Branching Out 4-H Agri-Science Club

ABOUT:

Ever wonder how things grow, maple syrup is made, what a pollinator does, or what the difference is between a pest and insect? Join the Branching Out 4-H Club to find out the answers to these questions and more!

Members will receive themed activity kits that provide instructions and materials to complete learning activities right from the comfort of their own home. Each project will also include online learning and sharing opportunities. 

Open to youth ages 8-18. 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Kick off club meeting will be March 23, 4:30-5:30 pm.  Additional meeting schedule will vary depending on project.

COST:

$20/youth.  A fee is charged for this Extension program to cover costs. A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals unable to pay. Please contact Andrea Majewski for scholarship information.

ENROLLMENT: 

Opens February 24, 2021

  • Current 4-H Members – Please email Michelle (michelle.bersaw@unh.edu) with your First & Last Name to let us know you want to participate in the club.
  • New 4-H Members – Use these instructions to enroll and add the “Branching Out 4-H Agri-Science Club”.

PROJECTS INCLUDE: 

Backyard Maple Sugaring: Most of us have tried the yummy golden delicious substance we call maple syrup, but do you know how is made?   In this 4-H activity kit, members will learn about the process of making maple syrup. Activities will highlight the science behind the process from start to finish.    Topics include natural resource management, tree id, engineering, food science, and more! Kick off meeting March 23, 4:30-5:30 pm, must enroll by March 12 to receive the activity kit. Follow up sessions are scheduled for March 30, April 6, 13.

Bees, Bugs, Dirt, and Pizza! Do you like pizza!:  Have you grown your own toppings?  In this 4-H activity kit, members will learn about basic gardening techniques, nutrition, and healthy living while they grow their own pizza toppings. Concepts will include but not limited to soil health, plant needs, pollinators, MyPlate, and physical activity ideas. Project starts May 11.

Growing Roots: Hydroponics: Can plants grow without soil?  They sure can, and we are going to show you how!  In this 4-H activity kit, members will learn the basic of growing in a hydroponic system (without soil).   Concepts covered will include basic plant needs and how we can meet those needs in a hydroponic system, the parts of a simple hydroponic system, and how they can monitor the growing environment. Project starts September 21. 

Contact

Michelle Bersaw-Robblee
4-H Youth Development and 4-H Horticulture Field Specialist
Asst Field Specialist
Phone: (603) 796-2151 ext. 317
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824