Foothills Prepper School
Ever consider how you would react in an emergency situation? Maybe you love spending time outdoors hunting, hiking, camping, or fishing. Perhaps you love the show Doomsday Preppers?
The Foothills Prepper School is a class that will meet once a week and will teach youth survival basics such as first aid, fire-starting, shelter creations, severe weather spotting, cooking, and emergency preparations for a variety of events including winter weather.
The purpose of this class is not to raise concern about potential events, but to educate youth on responsibility, resourcefulness, recycling, and leadership. This will be a fun class with all hands-on activities. We will look at each lesson we learn scientifically to understand the science behind each lesson and how becoming resourceful can help us in our homes, environments, and in a variety of situations. Students will learn how to create survival bracelets and learn their uses.
This class will only have a limited number of spots and will meet for five weeks on Mondays after school. There will be a $10 fee to help cover cost of materials associated with the class.
Any youth may join from ages 9-18, with a first come first served priority during signups. Call Brandon at the Extension Office, 387-5404, to sign up and learn more information, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . The first meeting will take place on Feb. 3rd at the Extension Office from 3:30-4:30, You must be signed up prior to the start date in order to attend.
There is money to be made in junk! The 4H program will be offering a class to all youth ages 9-18 who want to learn more skills on “rust-oration”. Youth will learn how to recycle old picture frames, furniture, metal works, etc. into something that looks modern and that can be potentially sold as a profit.
Different techniques will be taught on how to create crackle paint on wooden surfaces, recycle old junk into modern decoration, proper tool use, using stripper and sanding paper, how to care for and recondition old leather, reupholstering old furniture, and creation of their own project. Students will also learn basic entrepreneurial skills that will carry with them throughout their life.
This class will only have a limited number of spots and will meet for five weeks on Mondays after school. There will be a $15 fee associated with the class to help purchase class materials.
Any youth may join from ages 9-18. Call Brandon at the Extension Office, 387-5404, to sign up and learn more information, or email at email@example.com .
Junkyard Restoration will begin on March 10th at the Extension Office. You must be signed up prior to the start date in order to attend.
Contact: Jann Burks, Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development
We are dependent on earth’s natural resources. Everything from the air we breathe to the water we drink, to the soil we use for food production are vital to our existence. Good stewardship is critical to ensuring these resources are protected for the next generation.
However, many Americans lack a basic understanding of environmental issues, and there is a shortage of scientists and experts focused on natural resource stewardship, especially among women and minorities. In order to protect the environment, we are going to need a diverse pool of trained scientists to solve current and future environmental problems.
4-H offers programs to help young people develop an understanding and appreciation for our natural environment as well as to give them a glimpse at potential careers in the field.
County programs offered in 4-H Natural Resource areas include, but are not limited to, entomology, forestry, geology, water, weather, beekeeping and earth science. Through these programs, young people can explore the diversity of our natural environment while they increase their awareness of social problems that can be addressed through environmental stewardship, expand their life skills and gain a better understanding of science and scientific methods. 4-H also offers environmental camps for young people wishing to gain further knowledge of environmental issues.
For more information about 4-H natural resource programs in your area, contact the Clinton Co Extension office.
Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.