Military Family Farm Day!
On Sunday September 17th, the UNH Cooperative Extension Military Youth and Family Program hosted a Military Family Farm Day at Beech Hill Farm, owned by a long-time 4-H connected farm family.
Military families had an opportunity to learn-by-doing while taking a personal look at the science behind agriculture. They tested the strength of eggshells, planted a terrarium to explore how plants grow, learned about and met some farm animals, had a dog training experience, wound their way through a corn maze, explored a rhododendron nature trail, and little ones played in a giant sand pile. Families also enjoyed sharing time with other Military families, eating their picnic lunches and yummy ice cream for dessert!
Military Family Day - August 20, 2017
Enjoyed by All :)
UNH Cooperative Extension Youth and Family Program hosted a Military Family Day at beautiful Geneva Point on Lake Winnipesaukee. Military families had fun designing, building and testing their mousetrap powered cars. All over eight years of age got to try their hand at archery, or brushed up on their skills. Even though it was too windy for canoeing this year, families enjoyed time at the beach, activities on the field, and spending time at the children's playground. During the day, a complimentary lunch was served. Families were able to connect with one another and enjoy a nice warm sunny day at the lake.
What are Military Family Days?
The 4-H Military Youth and Family Program offers engaging educational opportunities for geographically dispersed military youth and families. In addition to learning something new, these programs provide opportunities for military families to get together in an informal environment to explore 4-H, have fun, and build a web of social support. Most program themes relate to the 4-H Youth Development and Military Youth Program mission areas of Healthy Living and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).
- 4-H Healthy Living programs are designed to promote healthy eating, physical fitness and social and emotional well-being. Choosing to be healthy as a family can be fun, whether learning how to plan and make nutritious meals, or engaging in physical activities like hiking, swimming, canoeing, or yoga.
- 4-H STEAM learning experiences provide opportunities to experience science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math through fun, hand-on activities and projects. What could be better than exploring and understanding the world of science and art by creating trebuchets to launch water balloons, building a SeaPerch to explore underwear robotics, designing your very own water bottle rockets, and creating some bubble art?
Through these experiences, military youth and families connect with one another and learn about even more 4-H opportunities offered in their local communities, across the country, and on military bases all over the world!