a part of the Outagamie County Youth Leaders Association, and this separation of “projects” is for enrollment purposes only to provide the UW Extension with a more accurate list of active Youth Leaders Association members.  If you have a 4-H member who is active in the Outagamie County 4-H Youth Leaders Association they should sign up for both the Youth Leadership project AND the Youth Leaders Association.  While both the leadership project and the Youth Leaders Association clearly go hand in hand, they are being seprated so that individuals may enroll in the youth leadership project without being included on correspondance for the Youth Leaders Association.  Individuals may enroll for the youth leadership project without enrolling in the Youth Leaders Association (although they woudl love to have you!); however, individuals who enroll in the Youth Leaders Association should also enroll in the Youth leadership project.

Fun, Unique 4-H Centennial Celebration Opportunity

Govins 4-H Maze Poster Govin’s Meats and Berries in Menomonie is celebrating the 4-H Centennial by dedicating a corn maze to the event!  The maze is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays September 20th through November 2nd.    Click on the image above to visit their webpage for more information.

Welcome to the New Outagamie County 4-H webpage.

Do you have an event open to youth throughout the county?  It could be a community service opportunity, a recreation event, fundraiser, etc.  Contact the UW Extension with the information and we can share it on our blog.

2014 4-H Summer Camp Pictures Available

All of the pictures campers viewed on the last day of 4-H summer camp are available on a flash drive at the UW Extension office.  Anyone who attended camp may check out the flash drive to take home to transfer to their own computer.  We have some great pictures this year thanks to our photographer Tommy Yang!  Stop in or contact the UW Extension office to check out the flash drive.  Vicki: 920-832-5123

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