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Volunteer educators bring their own ideas about effective teaching to a 4-H curriculum

A girl follows the adult educator's instructions to solder two wires together to make a bracelet.

Steven Worker is the 4-H Youth Development Advisor for Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties.  4-H uses a variety of volunteers for it's programs. Steven conducted a study of volunteer educators, with a "diverse experiences, abilities and values" to...

To help improve scientific literacy among youth, the 4-H Youth Development Program offers a design-based science curriculum, Junk Drawer Robotics, that features engineering activities.
To help improve scientific literacy among youth, the 4-H Youth Development Program offers a design-based science curriculum, Junk Drawer Robotics, that features engineering activities.

To help improve scientific literacy among youth, the 4-H Youth Development Program offers a design-based science curriculum, Junk Drawer Robotics, that features engineering activities.

A girl follows the adult educator's instructions to solder two wires together to make a bracelet.
A girl follows the adult educator's instructions to solder two wires together to make a bracelet.

At site C, a girl follows the adult educator's instructions to solder two wires together to make a bracelet. In this participation structure, known as scripted build, the educators give young people instructions and monitor their progress. This structure was introduced by the educators and was not part of the 4-H curriculum.

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:43 AM
Tags: 4-H (15), STEM (3)

4-H Outreach Summer Programs

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4-H Outreach Summer ProgramSummer of 2018 With school out for the summer, many families struggle to find affordable educational youth programs. 4-H aimed to provide families with free and low cost programs over summer. More than 100 youth, ages 5-12,...

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 11:08 AM
  • Author: Diego Mariscal
  • Editor: J. M.

Sonoma County 4-H

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Diego Mariscal, 4-H Community Education Specialist (position funded by Initiative)Steven M. Worker, 4-H Youth Development AdvisorStephanie Larson, County Director County Portrait: There are over 92,000 youth in Sonoma County, with 37% identifying as...

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 9:40 AM
  • Editor: Jesenia Mendoza

Bringing fire back to California’s private lands

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We all know that fire is one of the oldest and most powerful tools that humans have. For millennia, we have used fire to improve our home lives—food, winter warmth, etc.—but what we often forget is that most of the landscapes we know and love...

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Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 11:35 AM
  • Author: Lenya Quinn-Davidson
  • Editor: J. M.
Tags: Prescribed Burn (1)

Sharing the Goodness of Sonoma County with Colleagues from China

Delegates with Dr Stephanie Larson at Taylor Mountain, Sonoma County Regional Park

To promote the exchange and sharing of agricultural extension information, several U.S. Land Grant institutions have formed an alliance with 10 Chinese agricultural universities. From June 17 to 22, UC Agriculture & Natural Resources took a group of...

The Chinese Extension Alliance Delegation, with Glenda Humiston: top row Song Hui, New Rural Development Research Institute of Northeast Agricultural University; Glenda; Sun Wenpeng, Northeast Agricultural University; front row He Minghui, Hunan Agricultural University; Luo Jian, Hunan Agricultural University; Li Peng, Office of Invigorating Agriculture with Science and Education in the Department of Science and Technology.
The Chinese Extension Alliance Delegation, with Glenda Humiston: top row Song Hui, New Rural Development Research Institute of Northeast Agricultural University; Glenda; Sun Wenpeng, Northeast Agricultural University; front row He Minghui, Hunan Agricultural University; Luo Jian, Hunan Agricultural University; Li Peng, Office of Invigorating Agriculture with Science and Education in the Department of Science and Technology.

The Chinese Extension Alliance Delegation, with Glenda Humiston: top row Song Hui, New Rural Development Research Institute of Northeast Agricultural University; Glenda; Sun Wenpeng, Northeast Agricultural University; front row He Minghui, Hunan Agricultural University; Luo Jian, Hunan Agricultural University; Li Peng, Office of Invigorating Agriculture with Science and Education in the Department of Science and Technology.

Delegates learning about local cheeses at La Gare French Restaurant in Santa Rosa
Delegates learning about local cheeses at La Gare French Restaurant in Santa Rosa

Delegates learning about local cheeses at La Gare French Restaurant in Santa Rosa

At Bayer Farm in Santa Rosa
At Bayer Farm in Santa Rosa

At Bayer Farm in Santa Rosa

Delegates with Jonathan Bravo and Mimi Enright at Bayer Farm
Delegates with Jonathan Bravo and Mimi Enright at Bayer Farm

Delegates with Jonathan Bravo and Mimi Enright at Bayer Farm

Delegates with Jonathan Bravo at Bayer Farm
Delegates with Jonathan Bravo at Bayer Farm

Delegates with Jonathan Bravo at Bayer Farm

Touring Bayer Farm
Touring Bayer Farm

Touring Bayer Farm

The whole crew at Bayer Farm
The whole crew at Bayer Farm

The whole crew at Bayer Farm

Grazing education panel
Grazing education panel "Why Cows" at Taylor Mountain Park

Grazing education panel "Why Cows" at Taylor Mountain Park

View west from Taylor Mountain. Pacific ocean is beyond the fog.
View west from Taylor Mountain. Pacific ocean is beyond the fog.

View west from Taylor Mountain.

Dr Stephanie Larson presenting grazing handbooks to the delegates
Dr Stephanie Larson presenting grazing handbooks to the delegates

Dr Stephanie Larson presenting grazing handbooks to the delegates

Delegates with Dr Stephanie Larson at Taylor Mountain, Sonoma County Regional Park
Delegates with Dr Stephanie Larson at Taylor Mountain, Sonoma County Regional Park

Delegates with Dr Stephanie Larson at Taylor Mountain, Sonoma County Regional Park

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 6:31 PM
Tags: 4-H (15), Master Gardeners (12), Ombudsman (2), Range (1)

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